We are happy to announce the winner for the “Favourite book with AP bookmark” contest: Instagram handle @thesilentseer
A bookmark is like a milestone, it marks your progress in the journey. It tells you how far you have come and how far you’re yet to go. It provides you the opportunity to rest, ruminate and introspect, with the solace that you will never get lost or have to begin afresh. It allows you to carry onwards from where you left and entices you to move towards your destination.
And here in this story of a coveted gem, this bookmark is my milestone on my journey and on many more yet to come.
Many congratulations to @thesilentseer
Here is your chance to win an Anand Prakash gift box featuring a luxe silk journal, a 24K goldplated pen and a business card holder.
1) Follow @AnandPrakash1 on Instagram
2) Post a photo of your favourite book with an Anand Prakash bookmark and tell us what you like about it
3) Use #WinAnandPrakash in your post
We believe in creating timeless pieces of art that share a bond with you for years to come.
Contest ends 10th September 2018
We will select one lucky winner on 12th September 2018 based on the photograph and post.
Our association with The Hindu stretches back to 2012 when the Frontline magazine was being relaunched with a new look and feel, and the gifts for the guests and visiting dignitaries was done by us. In the last few years, Anand Prakash has been the official gift partner for The Hindu Conclave and The Hindu Lit For Life literature festival.
The Hindu approached us to design a range of merchandise to be sold from their new venture called The Hindu Lounge. Both the teams brainstormed on the range that could be developed keeping in mind the audience of The Hindu newspaper.
I have always had a fascination with newspapers and in the past, we have done a highly successful crowd-funded design project with newspapers called the 5th of June project. With them, I had a few ideas:
1. Use old and rare photographs from their 140-year-old archives. The team went through hundreds of them and chose the following three: The Madras sepoy from the early 19th century, NCC cadets marching over the Triplicane bridge and The Kasturi Building. These photos were printed by hand on handspun khadi fabric sourced from cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh. The hand printing process until now was only used by us on paper, therefore, we had to do a lot of experimentation on khadi fabric. The difficulty was in getting the picture onto the fabric as it had uneven threads and the weaves had a lot of gaps. After much trial, error and learning our screen printers mastered the art. Below are a few pictures of our experimentation and the final pieces.
2. To work with handmade and recycled paper using their old newspapers. Bundles of old The Hindu newspapers were sent to our village paper making units where they were mixed and embedded with old cotton rags and recycled into sheets of handmade paper. These sheets were then used to make a range of products like cards, envelopes, notepads, paper packs, gift tags, etc.
3. Use old The Hindu newspapers creatively for binding the covers. We used our signature style of colouring and dyeing newsprint to create the below range of blank journals, notepads and pencils.
Handprinted by silkscreen on Khadi. Experimenting for an upcoming range of memorabilia for The Hindu newspaper, designed exclusively by AP.
The Hindu shared their archives, which incidentally is over 140 years old. Watch this space for some interesting experiments with Khadi, recycled paper and old The Hindu newspapers.
Meri Kitab, the all time favourite bookmark is now available on our website.
Minimal, inspired from geometric lines. Releasing soon.
#shotbyAP Special thanks to Mrinalini.