12th Plan HACKATHON 2013 Submissions by the team ‘Creativo’

Following are our visualizations submission for the 12th Plan HACKATHON 2013. Our team is ‘Creativo’ — Lijo Joseph, Premjith Manapetty, Omal Raj and Anas K A.

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Typography — A Quickstart Guide

A few weeks back, I got the opportunity to attend the ‘Expo PDi’ Workshop conducted by IDC, IIT Bombay. The participants were an amazing bunch of people with diverse backgrounds. Some were designers in reputed companies, IT professionals, toy designers, architects, social workers, teachers, media personalities, students of design, CEED aspirants and a father-daughter team (She is studying in Class 12)!

The three day workshop sowed the seeds of design awareness. Since CEED 2013 is just a few weeks away, I thought of compiling some knowledge I gained from the workshop as a blog post series. Let us start with Typography.

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Use CD/DVD cover to create an album

I did a casual shoot of a beautiful couple last week. While brainstorming for an idea to present the photos as an album in a unique and cost effective way, I got the idea of a DVD album with a beautifully printed cover art.
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Akosoto.com — Your Child’s Friend

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Akosoto.com is a place where nursery rhymes, songs, riddles, games, do it yourself toys, illustrated stories… are compiled in the Malayalam language. This is a new venture from antzFx.com. Let us try to know more about the website.

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Design — Calendar 2012: Nature

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Here is a beautiful and pleasing 2012 Calendar for you. This calendar is titled “Nature.” The photos featured in this calendar are taken by aneeskA (FULLfx). Download links are available below. Also we are sharing the design thoughts. Don’t forget to tell us what you think of our designs as a comment.

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Design — Business Card v3.0 for antzFx

The last redesign of our antzFx business card was more than two years ago. So we decided to do a v3.0 redesign. This is the story of our design and you can download a free business card design template in PSD format too.

Click on the image for a closer view.
Blank ‘Business Card’ stock image by: Brian Lary, Madison, US

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Design – Year Planner 2011: Yellow

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Year Planner is a Single Sheet Calendar

“This time, we will design and print an year planner for our organization. Well, are you volunteering?”

This is my Creative Director talking to me in the last week of December, 2010. I thought: “Why not? After all, an year planner is nothing but a single sheet calendar with some boxes to write notes.”

Armed with a Google image search, I started the design.
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Design – ‘Ban me!’ Business Card

Dear Reader,
We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year 2011!

Can you decipher the following equation?

If yes, you are as smart as the symbolist Prof. Robert Langdon. You can stop reading this and continue with your intellectual life. Others, read on…

In the past 10 years, I had to attend a lot of job interviews. Some of them were enlightening; some others were embarassing to me as I repeat the “I don’t know” line for the nth time. Once in a while, I have faced challenging questions that need me to show creativity. Today I am going to discuss one such question.

“Design a business card for you without using any alphabets.”

Although I was expected to do only one design, I came up with four. Let us start with the obvious solutions.

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Design — Calendar 2011: Green


As promised, we are publishing 2011 calendar. This calendar is titled “Green” and is using brilliant photos taken by Ashveen Maheshwari. For another version of 2011 calendar, visit this post. Download links are available below. Also don’t forget to tell us what you think of our designs as a comment.

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Design — 'CPDM Illustrated' Newsletter

‘CPDM Illustrated’ is a news letter that was started to showcase the creative work of Master in Design (M.Des.) students of my class. The first issue came out in February 2009. I got the opportunity to design the second issue that came out in November 2009. This post is about the design process of ‘CPDM Illustrated: Issue +2.’


Download the ‘CPDM Illustrated’ newsletter from here (PDF, 2.3MB).
Download the High Quality Version of the same from here (PDF, 11.3MB).

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