Jharokha – We Used Clay for P̶o̶t̶t̶e̶r̶y̶ Poetry
‘Jharokha: Phool Phool Bachpan, Shaakh-shaakh Jeevan’, a poetry event by Parag held in Jaipur in February 2020, was an evening of reading and discussion by eminent poets on ‘what is poetry’ and its significance in childhood, through life and time.
Something akin to how poetry tugs at us, filling us with the sense of wonder, we wanted the design for this event to reflect the same. We wanted people looking at the poster to see it from a place of familiarity but also wonder — how and why — it looks so different. So with that aim we took a short break from the traditional illustrations, hand-done or digital, and picked up some clay.
Dastak – An Art Exhibition
Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators, a platform for budding artists and young illustrators, was set up by Parag and Eklavya in 2015. In September 2019, they decided to organise an art exhibition titled ‘Dastak’ (knock) showcasing the works of their students from the past three years. We illustrated a scene that was then used in all promotional materials.
unConference – A Platform for Children’s Library Discourse in India Takes Shape
With the twin aims to start a dialogue around children’s library scene in India and to nurture capacities of librarians in the country, Parag organised the first edition of an annual Children’s Library Unconference in March 2017. We were tasked to design the look for this one-day event which was conceived as an informal space where library educators and others engaged with children’s literature get to meet, exchange ideas, talk about the best practices and challenges.