Understanding One’s Culture Through Another: Japan

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My third visit to Japan was made possible by the Japan Foundation in September 2013. It was my first visit as a designer and the visit increased my respect and fascination for a country and culture I was already in … Continue reading

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Design Education in India: Master’s Thesis

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While this Master’s Thesis  was designed, written and researched in 2004–05, sadly a lot of the issues raised about Design Education in India haven’t been resolved. In some cases things have gone from bad to worse as new design institutes … Continue reading

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Improvisation is the Future of Design: How Improvisation via the Informal Economy might Impact the way we Design

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With the “Global North” crippled in an economic crisis that doesn’t seem to go away, will the business of design, that depends on the formal capitalist economy follow suit, or will it learn from the more vibrant informal economies in … Continue reading

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Typecraft: Creating an Indian Typographic Identity

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What is Indian graphic design? What is Indian typography? These are some questions that I have been trying to answer since my return to India a few years back. I found most of the design work done in India to … Continue reading

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