Resources for Creatives & Designers

Kunal Anand
3 min readDec 13, 2021
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A host of resources, insights and inspiration from within the Indian graphic art scene and beyond.

Indian Visual Culture

Swatch Bharat
Colour swatches from India to inspire your next creative project.

Indian Ephemera
A repository of design solutions and objects from the Indian Subcontinent.

Indian Gig Poster Archive
An ongoing archive of gig posters featuring rising talent from the design and independent music scene.

Mixed Fruit Blog
Ishan’s ongoing journey through design and observations

Kulture Shop Blog
Behind the art series and Indian graphic artists interviews


Reading List — Essentials

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Ways Of Seeing — John Berger
An essential guide to looking, seeing, viewing..

Grid Systems in Graphic Design — Muller Brockmann
Cult classic keep your grids in check. Free PDF version.

A History of Color in Art — Victoria Finlay

The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques — Ann d’Arcy Hughes,, Hebe Vernon-Morris

Reading List — Local

Dekho Book Cover — by Codesign

Is an award-winning anthology of inspirational conversations with designers in India, probing their stories for cues to the development of design in India and highlighting approaches that are unique to designing for India.

Handmade in India: Crafts of India — Ranjan Aditi

Pukka Indian: 100 Objects that Define India — Jahnvi Lakhota Nandan

India: Contemporary Design: Fashion, Graphics, Interiors — Divia Patel

Sar: The Essence of Indian Design — Swapnaa Tamhane
An exploration of the timeless beauty of Indian design through 200 classic objects

Articulating Resistance — Art & Activism — Deeptha Achar, Shivaji Panikkar (Author)

Counter-Print — From Series
Celebrating graphic design from South Korea, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Scandinavia, Japan and Switzerland.

Reading List — Diversity in Design

Lubna Chowdhary — Switch 2021 — bindi’s on graph paper patterns

Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Non-binary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators: Conversations on Design and Race⁠

Counter Print — From Series of Books

Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World — Seetal Solank

A History of Arab Graphic Design

What Does It Mean to Decolonize Design?


Design This Way — Kawal Oberoi

Thinking Design — Vedant Sharma

AIGA — Definitive Guide to Design Podcasts

BBH — Black Sheep

Type & Foundries

Left: Hitesh Malaviya (Rocky)- hindi proverb / Right Ektype multilingual flyer


Letterbox India

ITF (Indian Type Foundry)

Type Craft Initiative


Creatives Against CAA

The Plated Project

Kopycat Facebook Group

Useful Links

Contracts for Creators India

Open Call India

Creative Lives — Guides

More Soon…



Kunal Anand

Kunal is creative director, graphic artist and curator. With over 15 years experience his interest lay in the intersection where art, design and culture meet.