The World Comics Network (India), started by political cartoonist Sharad Sharma in mid nineties, looks at introducing Grassroots Comics as a tool for communication and social design. Working with different communities, they emphasise on the value of visual art, self-expression […]
This piece first appeared in Take on Art, Design Issue in January 2012, and was guest edited by Mayank Mansingh Kaul. Thoughtshop Foundation is a Social Communication Organisation. It is dedicated to creating new and effective ways of dealing with […]
Communication designer Lakshmi Murthy with over 2 decades of experience in working with rural audiences, puts forth a new role of the communication designer when working in a unfamiliar social and cultural environment.
As an audio-visual ‘job-aid’ for community health workers in rural India, Mobile Kunji supports interpersonal communication and helps provide standardised, credible information.
Lawtoons is a comic book series on laws in India.
A pictorial archive of posters and other visual ephemera, initiated by Zubaan, as a way to communicate and celebrate the rich history of the women’s movement in India.
Hope is a Girl Selling Fruit, is a particular poignant narration published by Tara Books, where the choice of folk art style adds significant meaning to the story.
When she returned to India from Muscat at the age of 16, Ketki Jadhav couldn’t muster the courage to navigate a scooter through the uncontrollable traffic jams of Pune like the rest of her college friends. Six years later, as […]
The Great India Clearance Sale is a self described ‘adventure in information’. Secondary data is framed within a idiosyncratic visual point-of-view.
Puberty, menstruation and feminine hygiene are topics considered taboo in India. Menstrupedia is an online resource that shares vital information on the subject in a simple and accessible manner.
Initiated by The Root, the project invited artists and designers to create postcards in an attempt to generate support and awareness for Irom Sharmila’s fight against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Manipur, India.
Perch Project is a visual resource on basic animal care and rescue. The project is self-initiated by two visual communication designers, who wanted to share their understanding and knowledge of animal care with others.
The Fearless Collective is an art and visual design platform that encourages women to be fearless and brave and works towards changing perceptions around women in India.
Orijit Sen’s River of Stories is a graphic narrative of the social, environmental and political concerns surrounding the construction of the Narmada dam.