Saturday, October 15, 2011

Self Promotion Poster

As part of an assignment for a course in Design Overview, we had to come up with a Self Promotion Poster. This was what I came up with.
The copy reads, ' Why is black, black, and why do we not write it in green? How does blue affect our environment and what attracts us towards red? Doesn't society play an important role in how we think and function?

I think. I question. I create.'

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Aanya's Annaprashan

My lil niece turned 7 months in late October and it was time for the best baby Bengali ceremony ever! The 'Annaprashan' which is a baby's first rice eating ceremony, is done with great pomp and show where the baby is dressed up and fed all sorts of things. Its usually done by the Mother's brother / father. For Aanya, her dear grandfather (my father) did it. It was held at Noida amongst with friends and relatives.
For the invite, my sister wanted me to make a fun one and came up with a poem. Here's what was finally sent as an emailer inviting people all across the country!
The event went off pretty well and Aanya can now officially begin eating solids!

Colour for this Chappal: Red

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Basics of Printing

A course that we did in this semester (1st) was called 'Introduction to Printing' which was a course that began with a whole lot of theory and it ended with a whole week of practicals (More on that later). While we were learning printing and its basics, we had to document the entire course and our learnings. When I was almost done with my document, I realised that I had no cover for it because I had some initial ideas but I scrapped them because I felt they weren't working too well. Since the basics of offset printing lie in the inking processes, I was very sure I wanted the CMYK to be shown somewhere, Here's what came out at the end of it. What Im not very happy with is that the Y comes at the end, unlike the printing ink order ie CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow and Black). A little more thinking into this will probably solve the problem. Food for though. Hmmn.

Its just coincidental that this post and the post two places before this (The Entropic Project) are similar. Probably my mind just thinks at the basic levels.

Colour for this chappal: CMYK!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Shooting Relationships

The last course this semester is Photography and we one of the assignments was to shoot with a film camera, shots on the topic 'Relationships'. The constraints were to keep the human element in mind and not shoot within a two km radius of the institute. It was one of a kind experience and I was happy with some of the pictures I took. After all the grueling walks throughout the city, the pictures are satisfying, especially when you are so under confident with a film camera! Here are a few of them.

Colour for this chappal: Earthy brown. I believe relationships are as strong as the earth.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Entropic Project

When I joined NID, the first course we attended was a course called 'Introduction to Communication Studies' taken by a very learned and brilliant faculty, Mr Madhusudan Mukerjee. As our first assignment we had to work in groups and had to come up with something (anything) that would be very high in its redundant value but at the same time have a high entropic value as well. Basically we had to come up with something that was a very usual regular day thing but have a shocking value to it.

Here's what we came up with. I wouldnt like to disclose what the entropy is, but I do hope you can figure it out. Even though it was a group project, I would like to put it up as an entry on my blog because it was the first at NID, and probably one of the smarter things we (I) did.

I would like to thank my group mates, Roshini, Bhumika, Shirin and Poornima for all the hardwork and support ;)

Colour for this Chappal: Blue, I think.