“Formed by two young Indian artists Nikhil & Santosh in Mumbai, with an endeavour to enrich and create a difference to the lives of people lost in their busy routines. Their plan is to use their creativity and expertise of various art forms to enhance the value of the regular use products and give it a very creative and artistic touch. They have chosen an interesting alternative to street art to present their creations to as many: umbrellas, hand-painted in a riot of color, mixing pop culture and traditional Indian art. This new form of street art transforms white umbrellas into mobile canvases for traditional Indian art and modern pop culture icons. They paid tribute to the poster artist of the yester years and has revived the memories of the golden era of the Bollywood.”
Check out their stylish hand-painted umbrellas and be stylish in this year’s monsoon.
His cartoons focus on the latest political, social, economic and religious developments within the Sikh community around the world. “Art sprinkled with humor is the best way to pierce the invisible walls of fear and anxiety.” A digital book was created to introduce denizens of this planet to the some of the mysterious turbaned characters cohabitating their space.
In his sci-fi “documentary” New Mumbai, artist and designer Tobias Revell has imagined a future in which the massive city is powered by energy-generating mushrooms. An underground market for the magic mushrooms begins to grow, commerce increases, and living conditions begin to improve in a dramatic and environmentally friendly way. The mushrooms grow quickly and begin to harvest the sun, creating energy that provides heat and lighting, like an organic solar panel. They can even be engineered to power a whole building. Some grow strong enough to be used as shelter, parts of building structures, and surfaces to grow local crops. Their porous surfaces also absorb water from the seasonal downpours, which can be collected and used for drinking and bathing. Via Inhabitat
A Penguin Books Deluxe edition vector illustrated by French graphic designer Malika Favre.
“The ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature, written by Vātsyāyana.
Contrary to popular perception, especially in the western world, Kama sutra is not an exclusive sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life.”
The drawings are highly symbolic in that they illustrate scenes from everyday life, from anecdotal myths and from the epics. Mithila drawings were originally wall and floor drawings made by village women on the mud walls of typical village homes. These drawings were periodically washed away by rains and thus had to be continuously re-done.
Her works are examples of how an Indian village artist attempts to mythologize the great contemporary urban symbols of our time. In these paintings Ganga Devi transforms the ordinary commonplace images of hotel facades, motor cars, national flags, ticket-booths, roller-coasters, and people carrying shopping bags into imaginary and ‘fantastic’ objects.