Guardian Review Autograph Artwork
The Guardian Review, was interested in commissioning me to create an illustration for them for the upcoming article written by Amit Chauhudri. The article is for the London Book Fair that is taking place at Earls Court between 20th 22nd April 2009. The London Book Fair Market Focus highlights the Indian publishing industry.
This is Amit Chaudhuri celebrating the great Indian literature throughout the Indian continent, which does not to reach western bookshelves because of the lack of translation, understanding as well as minimal marketing. There are so many different languages being represented. The illustration I felt had to include different Indian literary elements intertwined in my floral and line work.
I used the outline of India as the backdrop of the illustration. I choose India because it prominent and easily recognizable shape and quickly translates the synopsis of the article written by Amit Chaudhuri. The review Editor was very interested in a conceptual approach, I was allowed explore. The emphasis should be on Indian script (Sanskrit) with vibrant colours, as well as imagery of holy Indian deities. The illustrated Indian iconography was interwoven with my floral and swirl line style to connect the illustration up as a whole.