Random Letters from Goa
16 March, 2018


From the recentish archives, these images were all taken in Goa in October 2017.


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A really cool Devanagari letter peeping out
1 February, 2018

A really cool Devanagari letter peeping out

Hi!

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You’ve been great Delhi & Gurugram
15 November, 2017

You’ve been great Delhi & Gurugram. Thanks for…

I now have even more fodder to post here eventually… But first to clear out the backlog of a few dozen other trips and projects…

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Pooja
20 November, 2016

Pooja. From the side of a truck

From the side of a truck.

Photo taken at: Mumbai, India

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Stumbled upon this lovely sign hiding on our street
7 November, 2016

Stumbled upon this lovely sign nestled between two...

Stumbled upon this lovely sign nestled between two buildings on our street. There’s so much to like about it, but unfortunately I doubt it’ll be here much longer.

Photo taken at: Vile Parle East

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I’ve come to love the stencils and type on Indian trains
12 September, 2016

I've come to love the stencils and type...

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Guaranteed Great Goan Glyphs
29 September, 2015

I’ve been to Goa on three occasions, but I have only a few pics of nice lettering found there. The popular vacationy/touristy areas where I usually stay are rather generic and lack any distinctive style or flair (but on the other hand they have numerous bars and the cheapest drinks in India). But on my most recent trip, to finally attend the Design Yatra conference, I spent a few days in the old town area of Panaji/Panjim. Wandering through these streets yielded a fair amound of interesintg lettering and typography.


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Truck Painting
28 May, 2015

28 May, 2015 (17:00)

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There’s a moth & a frog on the window…
14 October, 2014
There’s a moth & a frog on the window...

There’s a moth & a frog on the window of the hotel and the moth is bigger. #IncredibleIndia


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Typographic Thali
10 March, 2014

Not exactly breaking news, but I’ve never gotten around to posting them here.

Typographic Thali was the final exhibition at the Mota Italic gallery Aug+Sept 2013. It was comprised of items from my personal collection of type-related finds from India. On display were hundreds of items including: Bollywood posters, newspapers, books, toys, metal signs, metal type, type specimens, money, new and vintage hand-painted objects, and hundreds of photos. It was one of the most popular exhibitions that we held in that space… Everyone was inspired and interested to learn more about Indian and it’s diverse writing systems.


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Time After Time
10 March, 2014

titlepage (All images are via the official Time After Time website.)

I’m super excited to share the imminent release of an awesome new book. The dynamic duo Kaisa and Christoffer Leka have just finished their latest project called Time After Time. At the core, it’s a graphic novel exploring the Indian myth of the Dashavatara in a fresh way. But they didn’t simply stop there – the project exploded into something much larger. They’ve produce an LP with intrepretated classical Indian songs, commissioned a whole series of hand-painted signs, and created an entire alphabet of stamps. Not to mention all the photo shoots they conducted, brilliant marketing efforts, and a beautiful website.

From the official site:

What are the limits of imagination? Of language? And of reality?

In their new book Kaisa & Christoffer take upon themselves to explore the world of mythology and how age old myths can still today enrich the lives of those who take the time to study them with care.

But don’t be alarmed – despite the somewhat heady theme the story is told with warmth and humor that has become the signature style of these two authors.

Within the pages of their latest book you will find Kaisa’s and Christoffer’s alter egos, the Duck and the Mouse going off at the deep end of the pool as they dive head first into the pool of one of India’s vast literary heritage. Out of this treasure house of extraordinary tales they have picked perhaps its most loved story – that of ten forms in which Sri Krishna’s descends into this mortal world.

And while the ancient poetry might take a new when viewed through the lens of Kaisa’s art, the sentiments and feeling remains the same. So why not jump in and swim with them in this ocean of unparalleled nectar!

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I’m a super fanboy of this project and incredibly honored to be a teeny tiny part of it. I have drawn a few of the stamp letters (F, O, & T) and they have turned them into some fun and colorful stamps (real Finnish stamps!). I couldn’t be more excited to see the final results in real life!

Incase you will be in Helsinki March 18th, there will be a release party.

Otherwise at least give their lovely (and comprehensive) Time After Time website a browse.

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The older Rupee notes are quite cool.
8 February, 2014

The older Rupee notes are quite cool.

Vintage ₹50 note.

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