Publishers i have worked with

Publishers i have worked with

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Vikram Sarabhai

Did this a while ago...

The Barn Owl's Wonderous Capers

This is the second graphic novel by Sarnath Banerjee. This should be out in about a week. Waiting to read it, especially after the 4 day graphic novel workshop I attended, with Christian Cailleaux and Edmond Baudoin.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Identity and Survival

My initial idea was to put a powerful image of Bhindranwale on the cover. But finally settled in for a faceless cover. Works better this way.
What do you think?


Funny, poignant stories of eighties’ India

The stories in this collection are set in the early eighties, and Anjana Appachana wonderfully captures the raw, vibrant energy and optimism of a time when we drank chai for thirty paise, and twenty thousand rupees spent on ‘gifts’ for the boy’s side was an enormous amount of money for middle-class Indians.

Her characters strain for a place beyond the boundaries of a prescribed way of life in urban middle India: a hapless college student gets gated a few days before her appointment for an abortion; a disgruntled clerk philosophises gloomily about his place in the scheme of things; a young girl, against all odds, decides to keep her sister’s deep dark secret. By turns warm, gullible, arrogant and bigoted, Appachana’s characters live their lives amid contradictions and double standards, superstitions and impossible dreams, but ultimately usurp their familiar landscape and imbue it with an idiosyncratic vision.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Right Words

Third in the series of the Shama Futehally books.

Read the blurb and then read the design.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Reaching Bombay Central

The fourth and final book in the series. Hhmm..the four books are it's time to look at them and see how they look together.

Designing a collection is very interesting. It's a welcome break from the lone cover design and there is a better chance of using my own photographs, illustrations or ephemera. There is another series coming up, a whole 13 books!, by a well know Indian author, who writes for children as well. Am conceptualizing on them right now... Watch this space.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Satyr of the subway

Am really pleased with this cover. More so because the author loved the picture right away.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Tales once told

Just finished this one and sending to press... thoughts?

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Frontier

This is the second book of the series. It's a collection of stories but the main story is a fictionalized account of a fire tragedy that took place in a cinema.

Tara Lane

Been working on the Shama Futehally books, a series design. it's good fun to work on a series, to create an identity and a 'family'look to the covers. There are three books in all. Still waiting for approvals on these, but they are nearly through.

A vignette of this life appears in her novel, Tara Lane, where the protagonist soon learns to grapple with everyday realities of ordinary people. Corruption is another theme that is looked at in this book.

Monday, May 22, 2006

I'm Gone

Mt first book cover.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Overpromise and Overdeliver

One of the books covers that I design. These business book covers have a different aesthetic when compared to the literary fiction covers. B-books have bolder type, are more slick and should have no ambiguity in what the cover is trying to say.
This cover was a little tricky to figure.

Here's the US edition

Monday, March 06, 2006

...Cine Stars

The political wall paintings in Chennai are rendered meticulously. They are quite a sight and very colorful, just like the politics there. I shot some photographs when I was there, am posting them.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Swamy V

Just sending this cvr (the one with the front and back) to the press today. Did an option that i'd rather see printed. what do you have to say? posting both.

Monday, February 20, 2006

A history of Srilanka

Have'nt read this book yet. Should get to reading it, now that i have seen the country. Enjoyed designing it. The author wanted an image with a buddhist temple in it. This book is being sold in Sri Lanka as well.

Bravely fought the Queen

This is a series title. The first book is Final Solutions have a look below.

Final Solutions

This is a series title. I'm trying to retain the circle form on Dattani covers, there's another title coming up but this will have an image i'm told, will still try to keep the cirle.

Sunday, February 19, 2006


Getting the right image for this was'nt easy. Love the back cover image as well. Was fun working on this.


A cover i did in 2005. As an exception i'm not putting in the back cvr, i'm not pleased with it.