Saturday, November 28, 2009

LOLWTFBBQ - Our Favorite Color.

LOLWTFBBQ. That’s what she’d be thinking if she had seen the pandit’s reaction to her name today at her cremation. Trust her to laugh at almost anything in the world. For instance, at a small “pseudo and wannabe” round about in the street, or at the sheer randomness of utterly random words like “Pinni”, or at names in our accounts book, or at the stories we wove around those names.

We’d sit in class and do everything other than what we’re supposed to do. I remember, a month before her birthday or shall I call it “Purple Jayanti”, we’d start planning her party. And by planning, I mean HARDCORE EVENT MANAGEMENT. We’d go over themes and music and food and music and drinks and music and venues and music, etc. Then the same process ensued for the Halloween party. The planning would inevitably end being more fun than the party itself. Ah the parties. Pissing everyone off by playing our awesome “cheap Bollywood” and grooving to it like there’s no tomorrow. Not caring, if people thought us to be odd. We were odd. I mean, we danced to “Bhumbro” on Halloween. IN our costumes. Quite odd.

She and I had the most arbitrary humor ever. Our IM conversations would be gibberish to most, but hours of laughter for us. Phrases like ‘mandir mein aag’, ‘33’, ‘Kar hi lete hain’, etc. would be what we’d ROFLMAO about.

Our “Bring Your Own Lunar Energy Harnessing Device (B.Y.O.L.E.H) Parties”. Classic.

Our watching all Harry Potter films (3rd to 5th anyway) together.

Standing in line at 4 am for Deathly Hallows.

Yelling our lungs out in the mall at 6 am upon receiving Deathly Hallows.

Making fun of Akshay and his folders, Shegz and her laughter, Hottie and his hotness, N-series and their sheer existence, Tudi, Pudi, Ana p, Shinder, Kailad, Sheggy. Aaahh. Awesomeness has never manifested itself in such forms. And never will.

Be it her rendition of Aladdin (WAY better than Walt Disney’s), or the screening of “Bhola in Bollywood”, She was all about the laughs. Always.

She always said, “With a name like Purple, it’s hard not to be popular”. Today, from the people who came to pay their respect to her, and from all the status messages on facebook, it is evident that all these people associated with her way beyond just her name. She reached out to so many people, it was hard not to know her if you study/studied in GD Goenka. It was hard not to be affected by such a vibrant, happy and overwhelming personality. And then there’s always the name.

Today, when everyone is praying for her soul to Rest In Peace, for her family to find solace and strength, for her to be remembered forever, just one unattainable wish comes to my mind,

"Come back.”

- Kailapalooza

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Summit of Olympus - Promotional/Informational Poster

This is their final promotional/informational poster. It's huge and its super duper bright. The theme of the summit is Greek mythology. The usage of bright, non-Greek colors is because I wanted to infuse the Greek theme with a modern feel to it, since the Summit is not about Greek itself, but about leadership (a more modern concept).

The Summit of Olympus - Website

Aaaannnd, I also designed their website:

The Summit of Olympus - Teaser Poster

Teaser Posters for The Summit of Olympus.

As the organizers would say, "The Summit of Olympus is a three day Skill Building Workshop based Summit presented by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi, Central Placement Cell and The Career and Counseling Cell of University of Delhi along with the Office of the Dean, Students’ Welfare, Delhi University. The Summit will bring together some of the best minds in the country to develop and hone their leadership potential..."

...And all that jazz. Basically it is an event in Delhi University, and I'm doing ALL its promotional design. So for the next few weeks, most of the stuff on my bloggy will be about The Summit of Olympus.

These here are the two final logo options. The one with the pillar is now their logo.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Post after a reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy long time. This was part of our design methodology assignment. 'Maati' being a mela for promotion of the matka. I designed this print advertisement for the event. A different color scheme pervaded the final one, but I like this one more!