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Indian Foods

Posted in Illustration by Nithin

These were a series of illustrations created for a self assigned brief that I worked on after having compled my dissertation on 'Visual Culture and Representation in India' for my MA degree. For the series I choose some common India snacky foods that I thought appealed to a global consciousness and then illustrated them. The purpose of these illustrations were for commericial use as posters for a restaurant or cafe.

Take the picture and forget about it

Posted in Books by Nithin

'Take the picture and forget about it' was a book that I designed for writer Skye Arundhati. The book is a simple and small publication for her degree show at the Royal College of Art. I also designed the poster for the degree show which was displayed next to the book. Skye was very particular about the book and poster reflecting the ethos behind her writing which was one of sensibility.

Surrealist Unconscious

Posted in Books by Nithin

The surrealist unconscious was book with support images designed for my BA dissertation at Central Saint Martins. The dissertation debated artistic intent and the frequent exploration of the unconscious often experimented with by artists to discover differnet methods of working. The dissertation explored surrealist comics and their use of surrealism as well as oil paintings. Some of the techniques discussed were automatism and the paranoiac critical method. The book is designed to sit inside a zote foam cut out of the human brain, the brain referencing the container of the ego, super ego and the id.

Consequential Modernity

Posted in Books by Nithin

This publication was created for a brief set by the Royal College of Art. To accomplish the brief I was to investigate a 'hidden history' within a specific place and then create a 24 page illustrated publication that elaborated its 'hidden history' to a wider audience. The brief detailed that there be investigations conducted on the site choosen. These included site visits, personal testimonials and working drawings and or primary research created on site. The cumilation of which was compiled, illustrated and then designed into a 'history book' of sorts. I choose to do the project on the bead-making industry in Khambhat in India. This is a dying Industry and one that I found situated itself rather delicately into the brief constraints.

Slum Series

Posted in Illustration by Nithin

This was a series of fine art illustrations created using a mix of media (pastels, graphite pencils and fine-liners). The series was created on sheets of cut out canvas each approximately the size of a landscape piece of A2 paper. The series was an exploration of the themes of Indian modernity and poverty that occurs consequentially and runs in parallel to each other. The illustrations were meant to elevate the status of the dharavi slums found in bombay positioning the people that live in them as equal members of society who are soon going to emerge into Indian modernity.