Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Review of 'Indian Saris: Traditions - Perspectives - Design' by Subrata Bhowmick

On 21st februray 2009, I had the previledge of sharing the publication, 'Indian Saris: Traditions - Perspective - Design' with Subrata Bhowmick. His remarks are shared here at the end of this post.

Subrata Bhowmick is one of India’s leading graphic designers with great penchant for the Indian textile heritage. For many years, he was the design director of the Calico Museum in Ahmedabad. He is also a Creative Consultant at Mudra Communication in India. Further, his specialization includes textiles, photography, environment, graphics, book design, advertising and exhibition design. He conducts workshops for art students. His work in textile and graphics has international acclaim. His design works have been exhibited in international biennials and he has received over 50 national and international awards in graphics, advertising, photography and book design, including 18 President’s National Awards. Twice he has been the ‘Art Director of the Year’ and ‘Photographer of the Year’ in India several times.

He has contributed in building brands such as Cali-Cloth, Vimal, Dhara, Remanika, Deepam, and the Handloom House. He has also launched a brand named RmKv silks, a well known brand for silk saris from Chennai.

Subrata Bhowmick reviewing the book in his office

Brand identity designed by Subrata Bhowmick for wedding silk saris for RmKv silks, Chennai

Subrata Bhowmick's remarks on the book

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