Leaky Folds: Grover|Ahldag

Leaky Folds: Grover|Ahldag

Fold-out Poster

Leaky Folds conflates the topographical measure of contemporary workplace with our psychological spreads, that of two artists immersed, and waged. Having sought mock-employment in one of India’s biggest software firms, Amitesh Grover and Arnika Ahldag appeared as workers at various locations across the company’s campus - at doorways and in elevators, at fire exits and at secure access points, during night shifts and as shadows of colleagues. They encountered narratives of data secrecy, offshore sites, and recurring crises, as the two learned to perform digital service work. Often, Amitesh and Arnika performed disruptions within the workplace - exercises in abstraction, uselessness, and work-lessness. Notes from this 6-months long immersion are assembled in these leaky folds. Read these perforations as a comment on the spread of digital capital, obsession with logistics and automation, and the messy reality of a post colonial world. Grover|Ahldag reconsider notions of value, leisure, performance, and acceleration, and seek to dither, to un-measure. Their bodies leaked. Their data leaked.

 

Tehelka

Tehelka

Art Direction & Cover Design

Film Heritage Foundation: Yesterday's Films for Tomorrow

Film Heritage Foundation: Yesterday's Films for Tomorrow

Yesterday’s Films for Tomorrow is a 300 page book commissioned by the Film Heritage Foundation for everyone who loves cinema, and cares about its past and its future. PK Nair (1933-2016), the author was known as India’s ‘Celluloid Man’, and was a passionate film-lover and archivist who dedicated his entire life to saving the country’s cinematic heritage.

Delhi Press: The Bridge

Delhi Press: The Bridge

Promoted by India’s most respected magazine on politics, art and culture, The Bridge is a digital media platform that looks at the society, law, economy, politics, policy and culture through the lens of women. Through dialogues about policy, politics, society and culture The Bridge hopes to generate synergies, new perspectives and momentum for the road ahead.

The logo represents equality across both sexes with = mark across the colours representing them. The bands weave and interlink the sexes as the principle isn’t independent of the other, like the warp and weft of fabric. Equality is the weft, strengthening and holding the fabric together.

The colour for = is black (reflects no colour) which underlines the need for equality regardless of sex, orientation or colour, or white (which reflects light) and is a presence of all colours in the spectrum.

Bulgari

Bulgari

Launch Pop-up Exhibition & Installation, 2014

AB Inbev: Budweiser EDC

AB Inbev: Budweiser EDC

Packaging

Tehelka

Tehelka

Art Direction & Cover Design

The Surface of Things: Photography in Process

The Surface of Things: Photography in Process

The experimentation with a light sensitive surface eventually led Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833), inventor of the first photograph – a heliograph – to create a copy-image of a view through his window in Le Gras in 1826. Almost 200 years hence, to usher a festival of photography during Bonjour India 2017-18, this exhibition invoked the birth of an analogue visual form through a process-oriented exhibit, featuring the works of 4 contemporary artists – Uzma Mohsin, Srinivas Kuruganti, Sukanya Ghosh and Edson Dias.

The Surface of Things: Photography in Process

The Surface of Things: Photography in Process

The experimentation with a light sensitive surface eventually led Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833), inventor of the first photograph – a heliograph – to create a copy-image of a view through his window in Le Gras in 1826. Almost 200 years hence, to usher a festival of photography during Bonjour India 2017-18, this exhibition invoked the birth of an analogue visual form through a process-oriented exhibit, featuring the works of 4 contemporary artists – Uzma Mohsin, Srinivas Kuruganti, Sukanya Ghosh and Edson Dias.

sotomoto

sotomoto

Intersection Rug: Illustration

Gulail

Gulail

Word mark and Identity Design

PhotoUKIndia: Origins

PhotoUKIndia: Origins

Exhibition Design

PhotoUKIndia: Origins

PhotoUKIndia: Origins

Exhibition Design

News Laundry

News Laundry

Chase (a collaboration between News Laundry and Scoopwhoop) ventures into the world of Friday protests in Kashmir, where stone pelters clash with the police resulting in a violent display. The film deals with the why, the who, the how of the growing dissent in Kashmir and tries to trace the reasons for the violence which has culminated to its tipping point post the death of Burhan Wani.

The studio did a few illustrations for the film, where a protestor recalls watching a friend lose his life to police bullets, prompting him to become a stone pelter.

Tehelka

Tehelka

Art Direction & Cover Design

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BL^NK

BL^NK

Autumn Winter 2009 Catalogue

BL^NK

BL^NK

Autumn Winter 2009 Catalogue

Plantation House

Plantation House

Identity Design

Hanut-Singh_01.jpg
Inbetweeners: In the Shadows in Tokyo and Delhi

Inbetweeners: In the Shadows in Tokyo and Delhi

Fold-out poster designed for an exhibition of photographs by Ishan Tankha, at Japan Foundation, New Delhi

India International Centre (IIC) Quarterly

India International Centre (IIC) Quarterly

Cover Design and Illustration

Tehelka

Tehelka

Illustration

Meiyou Wenti (No Have Problem) An Exhibition of Photographs by Vidura Jang Bahadur

Meiyou Wenti (No Have Problem) An Exhibition of Photographs by Vidura Jang Bahadur

Poster Design

Hachette

Hachette

Cover Design & Illustration

Tehelka Fiction Issue

Tehelka Fiction Issue

Illustration

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{*Conditions Apply}

Autumn Winter 2010 Catalogue

Ruh

Ruh

Identity and Branding

Malayala Manorama

Malayala Manorama

Art Direction

Tehelka

Tehelka

Illustration