Re-Imagine is an on-going research and dialogue initiative of the British Council and partner organizations in India and the UK, which works toward re-imagining a mutually beneficial relationship that values the past while seeking to define the future for these two countries in the 21st century.
The challenge was to communicate the one and a half year long research effort, in a language, which people from both countries could equally relate to. This is where I was asked by Neha Tulsian to collaborate with her to create illustrations that can be part of a visual narrative based on the idea of ‘Stamps’. Stamps are strong and important pieces of the visual culture of a nation and stand for various ideas that the nation itself stands for. They are excellent communication tools and thus we adapted them as the basis for drawing a visual comparison between UK & India. Various collaterals were created with the illustrated stamps as the base. The illustrations were done in pairs to draw relationship on various tangents between UK and India as nations and cultures.