Last year (2013), in October, some of my work was shown in a group exhibition in Long Island City at the See|Me gallery. One of the works was projected on a building as well while the rest were shown on a screen inside the gallery.
On July 28th 2014, in a group exhibition, a few additional works were also displayed in Times Square in NYC!! The mall graphics was the centerpiece but also shown were the helmet graphics, the poster-postcards, the book cover and the acclaimed Forest Essentials packaging. The last one is a major one because a junior designer in India was falsely claiming this design to be her concept on Behance and despite being asked to take it down, she hasn’t. By showcasing this work on the world’s largest billboard, it has been affirmation of the hard work that I and Manav put into this project.
If people vote for me, it is possible that I may get to show my work in an exhibition in Paris! How cool would that be? Here’s a link to vote for me. Much appreciated!
Today Listserve sent out my mail to 20,000+ subscribers all around the world. To those who made it till here, thank you for visiting! I hope my short mail inspired or hit a chord in your hearts about being free and truly happy. I started “exploring” with bicycles and the desire to see more and go further made me switch to motorcycles that took me far but ironically brought me closer to where I started from. Traveling happy (not your rushed, super-planned itineraries) is what I would encourage and I feel there is nothing better than a motorcycle. Riding everyday to work has always been therapeutic that takes away any tiredness or stress from work. I would strongly suggest that you try it too- considering, in a car even I am more prone to have road rage! At least one research has also proven that motorcyclists actually reach a “different level” when they are riding.
So what am I really trying to say? I am just saying that achieving happiness is pretty simple. People often confuse happiness with winning, owning or mastering things but once you ride, your feelings are like that of your ten-year old self riding a bicycle around the neighborhood- pure, free, simple and blissful. There are many ways to get there but this is the way I have found. A clutter-free, uncomplicated and a highly simplified way.
I invite you to ask me anything you like- about the motorcycle trip, about my work, about riding together in NYC- anything at all. And I would love to hear your stories of how you found your happiness. Thank you again for reading and remember, happiness is simple. 🙂
The link to the post is here: http://thelistserveblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/one-motorcycle-trip.html and here: http://www.servethelist.com/2013/06/17/one-motorcycle-trip/
The blog of the motorcycle trip mentioned in the email is here: http://thepointistotravel.blogspot.com/
It’s a new year and that means it’s time for a new helmet. The first experiment with a polycarbonate helmet meant that I could only use water-based colors since thinner based paints could affect the integrity of the helmet. Used pearlized airbrush colors with brushes that gave that unique shimmering effect- seen best in the bright sun. Coated with a gloss urethane coat. The next project will be full airbrushing but without stencils-the feel of a freehand is too much to give up! The orange not only highlights my brand color but suitably matches my latest bike- a KTM!
The contender: Rodeo 2.0, a shoe created for an online contest becomes one of the 5 favorite picks. Not bad for a graphic designer, eh? See here
Campaign concept for a e-waste recycling firm in India. The campaign was a B2B exercise to create awareness of the recycling services provided by Attero by highlighting the monumentality of the problem and possibilities borne out of it. Also important to highlight was the idea of recycling e-waste as a positive process rather than a “negative” or subtractive one.
Rock A Bella launched in November 2010 in New Delhi. A boutique promoting bohemian chic fashion so the branding had to be feminine yet quirky- from the logo to the shopping bags to the bill book.