Tag Archives: hand drawn illustrations

The last cup of tea

18 May

It is so strange – that feeling that Dad is not there with us any more, is something which is so strong… He is gone, but his presence is felt all around.

Tea Cup Coversations

When I make that morning cup of tea, and sit with the newspaper, I remember him each day… He was very fond of drinking tea and used to cherish his three cups of tea everyday.

Each doodle or sketch of a tea cup I draw, Dad, is for you.

conversations with Dad

This one is for you, Dad

musings of a lamy pen

25 Mar

ink (lamy) on 80gsm uncoated natural shade

a cup of tea and conversations

25 Mar

back to the drawing board / lamy and pikpens bold marker

understanding vulnerability for disaster risk reduction

12 Jun

well, this an old project which I was revisiting for a paper I am working on ‘visual perceptions’

I collaborated with an old friend of mine who is a qualified architect but a passionate illustrator, currently counting time as a e-learning expert.

check out the finals here . you can download the full pdf, and some more details of the project here.

The actual brief was to develop a set of 18 panels (due to constraints of space at the client’s training centre). however, better sense prevailed and within the same budget we worked out the panels, plus a booklet which is easy to read/browse. The icing on the cake is an accompanying DVD which has high resolution artworks – ready to print (upto 2’x3′) and also low res images which can be used for presentations on teh subject.

Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?

31 May

cover of the book, as it appears on thier website

came across this book recently (thanks to Shreyas for sharing the link)

All of 196 pages, in a hardbound edition, Don’t go by the size of 16×21 cms! the inside pages share tons of information in a very elegant and interactive (rather addictive) manner.


Hyperactivitypography from A to Z is an activity book for typographers illustrated in a nostalgic vintage style to give it a sweet and childlike look.
The book is packed with activities, ranging from silly to hard core nerdiness. It’s great to test your skills on and to learn new things while having fun.
Who said typography had to be stiff and boring?

Done by a team of young designers under the leadership of  Paul van Brunschot, Studio 3, based in Oslo, Norway.

click here to flip through the book.

It is a must ‘own’ for anyone even remotely related with anything to do with typography

Unfortunately at the moment it is sold out. I am sure Paul and his team is working on a reprint 🙂

the verdict

28 May

the vacation is coming to an end…

time to move on to new matters, new verticals and newer horizons

“If it feels easy, you’re probably not pushing the limits of what’s possible”

22 May