Clove partners with Indian Design Platform
Taking place at Rich Mix as part of London Design Festival, Bold: Graphic Design from India is an exhibition of posters, branding, typography, zines, films and digital media from a new wave of designers
We are delighted to announce that Clove is the media partner for Bold: Graphic Design from India, an exhibition taking place at London’s Rich Mix as part of London Design Festival.
Opening on 6 September, it’s the third edition of the Indian Design Platform, an annual showcase of contemporary design curated by Arpna Gupta, founder of cultural agency Create Culture.
This year’s edition will present the work of the current wave of Indian graphic designers for whom collaboration and sharing are central. Branding, typography, posters, zines, films and digital media, as well as personal passion projects, will reveal the vibrancy and diversity of work underway in the country’s visual communications scene.
Participants include Ek Type, the D&AD award-winning studio that develops typefaces for Indian languages; Design Fabric, an events space for the Mumbai design community; Animal, a Delhi-based practice that commissioned a series of posters to mark 70 years of India's independence; Kadak, a collective of female graphic designers; Kulture Shop, a retailer of work by visual artists; Ishan Khosla, an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer; Shweta Malhotra, a minimalist graphic designer; and Roshnee Desai, a multimedia artist who focuses on women’s issues. It will also feature a specially-commissioned collaboration between Khosla and London-based design studio BOB.
India’s graphic design scene exploded after the liberalisation of its economy in the early 1990s, when the increase in corporate branding initiatives created opportunities for . More recently, the spread of digital typography, online communication and social media has accelerated the process. The studios and individuals featured in Bold are sharing ideas and encouraging cross-pollination between different art disciplines, developing a new visual language for twenty-first century India.
The exhibition coincides with the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, marked in Britain by the UK-India Year of Culture, a year of events organised by the British Council.