Just tried my own version of Mud Art and diffused it with Marathi Calligraphy. The Word here is AAI meaning Mother.
Post Card Project: R K Joshi – Indian Calligrapher, Type Designer and Teacher
Thanksgiving letters addressed to legendary designers for continuing source of inspiration for every designer including me. Have shared my learning inspired from their work. The medium used is Indian Post Card costing ₹ 0.5 only. The project has hand drawn illustrations digitised and printed at home on Post Cards. More read about the project: Project Post Card on Behance.
Letter to Professor R K Joshi
Seasons of Birthdays this February on 17!
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
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
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Basics 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.
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.
The Daily Telegraph
The Sydney Morning Herald
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.
The Times of India
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-
|2016||Typography and Education|
|2015||Typography, Sensitivity and Fineness|
|2014||Typography and Culture|
|2012||Typography in Publication Design|
|2011||Typography and Expression|
|2010||Typography and Identity|
|2009||Typography and New Media|
Here just compiled all the versions of typoday logos since 2008.
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”
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.
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.
From the reader section I came across the work of Sarah Hyndman- a Graphic Designer, expert in multisensory typography. Amazing work !!
Readers can have look at,
- Her website Compiling of her projects, talks, interviews, books etc.
- Type Testing Experiential type studio founded by Sarah Hyndman
- With Relish Founder & Creative Director of a company since 2003
- Professional Profile of Sarah Hyndman on social website LinkedIn
- Olympic Logo A Day the most interesting project undertook by her
Sarah Hyndman – Get inspired
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.
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 Expo. The 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.