O Mosquito, turn your drone into a prayer for my sleep, so deep in my slumber, you may feast
O Mosquito, turn your drone into a prayer for my sleep, so deep in my slumber, you may feast

Gujarati Typographical Twist to the Japanese Poems

From Bhavnagar, Gujarat, to completing his Bachelors of Commerce and Diploma in Visual Communication from Srishti School of Design, Art & Technology, Deval Maniar has been experimenting with type and wants to explore this area of design. Bored of the typical representation of Indian scripts, he took on a project, with a little help from a friend Malvika Tewari, which put him on the map.
O Mosquito, turn your drone into a prayer for my sleep, so deep in my slumber, you may feast
O Mosquito, turn your drone into a prayer for my sleep, so deep in my slumber, you may feast

Project:
A modern day twist of combining Japanese poems, Haiku and Gujarati script, ultimately resulting in interesting posters and a coffee table book. Bold colour, strong typography and charming poems are sure to catch the attention of almost everyone who looks at the posters. Two very dynamic, yet different cultures come together to create loud yet minimal art establishing a fact that art lies in almost everything around us, you just have to look for it.

Concept:
An attempt to preserve and remind people of Gujarati literature through an age old technique of Japanese poets: Haiku. Deval combines these Japanese poems and Gujarati text into visuals that are modern and easily understandable.

Outcome:
Deval applies his knowledge of visual communication to create interesting posters and a coffee table book that is sure to revive the practice of Haiku and re-establish Gujarati script.

The doors to the unknown have opened, let’s crown death and welcome him
The doors to the unknown have opened, let’s crown death and welcome him
As the boat hides along the river bends, it contemplates its journey along the strongly carved current.
As the boat hides along the river bends, it contemplates its journey along the strongly carved current.
The key I hold no longer turns the lock on my door. Where do I turn next, leaving my threshold behind?
The key I hold no longer turns the lock on my door. Where do I turn next, leaving my threshold behind?
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