Arts + Cultu​re

What's skyrocketing this summer? Outdoor trips, shopping sprees, visits to pool or water-parks to name a few :)  But if you go outdoors, take a trip to say a Sculture park, an Art gallery or a museum and you'll be pleasantly surprised at seeing how amazed you or your loved ones (do take them along :)) can be!

Some FREE (or discounted) museums passes can be accessed here or here.
'Give me a museum and I'll fill it.'~Pablo Picasso
[Photo Courtesy - Target]


Principles of Design...

Ever wondered whether your artistic creation - a handicraft, an origami masterpiece or a consumer product is a cut above the rest or not? Consider yourself lucky if you manage to extract candid feedback for your creations from friends, strangers & fellow art admirers!  Alternatively, you may check whether these great pointers apply to your creation :)

'Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.' ~Steve Jobs
[Image Courtesy - Labnol]


Amar Chitra Katha - Revisited

While going through nice design tips during morning reading routine, I stumbled upon BUSRIDE's work for ACK (Amar Chitra Katha) Media. Here are some of the elements of their work with ACK Media that amazed me to the core:

Forward Focus: The inventive retail delivery stands seem to bring focus of the viewer on media (books, comic digests) as against the stand or space around.

Efficient Packing: Newly designed smaller shelves seem to pack comic books quite efficiently. Restocking these stands is also quite an easy task.

Visual Thinking: In addition to displaying a strong visual language (easily identifiable by young adults), the vivid colored posters and in-store advertising serve to stimulate store visitors and enhance impulse sales.

Critical Thinking: The innovative add-ons (games on website, Tinkle comic digests, Audiobooks etc.) foster critical thinking in young adults and promote enquiry, reasoning and debate.

In short, BUSRIDE's products provide a unique mechanism to display, sell and restock the book stands in ACK stores and make shopping a memorable experience both for buyer as well as seller. So when you stop by ACK store to grab your fav comic (Akbar-Birbal, Jataka Tales, Chanakya, Rana Pratap etc.), spend a few moments and record your impressions about your store visit. Do check out BUSRIDE's other awe-inspiring projects here & some invaluable design tips here.
'Everything is designed. Few things are designed well'~Brian Reed
[Image Courtesy - ACK-Media]