For the joy of writing. Notecard from our Amer range. Each card goes through a time-taking 3-4 day process of embossing, printing, gold brushing and dusting by craftsmen with over four decades of experience. Sadly, some of them are the last of their generation. The pattern has been traced from the walls of the Amer fort in Jaipur. Available in boxed sets of ten with envelopes. Coming soon to our all new website http://www.anandprakash.com
Two unused British-India stamps in mint condition from our collection. Our love for vintage always inspires new designs and ranges using craft and printing techniques that have been passed on from generations. Every season, we always find ways to present these timeless pieces in a new design form across many of our products. Coming soon to our all new website http://www.anandprakash.com
Bookmarks with a silver finish, coming soon to our all new website http://www.anand prakash.com end of May 2018
Teak wood measuring tape with a gold plated motif. Available at our stores in Mumbai and Delhi.
It’s 9:30pm and away from the din of day, the silence at the studio gives me time to think and bring my ideas to the drawing table. Here is a glimpse into an upcoming design. I am working on a hand printed range and to get the right colour, I will keep exploring a zillion hues till I find the perfect one. Testing all types of papers, ranging from fibrous handmade to the regular mill made. At AP nothing is approved without an actual prototype; my eyes see to believe and my hands touch to feel the emerging piece that the mind has visualised a very long time ago. The Idea germinates till the time is right and when it is time, the various elements fall into place to give you another piece of art. Coming soon.
Today, out of the blue, I picked-up a sliver of Khadi and some red thread. I sewed randomly and realised that with todays machines and softwares; a lot of us are losing touch with real craftsmanship. As designers, we need to experience the ideas we set forth to create.
The last I sewed was over a decade ago, it was a time when I was busy discovering my dexterity in crafts. My solemn promise today is to get back to working with my hands. I have done it well in the past and hope to do more in the days ahead as it brings me closer to my passion. How about you?
Artist: @ReubenFernandes #PatronsOfAnandPrakash
Reuben is an engineer by profession and an artist by passion. A biker, learning kung-fu and indulging in home-gardening. There is a Royal Enfield Super Delux in his family, purchased in 1986 and has done over 93000 kilometres. Flip through his watercolours above.
Sketch Book by Anand Prakash, banana-fibre paper cover with a Khadi spine. The drawing sheets are handmade from white recycled cotton. Chlorine, acid and lignin free. Available in a variety of sizes. Try and buy at our stores in Kalaghoda(Mumbai) and Shahpur Jat(Delhi)
All art and pictures by Reuben Fernandes