• Short Post, Found Content: Movie Titles by Saul and Elaine Bass Ages ago, in a darkened design school auditorium I have had the privilege of watching movie titles designed by Saul and Elaine Bass. I was amazed by paper cut animation of Anatomy of a Murder and the slow motion catwalk of Walk on the Wild Side. I found this compilation of their movie title clips. […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 10: Ilaiyaraja This exhibit is a strong inspiration of mine who made cinematic music into an artform. You can realise God as you progress in music – Ilaiyaraja As the heat scorched the tar in those summer afternoons in the early-80s the rarefied air carried Tamil movie songs to the streets through small windows on either side. […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 09: The Coup Connection A friend and a teacher once told me that creativity is about finding connections between things that are not seemingly related. The rational part of my mind dismissed this as superficial and vaguely self-indulgent. But I present you a case where I found a movie, a book and a song inspired by one event – […]
  • SrishtiTV: 4 lessons for young design professionals The students of Srishti Institute of Art, Design, and Technology have launched a YouTube Channel called SrishtiTV. In their words, it is ‘a premier attempt to humanise the growing art and design student community in India over its 9 playlists’. I was one of the ‘experts’ interviewed by them for the playlist ‘Excerpts from Experts’. […]
  • NASSCOM Talk: Elements of Digital Marketing Addressing a group of 200+ technologists, I realize, is not as easy as talking to design professionals. The tech pros are way more left-brained and need a connected narrative that offers a rational process. This talk at GIC NASSCOM in Hyderabad is my attempt at offering a framework that they can use as a common […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 07: Ferran Adrià We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand art. So my Thursday posts are going to be about the artists who inspired me. I have stepped out of my comfort zone to the culinary arts here. Could you imagine people eating a painting — if they could […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 06: William Klein We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand art. So my Thursday posts are going to be about the artists who inspired me. Now, to photography as an art form. I don’t roam around with a camera and never did. I took pictures in spurts, for my […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 05: Dadaism We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand art. So my Thursday posts are going to be about the artists who inspired me. This post is about an art movement that disrupted art. It was 1916. The First World War was over and it had left Europe […]
  • You are in it: Immersive Entertainment Now ‘Life is experience, Story is structure’ Says Jan Pinkava, writer, and co-director of Pixar’s Ratatouille. The new world of theater is trying to merge immersive entertainment and narrative. What can we learn? I read that we as a society are eager now than ever to isolate or ‘wall garden’ ourselves into engagements or entertainments, away […]
  • Thirst-day Exhibit 04: Federico Fellini We need to put the thirst back in design professionals to be aware, appreciative and understand art. So my Thursday posts are going to be about the artists who inspired me. Today it is Cinema as an artform. Religion, fantasy, baroque, renaissance art references, irreverence and deep satire when blended well makes this master’s cinema. […]