13 February 2017

Road to Indian Design

New guide to India’s design sector for Dutch creatives who want to cooperate.

Designer Ishan Khosla (left) working on the logo design for Sangam with Sajnu-ben, a Rabari tribal artisan from Kukadsar in Kachchh, Gujarat (© Ishan Khosla Design). The Typecraft Initiative is a self-initiated and self-funded project which is part of their on-going mission to create typefaces out of ancient and traditional Indian craft as a means to generate livelihood among the artisans and to promote, archive and innovate these art forms. Recently, the Godna Tattoo Letters were added.

We are happy to present Design Pataka! The explosion of design in India: 2010 –2016. This long read will give culture professionals from the Netherlands insight into the Indian design sector. It is also a guide for creative Dutch  who want to reach out to their Indian counterparts for joint projects. We would like to express our gratitude to Delhi-based designer Ishan Khosla for researching, writing and compiling this comprehensive overview of Indian design.

For the passed 18 months we have worked hard to strengthen the cultural exchange between the Netherlands and India, specifically in the fields of design, games, photography and film. The goal was to build sustainable relationships between Indian and Dutch organizations and creatives and to boost opportunities for joint projects.  You will find more information about our activities in India here (Dutch).