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Paint misbehavin’

By now, Abdullahji and his helpers Sahanwaaj and Suhail has gotten used to us coming and invading their space. They no longer greet us like we are some crusaders from outer space. In fact, they even offered me food and made the wooden prototypes just like the way they were told. They made several versions … Continue reading »

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O Holy Artisan: Where Art Thou?

Choosing the right craft style to work within the huge range available in India is not easy. We had several discussions on this internally as well as with Dastkaar, an organisation of craftspeople founded in 1981. For the moment Channapatnam has been ruled out as the cluster there is well developed and loaded with orders. … Continue reading »

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Colorways!

Now that we have three characters, we’ve been tweaking the designs to make them look better and have more emotion. We’ve also been testing out the forms in a bunch of different colorways to see how it looks and pick the ones we want to make. This is easily one of my favorite parts of … Continue reading »

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Fascinating Stories

In the great extended family that is India, everybody is a relative of everybody else. So much so that eagles and serpents are said to be cousins! In fact I even drew a little family tree of our first three characters: Garuda, Vasuki and Jatayu: Historians speculate that these exotic, half human- half animal tribes … Continue reading »

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Birds of Pray

Unlike the other anthropomorphic heroes of the world, the ones that are associated with Indian Mythology are not very popular. They are the least noticed and spoken about. That is what inspires us to bring the animals back into our character line through an entirely a new concept (Now this is so over-the-top awesome that … Continue reading »

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Potato Warriors

For the next review meet we want to have some definite characters on the board with a couple of colour ways for each, maybe two characters each for the historical and the mythological warriors categories. I got Abdullahji to make me copies of the final selected form (my mom was wondering why I have been … Continue reading »

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Deep into character

Now that we have a shape that seems more or less defined, it’s time to go deep into the characters we want on the toys. Right now we really want to incorporate the history of India into these adorable little fellas, to give another level of depth to the character and identification with each person. … Continue reading »

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Our own little guy!

It looks like we have narrowed down to one form now, and it’s a great one. A huge oversized head with an adorable little body, and an almost entirely curved surface. Just by itself it feels like an adorable character that you want to hold in your hand, and we have a few body variations. … Continue reading »

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Forming the forms

Now that we’ve managed to come up with different character lines, I thought it would be fun to try to add some action to the toys. This time we aimed at keeping the form simple . The whole idea was to strike a balance between a collectible toy and a very playful children’s toy. So … Continue reading »

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Urban Vinyl meets Indian Handcrafting meets Us

We were beginning to feel a little lost amongst all our character sketches and form options so we decided to put together a wall-sized moodboard that can hopefully streamline the process towards a definite direction and give us multiple starting points at the same time. The moodboard has come together as a meeting point for … Continue reading »

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