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Supporting young design talent and local business in Mumbai, and raising the profile of the design industry in India – we think that Taxi Fabric is a fantastic and inspiring idea.

Designed by Tasneem Amiruddin

Designed by Tasneem Amiruddin

The project is all about providing opportunities for designers to showcase their work, using the fabric of Mumbai’s number one method of transport as their canvas.

Designed by Lokesh Karekar

Designed by Lokesh Karekar

Designed by Gaurav Ogale

Designed by Gaurav Ogale

Thanks to Fabio for sharing this with us – you can find out more on the project’s Kickstarter page.

From A to Z

Earlier this week, Caroline told us about The Alphabet. These aren’t your regular ABCs, this Alphabet is a collaboration between the Fitchburg Art Museum and the Sentinel & Enterprise newspaper. They are working with 26 typographers to create a new version of the alphabet. Each day, a new letter is taking over the front page of the newspaper, with stories and poetry related to that day’s featured letter woven into the editorial content.

Alphabet M

ALphabet K Alphabet D

Summed up perfectly by Caroline, “it combines the visual and the lingual in a compelling way”, and is a great example of revitalising a disposable format (a newspaper) into something to own and keep.

Read more about the project here and see all of the front covers here.

DB’s Frankie is famous!

Finally, we wanted to give a shout out to Frankie from DB London, whose extra-curricular work has been causing quite a stir on Facebook this week.

Frankie's Steampunk butterfly

Frankie’s stunning 3D Steampunk Butterfly – created in Maya, V-Ray and Photoshop – was picked up by a Steampunk community Facebook page (with over 675k fans nonetheless) and has received over 4,200 likes at the time of writing this blog post. If you check the comments, you’ll also spot that someone has even turned her creation into a tattoo!

Frankie's Steampunk butterfly close up

Frankie's Steampunk butterfly extreme close up

Lovely work, Frankie!

The main article image shows Pranita Kocharekar’s design from taxifabric.org.

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