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Mud Art and Calligraphy

Just tried my own version of Mud Art and diffused it with Marathi Calligraphy. The Word here is AAI meaning Mother.

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Mud Art and Marathi Calligraphy Diffusion

Need to Know about the Most Beautiful Word-Mother

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Wish All Mothers a Very Happy Mother’s Day! Tried chalk art on the occasion of the day! This chalk art contains Marathi, Hindi (Devnagari), German, Spanish, Dutch, English, Japanese, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Punjabi scripts used to write the most beautiful word in the World.

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Hand Lettering – Happy Birthday – Chalk Art

Seasons of Birthdays this February on 15, 17 and 19! We tried to create chalk art on every birthday. We had three birthdays in 3rd week of February! My Wife on 15 Feb, My Father on 17 Feb and My Daughter on 19 Feb! Celebrations Coming Soon!

Happy Birthday – Hand Lettering – Chalk Art

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Seasons of Birthdays this February on 19 and Celebrations on 20 Feb! More on Celebration- Coming Soon!

Seasons – Happy Birthday – Hand Lettering – Chalk Art.

Happy Birthday Pitaji 2016

Seasons of Birthdays this February on 17!

Five Inspirations from Stories of Ganesha

I have written this as Guest post on “A Writing Life for Me” a blog of Cindy E. Owens who is a poet, children’s writer, conjurer of short stories, and eclectic essay writer.

Stories of Ganesha

Lord of beginnings-Start Writing First

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Shree By R. K. Joshi

God of beginnings, Ganesha is worshiped at the start of every activity we initiate. Hence, Ganesha is also called as Prathamesh (Pratham-First and Ish-God), God of Firsts. On the beginning pages we write ‘Shree’, at the start, to honour the God of Beginnings.

It inspires us to start new things by beginning the worship to God. Any blogger has to take an action to make a blog first. Start writing first, then write, and keep on writing. Action is the only first step.

Ganesha- Broken Tusk-Dedication

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Ganesha and Vyasa

I would like to share a story about Ganesha and His dedication to writing. Ganesha was a scribe for Mahabharata – Longest Epic of the World. He accepted Vyasa’s request for this task on a condition that Vyasa has to recite without a pause. Vyasa, the brilliant sage, also put a condition, Ganesha needed to write with understanding, every shloka (verse line). During the narration, Ganesha used to take some time in understanding difficult shlokas. Vyasa effectively used that time to compose next shlokas. At some point in time, while writing, the quill Ganesha had, got broken. He kept his promise by breaking his tusk and using it as quill. This was dedication of Lord Ganesha towards an assignment of writing.

Every blogger has this dedication to every post, every page they write. Again we need to write and write only with pure devotion.

Ganesha- Large Ears and Small Mouth – Speak less listen more

Large Ears and Small Mouth

There are various philosophical concepts attributed to each body part of Ganesha. His large ears and small mouth signify about speak less and listen more.

Every blogger has to spend more time in listening comments and reviews. They must spend little time in talking. By doing this, one can utilize his/her energy for doing more creative work, efficiently and effectively.

Ganesha-Obstacles remover-Remove Inner Obstacles

Ganesha is always having the rat in control. The rat symbolizes the distractions that trouble us. They will always pop up daily and time to time, we need to learn take a control of these.

Every blogger has to keep close watch on our distractions. One must try to keep control on these distractions.

Ganesha- Wisdom and knowledge-Increase your knowledge

Ganesha is also worshiped as Lord of Wisdom and Knowledge.

This inspires us to explore, and expand, the knowledge about the subject on which we are writing. The more knowledge and wisdom you have, the more readers will get attracted towards the contents of the blog. The well written post is the outcome of knowledge only. It may not be by an accident.

Hope every blogger will get inspired by this Panch-sutri, five things. May Lord Ganesha bless all the devotees!

Ganapti Bappa Moraya! Manal Moorti Moraya!

Alphabet – Hand Lettering – Together

Fourth Week of New Year celebrated with Hand Lettering! Wonderful opportunity to showcase some hand lettering art here. Posted few works using chalk on the wall, Rangoli Designs, Pen on Paper through out the week. The Alphabets all together will give a visual treat with chalks, Rangoli and a Quote. For more projects on Hand Lettering visit the portfolio page.  Also find some interesting photos in my entries to weekly photo challenges.

Alphabet – Hand Lettering – Quote

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The last day of this week’s challenge which gave me a wonderful opportunity to showcase some hand lettering art here. Posted few works using chalk on the wall, Rangoli Designs through out the week. The last entry for Alphabet which is the inspiring quote in Hindi Lettering. The lines say, “Work is Difficult hence worth Doing, Otherwise ordinary works are done by All”. For more projects on Hand Lettering visit the portfolio page.  Also find some interesting photos in my entries to weekly photo challenges.

Alphabet – Hand Lettering – Rangoli

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This post as a part of this week’s challenge and also wonderful opportunity to showcase some hand lettering art and Rangoli here. Posted some Rangoli designs  before and can be seen in weekly photo challenges. For more projects on Hand Lettering visit the portfolio page. The fourth entry for Alphabet which is the lettering in a Rangoli to welcome Dindi 2015. The letters here say, “Mind will not go anywhere after seeing your feet”. We always make the events more colourful with Rangoli.

Alphabet – Hand Lettering – Happy Birthday

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This week there is again wonderful opportunity to showcase some hand lettering art here. Posting few works using chalk on the wall. For more projects on Hand Lettering visit the portfolio page. The third entry for Alphabet which is the lettering way to celebrate birthday of my nephew. The art has combo of Devnagari (Marathi) and English script. We always celebrate the events with chalk art to express our emotions. Find more stuff on weekly photo challenges.

 

Alphabet – Hand Lettering Diwali

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This week there is again wonderful opportunity to showcase some hand lettering art here. Posting few works using chalk on the wall. For more projects on Hand Lettering visit the portfolio page. The second entry for Alphabet which is from Diwali the festival of lamps in India. The meaning of the lines is “I welcome Diwali to my Home”. Find more stuff on weekly photo challenges.

Alphabet – Hand Lettering

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This week there is again wonderful opportunity to showcase some hand lettering art here. Posting few works using chalk on the wall. For more projects on Hand Lettering visit the portfolio page. The first entry for Alphabet. Find more stuff on weekly photo challenges.

Callipatterns

 

Calligraphy Dnyaneshwar Muley.jpgBasics Strokes of Devnagari Calligraphy creating beautiful patterns called CalliPatterns. All the strokes are transformed in a round shape to indicate unity. Though not tried here, some other basic shapes like rectangle, square will also create beauty. Some more transformations can be viewed at CalliPatterns.

Masthead of Newspapers in Australia

A nameplate of publication is a designed title as it appears on the front page or cover. The term nameplate is mainly used in America. It is also called as Masthead in the United Kingdom and many other Commonwealth nations. For the visual treat of the users just adding mastheads of some top ranked Australian Newspapers.

Herald Sun

Herald Sun Masthead

The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph Masthead

The Courier-Mail

The courier mail Masthead

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald Masthead Continue reading “Masthead of Newspapers in Australia”

Masthead of Newspapers in India

A nameplate of publication is a designed title as it appears on the front page or cover. The term name plate is mainly used in America. It is also called as Masthead in the United Kingdom and many other Commonwealth nations. For the visual treat of the users just adding mastheads of Some top ranked Indian Newspapers.

Dainik Bhaskar

Daink bhaskar

Dainik Jagran

Dainik Jagran Masthead

The Times of India

Times of India Masthead

Hindustan

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Malayala Manorama

Malyalam Manorama Masthead

Amar Ujala

Amar Ujala Masthead

Eenadu

Eenadu Masthead

Rajasthan Patrika

Rajastan Patrika Masthead

Daily Thanthi

Daily Thanthi masthead

Mathrubhumi

Mathrubhumi Masthead

Lokmat

Lokmat Masthead

Sakal

Sakal Masthead

The Hindu

The Hindu Masthead

Dinakaran

Dinakaran Masthead

Sakshi

Sakshi Masthead

Hindustan Times

HindustanTimes Masthead

Patrika

Patrika Masthead

Anandabazar Patrika

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Punjab Kesari

Punjab Kesri Masthead

Dinamalar

Dinamalar Masthead

Logo Designs of Typoday

Typoday also called as Typography Day started as a part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2008. First version of typoday was Jointly organised by Industrial Design Center (IDC) and India Design Association (InDeAs). Each version focuses on certain theme about typography, its users, education and applications.

This is the biggest event for typography learners, professionals to get together with renowned Typographers of India and across the World. For outreach of the typography, Poster design competition, Exhibitions, Seminars, Presentations are organised by host institute. Organizers also started logo design competition in 2014.

Themes of the typoday year wise are-

Year Theme
2016 Typography and Education
2015 Typography, Sensitivity and Fineness
2014 Typography and Culture
2013 Display Typography
2012 Typography in Publication Design
2011 Typography and Expression
2010 Typography and Identity
2009 Typography and New Media
2008 Indian Languages

Here just compiled all the versions of typoday logos since 2008.

Young At Heart

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Its natural to grow by age. Hence its natural to loose youngster in you. But some beautiful things like hobby, passion, memories keep you Young At Heart. Its art lover who will be always young at heart irrespective of its age. Art can be music, dance, acting, painting, sketching, designing anything which explores creativity in you!

Its my personal experience that followings some form art will keep you younger physically and mentally! I follow calligraphy, Hand lettering almost regularly and it helps to explore my creativity and inner talent. Allowing your imagination, ideas generation enhance creative skills that you have. Creativity is not function of age. Hence its always young keeping you younger and younger. So always try to explore your creative side!

More or less art of any type like cooking, will always give you a satisfaction. There are no wrong answers, no fear to fail its always pleasing to you! There is always freedom to express, there are no rules. All these wonderful features of any art make you more younger and beautiful too!

Franz Kafka’s quote justifies what do you need to stay young at heart!

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old”

TypoDay-2016 Logo Design

The results of Typoday 2016 logo design competition are announced and winning entry is from Sukanta Paul, Pearl Academy, Delhi.

All other entries of runner up can be found at Typoday Website. It is the best fest for the typographers, beginners of typography and calligraphy. This year is ninth version of the event and it is being hosted by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru. You can block your dates, 25th to 27th February 2016. It is in collaboration with the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) with support from India Design Association (InDeAs) and Aksharaya. You can visit the website for more information on Typoday.

You can browse here for some more resources on Logo Design.

Transition- Rangoli

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Transition through Rangoli an Indian Art. Similar stuff can be found in my entries for Weekly Photo Challenges, hope that you will enjoy and add your valuable comments.

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Similar posts and my work on hand lettering can be found here.

Hand Lettering Hindi

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The hand lettering excercise tries on paper with ink and then trace in photoshop. This agao=in printed on paper. It always inspire me as I pulled it from my father’s design. It says: It worth doing the task which is difficult otherwise, ordinary tasks are done by all. There may be many quotes like this but it inspires me more. I am sure you will find The Artist’s Eye in this.

Similar posts and my work on hand lettering can be found here.

Hand Lettering APJ Abdul Kalam

Tribute to Great Indian APJ Abdul Kalam!! Similar posts and my work on hand lettering can be found here.

Sarah Hyndman – Get inspired

From the reader section I came across the work of Sarah Hyndman- a Graphic Designer, expert in multisensory typography. Amazing work !!

Sarah Hyndman

Readers can have look at,

  1. Her website Compiling of her projects, talks, interviews, books etc.
  2. Type Testing Experiential type studio founded by Sarah Hyndman
  3. With Relish Founder & Creative Director of a company since 2003
  4. Professional Profile of Sarah Hyndman on social website LinkedIn
  5. Olympic Logo A Day the most interesting project undertook by her

Sarah Hyndman – Get inspired

Typoday 2015

Typography Day 2015 also called as TypoDay 2015 is approaching faster. Version 8 is scheduled from March 7 to March 9, 2015 at the Industrial Design Centre IDC, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay IIT Bombay with support from India Design Association InDeAs and Aksharaya.

This is the India’s biggest fest for typography professionals, students and enthusiasts 

Some Winning entries of the poster design competition for Typoday 2015.

Calligraphy

Calligraphy

While browsing, came across some of the learning resources on calligraphy. A lot of Project Ideas are mentioned at Dancing Pen Caligraphy. Exhibtion of the work by some of world renowned calligraphers is interesting and can be visited at Calligraphy ExpoThe project participants are from  almost every corner of the globe. It has books on calligraphy mainly in Russian. I would like to recommend Art of Calligraphy by David Harris which is in English.  We can down load the book here.  

Three Indian Calligraphers Achyut Palav, Manohar Desai and Qamar Dagar have also exhibited thier work. Specially I am great fan of Achyut Palav and my brother is trained at his School of Calligraphy.

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