My first design which is actually not my Design

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There is no creation without originality. A strong statement and maybe it is true. But what if I work upon someone’s idea. Is that design? Is that creativity? Opinion could be divided on that subject. Take example of a person who retouches images and makes them into something beautiful and different from what they were. Doesn’t this person need lots of creativity? Or take example of a CAD artist who uses someone else’s creative thought (Read 2D sketch) to make it into a real life like example. I would call the second one”translators”. But they… Continue reading My first design which is actually not my Design

BMW contest archive 2010

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Amongst a lot of movement of the last few years, there have been a lot of computer crashes and data loss at my end. So I was surprised to see that my previous idea entry in BMW contest was still intact on the featured home page. I tried clicking on it, but the link was now gone. This was a great concept story I wrote a couple of years back for them which they had featured. It was about a parking concept for urban mobility. Wish I could recover my data back and put the… Continue reading BMW contest archive 2010

Choosing the Right Colour

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Advertisements can sometimes be a  visual treat or sometimes an annoying disturbance. A visual treat, when all our senses are involved and focused and the end result looks as good as it sounds and feels. An annoying disturbance, when something seems out of place or is too rigid and doesn’t let our imagination flow. Is your message luxury? Touch that paper.. does it communicate luxury? Read the message . Will it create a desire to buy? A great advertisement is not just the one which seeks attention and creates desire.. it is the one which… Continue reading Choosing the Right Colour

Design: Symbol of the Indian Rupee

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The Indian rupee symbol has been finally announced and it has been debated on various levels. Whether trying to “save the Indian rupee symbol” or to dissect it to find a design interpretation in the Indian context. In the design context, I feel that the winning designer has really understood the need of his “client” that is the Indian Government to create a design that is logical in its application “applicable to standard keyboard”. Here are the competition guidelines. Here are the skeptics view regarding the terms of design, before the results were announced. If… Continue reading Design: Symbol of the Indian Rupee

2010: HUGO Create Design of Poster

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2010: HUGO Create Design competition This is a global design contest from HUGO fragrances by HUGO BOSS. The con- test is open to people of all skill levels. Professionals, students and design enthu- siasts.10 winners are selected each round. Bhawna Vij Katyal was one of the winners for the ROUND 14 titled- Black, white and Red More details here: http://www.hugocreate.com/en/winners-round-14 Continue reading 2010: HUGO Create Design of Poster