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Dubai Graphic Encyclopedia: Tribute to A City

 

'Brussels Sprout' is a Dubai based curatorial magazine on contemporary thinking and emerging art. The magazine is published on a quarterly basis. These free magazines can be downloaded and read across digital platforms like computers, tablets and smart-phones. 

Banksy and His Satirical Olympic Street Art... Will London officials erase it?

UK’s infamous and ‘illegal’ street artist Banksy (a pseudo-name) has expressed via his own style in the spirit of Olympics. He has created two new works which created controversy according to London officials, who are now placing a ban on such works by many such street artists.

 

Expressions of my Beloved One on Canvas...

Those were the lazy weekends here in Dubai. I never took it serious whenever my wife grabbed couple of brushes, handful of oil or acrylic colors and started doing brush strokes over canvases that she bought from a Carrefour-like superstore! Recently, I realized that she had finished 2-3 of such paintings whenever she managed to get breaks from our 3-year old son Hugo's weekend attention seeks! When she displayed her work to me, alas... I thought, hey not bad! I wouldn't do such work myself...

Upasana Retreat - Must be real fun!

I was supposed to visit this place in my last vacation. Sad I was not able to make it... Whenever I see the pictures of Upasana retreat's breath-taking scenery, it feels so lovely! Upasana is situated overlooking the picturesque village of Samse, bordering the Kudremukh national park at an elevation of 960 metres above sea level.

Formula One Grand Prix: A look at logo of Indian Circuit

India now joins the elite club of Formula One nations. The Formula One racing season in India is driving world’s attention.

India's New Currency Sign for Rupee: A Case Study

On 5 March 2009, the Indian government announced a contest to create a sign for the Indian rupee. During the Union Budget 2010, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee mentioned that the proposed sign would reflect and capture the Indian ethos and culture. Five signs created by Nondita Correa-Mehrotra, Hitesh Padmashali, Shibin KK, Shahrukh J Irani, and D Udaya Kumar had been short listed from around 3331 responses received and one of them was to be finalized at the Union Council of Ministers of India meeting held on 24 June 2010.

India Design Council announces winner of "India Design Mark" Logo

 

India Design Council has announced the winner of nation-wide INDIA DESIGN MARK competition held from 16th May to 16th June, 2011. The logo designed by Vasant Mehar, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay alumnus was selected as the final winner. That means good designs produced by India will always have this brand mark as a unique standard. Thirteen excellent entries from several leading designers were shortlisted from amongst a total of 201 entries including the winning entry.

 

Design Contests and Lessons Learnt...

Way back in 2009 December, Dubai was at its Economic worst. Most of the Real Estate firms that used to give me good business had either closed down or sailing through tough waters. that was the time when I thought of entering so called 'Design Contests' online. So many sites like crowdspring.com were offering such so called opportunities. First it felt like an interesting thing to do, as I had no idea how disastrous it could later turn out to be! These sites call themselves 'Crowdsourcing' sites.