Adobe Capture CC 2016 : Patterns

Adobe Creative Cloud recently launched a new 2016 edition and the first thing that caught my eye was Adobe Capture ( which is available for Android! PHEW! ). And the demo above completely reeled me in – I’ve never imagined that creating seamless patterns would be this easy. I miss my branding days, when I would have found more use…
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Smile Store Lil Squares Of Happiness Instagram Photo Prints Vipul Arora Photographer Naina.co
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The Smile Store

Vipul Arora from The Smile Store wrote to me telling me about his venture and since I love seeing my photographs in print, I was intrigued. India desperately needs quality providers of prints. I already am a fan of Canvera but there are smaller things that I would like that Canvera doesn’t do because I would assume their focus is…
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The Free Culture

[textcol] “We needed a small favor… we need some high resolution shots for a photo-wall for our event. Please do let us know if you can spare some photographs for us.” “We want you to attend our conference and photograph it because it will be great for your portfolio.” “I don’t understand why you charge so much?! The other photographers…
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Family emblem : Logo design

I had designed a logo for @gspier’s firm earlier and some packaging for chocolates. I wasn’t writing case studies those days so there’s no case study for the Aquamarine Capital Fund logo. The firm’s logo was designed in 2006 and Guy got back tome to help create a family emblem for him in 2009. The brief was fairly straightforward. Guy…
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Plagiarism by Ocimum Biosolutions

Keeping it factual. I was trawling through various “Happy Diwali” emails in my inbox when I chanced upon one sent by the CEO of Ocimum Biosolutions. The email visual was using a Diwali wallpaper from my blog. No credit was provided and the email footer mentioned, “The information contained in this email and any attachments is confidential and may be…
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New desktop

…and some Diwali lights. If you haven’t yet seen the 2010 Diwali Wallpaper, you can download it here. I finally have a beast of a desktop to help me be even more efficient with my design & photography workflows. Since this is relevant to both of my businesses, I will be doing a detailed cross post over on the photography…
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Personal calling cards

Or business cards. After much heartburn and crumpled sheets of paper – I’ve emailed the following design to @themandatepress for a letterpress print job – basic black on white, gold edges and 600gsm stock from Crane’s Lettra range. It has blown my budget but these have been a long time coming. It will take about 2-3 weeks for the cards…
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