Resources for Creatives & Designers
A host of resources, insights and inspiration from within the Indian graphic art scene and beyond.
Indian Visual Culture
Colour swatches from India to inspire your next creative project. https://www.instagram.com/swatch_bharat/
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
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
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
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
Type & Foundries
ITF (Indian Type Foundry)
Type Craft Initiative
Creatives Against CAA
The Plated Project
Kopycat Facebook Group
Contracts for Creators India
Open Call India
Creative Lives — Guides