Friday, May 21, 2010

Book Cover: Cinema Bhojpuri

It was a lot of fun doing the cover for "Cinema Bhojpuri". My cover brief of course was to make the cover lurid. This is one of the most gaudy designs i've ever done.

Even reading the titles of Bhojpuri cinema gave me laughter bursts. Some examples are Tu Hamaar Hau, Uthayele Ghunghta Chand Dekhle, Naag Naagin. Not to say, I appreciate the locals who watch Bhojpuri cinema.

The Pink has come out perfect after production.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Book Cover: Chef

I was always tempted to do a book cover with just one word as the title. It gives you the freedom to go abstract and explore...I read the entire book and fell in love with the writing. The story is set in the Siachen glacier and deals with core issues of Hindus and Muslims..I tried shooting cloves, dry figs but finally ended up with a simple illustration.

This is also one of my explorations...

This is the final cover that got printed. A chinar leaf, mountains and a lake by your side, and a chef....does one want more? I wonder...