One evening, at the letter box and reception area of the hostel where we live, I found the perfect alignment of supermarket brochures put into the letterboxes. Im not sure if it was consciously done but it looked very very interesting. Made me think about perfection, symmetry and alignment. Very very interesting it was. Something I see here usually but not back in India (not very usual atleast)
At the HS, Hannover, I got the opportunity to be part of a Masters Workshop held by Ms Dorothee Wienlich that looked at interesting printing techniques. This involved hand printing (monolithic technique) using various materials and also usage of typography at certain places through new and innovative techniques (for me atleast).
We had to base our notebook on one of our main projects. Since I was not very deep into a particular project, I chose a project of mine that looks at Social Inequality. At that point there were some basic keywords that I had in mind and not a very clear idea, but the overall theme was set.
We painted, printed and stitched the final notebook over two days.
Here are images of the final notebook.
Colour for this chappal: Red
While I was doing a project in the city of Minden, in North Germany, there were a couple of interesting signages that I found.
One of them was these. It looks like it belongs to a period when there were tanks that moved on the road. Probably a part of time when Minden was still a British base. Having said that, I was quite excited to see that there was an old signage that showed the speed that it should travel in. The colour interaction is also bright and the icons perfect. Indeed pretty intiguing to me.
I was screaming with joy when I got to know that the topic was Tree this week.
What I am, is crazy about Trees. Im a tree hugger, tree lover, tree liver.
Here are some of my sketches of trees that I have been doing for a while.
There are a lot of items sold in the supermarket that are fresh and/or baked and they have an interesting technique to inform the consumer about the expiry date.
There is a thin plastic strip that is wound around the packaging with the expiry date stamped (printed) on it. Its done with a coloured background, so that you cant miss it and it works pretty interestingly. It also holds the package together.