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The Exhaustive Reading List by Chris Crawford

During his lecture at the ‘Designing for Children’ seminar at IDC, game designer Chris Crawford gave us his must-read list. The list is exhaustive and he admits that some of these books are close to impossible to find now, but there is no harm in trying, right? 🙂 Engineering 1. The Way Things Work by […]

Ampersand Tote Bag

A few years ago, I had shopped at a store that gave off-white cotton tote-bags instead of paper/plastic bags. I have been using those bags ever since, mostly with a scarf tied to one of the straps but I have always wanted to do more with them. So, here’s what I’ve been thinking – why […]

Books I Have to Carry

So, I am moving and the most important thing on my mind, what books to carry and which ones to leave behind. Time, it is, to start making a list 🙂 1. The Art of Looking Sideways 2. Thinking with Type 3. Designing Type 4. Elements of Typographical Style 5. Design/Writing/Research 6. Visual Communication – […]

Back to the Basics

This post has been cross-posted from the League of Design Aspirants blog. As the title of this post suggests, this time we are examining something very, very basic. It is an error still made by my classmates (who are in the final year of their communication design course), and to be honest I am guilty […]

The Marriage of Type and Text

I have been (re)reading Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style today and I can’t help but be enamored by the profundity and attachment with which he writes about typography. In the section titled ‘Tribal Alliances and Families’, where he speaks about type families and mixing typefaces, he writes – To the marriage of type […]

The Price of my Design Education

My entry for the Sustainability Workshop at IIT Mumbai, where even though I got selected, I couldn’t ultimately go:     Is our design education worth every scrap of paper, yard of fabric, piece of metal, bottle of paint and tube of adhesive we have used in our endeavor to learn? Is it enough to […]