Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Watercolour Wars- What we do.

What we do:
'Artivism' was started during the Fearless Karnataka campaign. The thought behind artivism is to provide an Open space where artists,designers,writers,poets and hopefully one day musicians would link up with different organizations and provide visual identity, posters or any other artform.
It attempts to be a sort of bridge between Activists and Artists who have very different mediums and contexts but a similar vision- to promote creative energy/change  rather than destructive energy. 

So this is how it works- An NGO/Campaign approaches us- and if the members or some of the members feel for the cause- they design posters and whatever else required collectively. There is no ownership. Everything is open source.print it- Burn it-stick it-make it into a tshirt- put up the poster in your city-in your room. Anything. Once its online- It belongs to everyone. :) 
One also has the right to anonymity. No one owns 'Artivism' or Runs it for that matter. 
In the long run one also hopes that one could replace all those Che Guevara T-shirts and posters with images and icons that are contextual to the space we live in. 

What you can do?
Become a contributor! post the fearless karnataka campaign there have been many many oppurtunities to provide artwork to different groups but not enough people to work on it. We need more hands.
email- if you're interested in contributing/becoming a part of the artivism mailing list. :) 

Friday, May 29, 2009

Why so Dry?

paani kum/come is a group of likeminded-volunteers who one day decided that they really did miss the rain. And since raindances don't work these days- the least we can do is conserve. Though they don't delve into issue of sustainability and water itself, they hope to become a platform between those who do work and those who are sentimental bout the lack of water in this city


Come one come all, with your much ignored UMBRELLAS for a flash mobbing public performance.

When - 30th of july 09
Where- Barton Center (barista), M.G. Road
What - We meet as a group outside Barton center at 5 pm SHARP! for the mission briefing and watch synchronisation! From there we spread along brigade road. Where all will be told during the briefing. Dot at 5:30 everyone opens their umbrella and freezes where ever they are, in a pose that talks of their fav. rain time activity. for example, if you like reading a book while it rains, then open your umbrella and freeze in position that looks like you are reading a book! :) 
We stay frozen for 10 mins. We then walk to the cauvery junction, gather up, do what is told during the mission briefing, fold our umbrellas and disappear into the crowd. 
simple :)

More information coming soon

Monday, May 25, 2009


Logo options and bookmarks for a Women's Rights group Vimochana's Court of Women against Dowry and other forms of violence against women 
More coming soon. :) 

Free Binayak Sen Tshirts!

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

'I met the walrus'
Inspiration for this blog
and whatever is to come on it
In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message.