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Christpher Niemann creates an illustrated diary of long flights

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Illustration on Friday 29 March 2013

Long flights with a layover. We’ve all been there, hated that. But only Christpher Niemann could manage to bring alive these coma-inducing moments through a riveting visual diary. The key characters of this story include the unreclinable chair, sudden changes of plot (or menu preferences), and the much-envied wailing baby.

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Afro Lion: funky fresh lion manes

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Art on Friday 29 March 2013

What’s the mane feature of a lion? This wacky art project has the king of the jungle styled like a rock star. We think ‘Afro Lion’, by the Japanese artist Mountstar is definitely going to be the look for the runways of the savanna this spring.

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Mumbai’s train travelers: illustrations of India’s most colourful people

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Illustration on Thursday 28 March 2013

People are my inspiration. So the world’s most populated suburban transport system provided more than enough creative fodder. These are the profiles of the Mumbai train travellers, captured in my new book, I Take This Train Too. Through humorous profiling and caricatures (with personality-inspired hues), I have attempted to map this unparalleled universe. An international crowd-funding initiative […]

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Shipwrecked with Dan the Gorilla

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Illustration on Thursday 28 March 2013

This graphic short is the culmination of a 24-hour comic. Which just goes to show that great work can happen in quick time too. A poignant story of a man who is shipwrecked on an island with a gorilla that is fluent in English, Eastern Mountain Gorilla, French, Bonobo, and Crow.

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Brooding cityscapes by Jeremy Mann

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Art on Thursday 28 March 2013

San Francisco-based artist Jeremy Mann uses the city streets as his inspiration in this hauntingly beautiful series. The muggy atmosphere lends a certain existential character to the paintings. The visual renditions may get you feeling a touch nostalgic, like only a walk down a rainy street can.

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8 Punctuation Marks that we desperately need

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Design on Saturday 16 March 2013

Language is constantly advancing but this would be nothing short of hyper-evolution. Our favourite is the Morgan Freemark, whose usage denotes that the text should be read out in Morgan Freeman’s voice. The best way to add gravitas to any statement.

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