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Yogesh Bhusare is Mumbai based artist and illustrator. After graduating from D.Y. Patil College of Applied Arts & Crafts, Pune, he joined an event agency, thus kick-starting his artistic career. He possesses a singularly unique & inspiring style, which involves much doodling and collage.

 

He works strenuously to perfect his craft and explores various medium and style regularly. Here are some of his experiments.

 

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Perspectives and Visions
Reality or Fiction?
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Time is of essence
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Thoughtful? What's on your mind?
Suffocated and painted (in agony), lost and angry. That's what animals must be feeling due to humans.
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Time is of essence

Blotter Media owned by Ofir Shoham creates the kind of glowing animation of dancers, celebrities and skaters which remind us of the 80s wave art. He has got the attention of over one million followers on Instagram with his style.

 

Shoham uses the ‘Adobe After Effects’ to apply the neon illustrations to the moving frames of dancers and celebrities. He changed the look and feel of the original video clips to make an eye-catching animations with the addition of light trails, neon limbs and props which doesn’t exist.

 

If you want to try the glowing lines animation effect to your videos, here are a few useful tutorials.

 

After Effects Tutorials: Create Glowing Lines Video Animation


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We go through many interesting design projects each day and find them inspiring enough to be shared further. Projects which have the potential to inspire and spark multiple ideas. So, here are few selected one for this week’s design inspiration, enjoy!

Illustrations by SAM JI

Illustration for The Creative House by Kouzou Sakai

Illustration for The Creative House by Lena Vargas

Design exploration for Heartbeat Agnecy by

Budapest Central European Fashion Week identity in 2018 by kissmiklos .

McDonald’s M5K by Shun Izumi and Casa Locomotiva Estúdio

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36 Days of Type is a project that invites designers, illustrators and graphic artists to create their own interpretations of alphabets and numbers. More information about the project here.

 

Illustrator Parvati Pillai beautifully captured the variety of fairytales in each alphabet.

 

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Living the old culture and traditions of the past through your own family is a rarity today. Shreyank Naik, an illustrator is lucky to have experienced this and shows us how it influenced his work.

 

Shreyank’s exposure to his uncles’ abstract paintings impacted his thought process in a way that he chose to major in the field of art at a very young age. The culture of arts and traditions that he was exposed to since a kid has helped him shape his career in this field.

 

With a passion to explore how the traditional art and techniques of art can be expressed in a digital manner, Shreyank likes being old-school and uses the age-old methodology of sketching on paper and sorting patches according to various design elements, followed by their digitalisation to explore new styles and their variations. He chooses the styles that are representative of him in terms of his thinking and his mind.

 

With his creative mind bent towards liking extremes, Shreyank’s major project, Amanav is based on the lifestyle of Aghoris as it is a topic of immense discussion in the society.

 

His series called ‘Real life illustrations’ defines abstract art by the exaggeration of the basic shapes of life, with a bit of influence of fictional stories.

 

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Traditions and Culture
Music. Description of fun but with an Indian twist.
The Chain Smokers.
Pet Lover. Illustration for Basic Shape of Life.
Traditions and Culture
Office life taking break for a coffee.
Traditions and Culture
Tradition of Fun. Enjoying life.

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We go through many interesting design projects each day and find them inspiring enough to be shared further. Projects which have the potential to inspire and spark multiple ideas. So, here are few selected one for this week’s design inspiration, enjoy!

Indian Princess Series by Nithin Rao Kumblekar

Branding, Stationery & Website Design for dots&dash by Aditi Dash

12 illustrations for summer Coca-Cola collection by Tania Yakunova

3D Illustration for Mastercard & Changi Airport by Petar Tarka

Illustration for British Council India by Studio Kohl

Website/Animation for IOCO/Biocomputer by Mike

Packaging for Country Chocolates by Muhammed Sajid

Packaging for Säpp by Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree

Illustration for Two Fresh Creative by Prateek Vatash

Actors Illustration by Ricardo Polo

Editorial Illustration for Elle Magazine by Aditi Dash

Packaging for Agua Bendita by Futura .

Illustrations for Dogs for arTTask by Marina Okhromenko

Casual (Character Illustrations IV) by Omar. Aqil

Identity design for Arkom group of the companies by Natli Dreval

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Snow, rain, forest, desert – nature never followsany particular style. Graphic design studio, Prasun Mazumdar Design believes in a similar variety. Inspired by nature, it likes to work with natural tools, the hands, to create artworks that are organic and free-flowing, just like nature itself.

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Installation art for DLF Promenade
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Shiva Illustration

Nature is the Best Reference.

Wings of a butterfly. Tail of a peacock. The sunset sky. The veins of leaves. Nature is full of such beautiful designs and v aried display of creativity. The idea is to make a regular morning walk in the park seem like a walk through an art gallery. Spend more time with nature. Register natural patterns and forms. That’s how you’ll gradually realize that lessons from a book don’t help as much as dir ect interaction with life and nature.

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Illustration for Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rock Collection
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Designed for Royal Enfield

Variety Makes This World an Exciting Place.

Graphic designers must learn this from nature. Everything that exists around us has been designed for a particular purpose. Designs should also have a similar aim, an appropriate purpose. Nature is a live demonstration of the various simulations and executions of the same subject. Like that tree in front of your home. It’s the same tree that looks different in the morning sunshine as compared to its dark shadows dancing on a wall at night.

Pundits. A mixed visual language, showing the musical combination of heavy classical notes backed by electronic beats
Through the Words of Mr. Bond. Illustration for ‘The Kashmiri Storyteller’ by Ruskin Bond
Should start again? The world after the apocalypse with the crow holding a hope in the form of a seedling
Jim. Tee and denim design, inspired by Jim Morrison, showcases his persona using shapes and colours

Design Should Not Be What You Want It To Be, But Rather What it Should Be.

The main problem these days is that many designers are creating artworks that ‘appeal to the masses’. That’s usually because clients want it that way. In a world where everyone interprets art differently, such works of art are ineffective. Moreover, they are detrimental to the diversity that is inherent in nature and society. As a result, the whole world of art and design is getting formulated. The philosophy should be to do good designs and make them for what they are meant to be.

Metamorphosis. Inspired by constellations and night sky phenomenon, the design shows metamorphosis at different levels around us
Metamorphosis. Inspired by constellations and night sky phenomenon, the design shows metamorphosis at different levels around us

Nature Gave Us Tools.

We decide its use. Like our hands. It gives one a lot of options to experiment with allowing for new outcomes every time. Technology has helped graphic designers immensely. However, working with hands is a different feeling altogether. The idea is not to be different, but to feel your work as you make it. Those pencil impressions on the thumb, the colour and ink stains on the palm, the aching joints of the finger s, are all signs of raw and fresh work.

Tanabana. The word ‘tanabana’ means matrix. This illustrative book cover was made with a thread like effect
Packaging for Smuze

Your Design is an Ecosystem.

If trees, rivers, animals, birds, insects, soil and rocks were design elements, a forest would be the artwork. It’s for a designer to bring together unrelated elements to make it seem like one harmonious family. Singling out one element and making it rich can disturb the balance of the overall layout later on. Hence, the bigger picture should always be kept in mind.

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Packaging for Spichi
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Packaging for Spichi
For Royal Enfield

Evolution is a Way of Survival.

Mutation, we all know, is what keeps life going. Nature has an appropriate solution for revival and survival. The same concept can be applied while making identities. Using the right fonts, understanding them and their usage, can create identities that can stand the test of time. Experiment with fonts, mutate them. But before all that, know the surroundings, that is, the philosophy of the brand, its placement in the market and various other factors affecting the brand. Keeping all this in mind, make necessary changes to the font to get a desired result.

Rebranding for Erna’s Gourmet
Rebranding for Erna’s Gourmet

Self Belief Leads to Adaptation.

While starting off as an independent venture, don’t narrow the choices. Try your hands on everything. Be everything. Don’t restrict your capabilities. Of course, the change from a protected environment to the wilderness is not easy. But if you’re good, nothing can stop you.

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This is a Design in India Festival Special! This issue also explored the Jewellery Design & Wedding Photography with some cool techniques to learn from experts in Gyaan section.

 

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Freelance designer and minimalist illustrator Prathamesh Shedge talks about his urge to explore and how circumstance dictate his style.

Prathamesh has always been driven by the urge to explore. Discovering new methods and concepts, has always fascinated him. Thus, in this art series, he has experimented with a minimalist vector style, in contrast to the usual forced and enhanced detailing that is expected with the sports genre. He decided to approach the simplicity and flow of the sport, as opposed to its intensity.

 

With minimalist design, still flatness is the norm. Prathamesh however went for a route that is an amalgamation of multiple design styles, with a tin-tone colour palette. He also chose to not give the characters a specific skin tone, instead manipulating the colour palette to enhance and highlight the expressions.

 

In his design process, Prathamesh lets the circumstance dictate his style. He works in both traditional and digital mediums. But he prefers the traditional medium, simply because of how organic the process can be. Prathamesh first lays down his designs in sketch, before proceeding to convert them to digital to further enhance, a simple yet effective process.

 

One approach that Prathamesh sticks to, is not using the eraser too much, instead simply adapting and designing with the mistakes. He believes a mistake is merely a design anomaly that can become design idea

 

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Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!


Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!


Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!
Minimalist Illustrator Captures the Flow of Sport!

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For people, in this case Indians, who spend a considerable part of their lives abroad, what makes for a home? The search for the Identities of the diasporic Indian population prompted Meera Sethi to undertake this series, Foreign Returned.

 

Influenced by her visual backgrounds of medieval India and contemporary contexts, Meera set out to capture mixed identities through time and space, inspired by her own experiences across India, Canada and Australia. Each figure carries objects, images and personal histories of belonging and dislocation. Each figure is searching for something, perhaps it is home, perhaps it is a place to put down the suitcase.

 

Although these are portraits of contemporary wanderers, the clothing is inspired by Rajput and Mughal miniature paintings as this is how the experience of migration from India to the west can be visually depicted. The radical juxtaposition of aspects of one’s self show collapsing of time and space, of identities past and present. By creating a contradiction between what is worn and what is held, the intention is to suggest the ways history interrupts and/or creates our journeys.

 

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Parminder Sandhu (Paul)
Sudha Subramanium (Sue)
Mohammed Abdelrahman (Mo)
Anamika Sengupta (Ann)
K. Swaminathan (Sam)
Mariam Maharaj (Mary)

Extravagance can be deceptive. Three art forms – photography, styling & illustration – are thus merged to create The Bizarreness Called Beauty by Lucky Dubz Trifonas, a visual portrait of the unfavourable side of contemporary fashion industry.

Uncovering Realities

The attempt was to break the veil that exists between the fact and fiction of fashion business. Sexualising and objectifying models are practices that are sustained casually off and through the ramp. Shaking away this indifference, these realities are openly brought to the forefront.

Saying the Truth

Bad dreams, sinful desires and strange fashion statements have been constantly represented throughout the series. Precise photography and loud hairstyles provide a conducive environment to depict these representations.

The Disillusioning

What resulted was a not-so-pretty picture of what is otherwise posed as charming. Pronouncing loudly the uncharismatic in a brave tone, this depiction is a pointed stare into the ugly traditions and practices thriving within the fashion world.

 

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