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Thanks to Ria Rajan, I keep up to date on the latest and greatest fun, social and educational initiatives in India which come together because of good design. Another such informative project is the Menstrupedia project. Started by Aditi Gupta and Tuhin Paul, Menstrupedia aims to dispel the misinformation surrounding menstruation. Good illustrations are always [...]

Perch Project

Perch Project comes from Hazel Karkaria & Somesh Kumar, two communication designers. It is a project aimed at people looking for information around amateur animal rescue or upkeep. Ever found a pregnant stray cat or an injured bird you wanted to help and didnt know how? Perch Project is the place to go. The platform is [...]

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Hurricane Sandy has forced a lot of us New Yorkers to stay indoors and wait out the storm. I have been trying to collect some design inspiration to get motivated to work. That means massive twitter trawling. I came across these cool matchbox images from a book called Matchbook by Shahid Datawala via one of [...]

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Design in the Dustbin

‘What did you possibly think of writing that connects Information Design and Waste Management?’ you might wonder. Don’t worry folks. I am not going to grind you down with Wasteful logic (clever!) or tedious facts. Recently, Bangalore’s Municipal Corporation (BBMP) announced that the people have to sort their domestic waste before handing it over to the [...]

Mr Singh’s Hot Punjabi Chili Sauce

As we eat popsicles at the studio today with the temperatures in NYC hitting 93 deg F, I think of all the hot and spicy food we Indians eat in the sweltering heat of India.  My design inspiration today is the identity campaign for Mr Singhs Hot Punjabi Chili Sauce. The rebranding for this UK [...]

The Hinglish Project

I have been looking at a bunch of South Asian fonts in order to create designs for a limited print series for designwala. As I struggle through the process of what is called developing a design concept, I came across ‘The Hinglish Project’ which is an initiative of the ‘Incredible India‘, a ministry of tourism [...]

Annu te Mannu da flat

I stumbled across Shantanu Suman’s work while looking for Indian inspired letterpress work. Designwala will (hopefully) come up with its own limited print edition to sell and we wanted to scope out other talented designers out there who are doing great work. Annu te Mannu da flat caught my eye and so did Truckopoly, a [...]

Designers as Change Makers – Part 3 | Simrit Brar

Simrit Brar is a Graphic Designer who lived and worked in NYC for 6.5 years before moving to LA to work on the publicity for Meryl Streep’s latest film. She was also a part of the team that created the graphic ‘NYC taxi’ logo. She is the creator of some of the most popular posters [...]