Thrissur, Kerala, India
How can a curious prince notebook bring back the art of hand written ideas or personal journaling
Aim and Objective
Aim – To make the people to buy Curious prince notebook through social media post where the curious character is on a quest to know what people will are writing in fun interactive manner.
Objective – To make people write their ideas , concepts or even draw which can be a great creative process .
The main idea came from my MA graphic design project which was an interactive attakatha kit where Kathakali art form was taught with simple activities. The final outcome was a designed notebook which is sold in my new venture – ushascreativespace. I didn’t stop with just curious prince but designed and sold 5 more theme based notebook. I had the fortune to test how people would react to these notebook by setting up art stall in a community event. Almost more than 35 notebooks have being sold out. Interesting thing with this notebook was when I gave it to my uncle who was having some health issues .He was an adherent fan of Kathakali art form so when he saw the illustration on the notebook ,immediately a big smile brought to his face. He started to write and could recall some of his poem writings from childhood but the happy part is he became more active and this really healed as he says “I got the feeling of upliftment when writing in this particular notebook. “The illustration on the book covers really brought a different mindset to people and it created an emotional connection which created an inspiration to recall old memories of writing.
How has your practice developed while studying the MA in Graphic Design with a global cohort?
I was really grateful to be part of Falmouth university and even though I did the MA graphic design course (Online) ,I didn’t feel that I was doing the course more remotely but more like daily visit to university physically . The canvas platform was the online classrooms for many of us and the course details where very well organised which made me more easier to access and study the given materials. My design practice have grown since then as I was able to start a small art venture which is what I imagined myself after doing the MA course. I take this opportunity to thank my peers, tutors and module leaders for helping me during the MA course. All the best to future graduates.
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