The Mumbai Art Deco Project

  • The rich architectural heritage of Mumbai inspired me to highlight the lesser-known Art Deco History of the city through bold, minimal illustrations with a palette true to the era of the 1920s-1960s. The project was part of a daily design practice called ‘Dailies’ that pushed me to create a set of thematic posters around this subject.

    The illustrations not only highlight the typical exteriors of Bombay Deco buildings, but also point out facts about the founding year, architects and the style of the interiors.

    This exercise was the result of an exclusive collaboration with Kuber Shah, an architectural photographer in Mumbai; and was completed under the creative guidance of Jennifer Cole Phillips and Jason Gottlieb at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore.

    Read more about the process of creating these illustrations in this feature by MID-DAY, Mumbai.