Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blue Blood

This book belongs to that period when India had almost achieved Independence but some of the royals were still in India. There are interesting stories about Indian maharajas married to royal princesses. Blue Blood denotes those royals who always stayed inside palaces and never toiled under the sun so their blood became Blue.

The cover photograph is by Pritom Ghosh, an amateur but quite an enthusiast, based in Kolkata.

This was one of my quick designs.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Khali Kitaab ka Jadoo

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting. I remember when we were kids, our calligraphy teacher used to come with his suitcase loaded with different varieties of pens. His favourite student used to make the suitcase a pillow and practice on it.

He once told us how he got frisked at the airport where security thought that the pen was actually a bomb! He landed up doing calligraphy at the airport and describing how he made those pens. I am sure the security personnel were impressed.

I had lost touch with calligraphy but with Hindi books i feel that there is a potential to take my writing further to the next level. Here, i enjoyed writing more than designing the cover.