Design – Independence Day Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

On the occasion of the Indian Independence Day (15-Aug), here is a desktop wallpaper calendar for you to download.
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Last year, we designed a greeting card to mark the occasion.It’s really important to us that important days are marked in the correct way. Designing a card or wallpaper is the perfect way to show your feelings about something and really gives you a chance to express your feelings.
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"Tell me, what was your first…

…design?
A couple of days ago, I happen to read a blog post by Gavin Elliott: “Designers, what was your first piece of work?.” 24 designers speak about their first designs. Since I am not a celebrity, Gavin didn’t take the trouble of contacting me.

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So today morning, I spent some hours digging through my back-up data in CDs and got some old stuff. For those who are interested, here is my story.

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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Are you a student joining IISc Bangalore in August, 2009?
A few tips that may help you in the first couple of days are compiled here, just click to download (PDF, 82KB). These are based on the last year’s (2008) procedures. Deviations may happen. I strongly recommend this blog — IISc Life — to know more about the campus and happenings there.

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Design — Poster: Election 2009

Pawns in the game

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Results of general elections in India are announced a few days back. This time, many of the candidates used the latest technologies like blogs, twitter, Orkut groups, Flash banner ads in websites, SMS campaigning… Also we saw a lot of public service ads urging citizens to use their fundamental right to vote.

In my college, this year’s Students’ Council Elections were held on 16-May-2009. I got the opportunity to design a series of posters to inform students about the election. Time frame for executing the work was very short.

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Standing Ovation

Although this is a blog related to design, I am taking a little liberty today…
That is a great achievement! May God bless you, A R Rahman and Resul Pookutty, in your future endeavours… We expect great magic from you.

slumdogA R Rahman wins OSCAR for Music (Score) and Music (Song); Resul Pookutty wins OSCAR for Sound Mixing. Film: ‘Slumgdog Millionaire.’ Photo courtesy: Reuters

Design — Greeting Card: Independence Day

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Are you looking for a wallpaper or calendar?
On the occasion of the Indian Independence Day (15-Aug), here is a ‘Jai Ho!’ desktop wallpaper/calendar for you to download.

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Visit this blog entry: Design – Independence Day Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

Regards,
Team antzFx.com; 13-Aug-2009

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India:
Vibrant,
Dynamic,
Young at heart and
A million opportunities.
Above were the words that came to my mind when I sat to make a greeting card to mark the occasion of India’s Independence Day (15th of August).

The result

Download this Greeting Card >
(JPG, 800 X 600, 192KB)

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Design – Roadside Bench

“Your time starts now!”

Just 90 minutes.

Within this time, I need to visualize a good design, make isometric, plan and elevation drawings, dimension all the parts and give two cross section views.

The Test
I was attending the Entrance Test for a Product Design Course (M.Des.) at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB). The question given to all the aspirants was to design a roadside bench for elderly people to rest in between long walks. The design should be attractive, should withstand all weathers and should be stackable for easy transportation.

A lot of images flew in my mind. I tried to remember whether there are any furniture designs that captured my attention before. Any design process, when bound by a time frame, results in a shabby product. But entrance tests need to be bound by time.

The Design
After fifteen – twenty rough sketches and 50 minutes, I managed to come up with a design.

Roadside Bench Line Drawing

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