A Rosie is a Rosie is a Rosie by Shreyas R Krishnan

Norman Rockwell, 1943 Saturday Evening Post cover, May 29, 1943

Norman Rockwell, 1943
Saturday Evening Post cover, May 29, 1943

An essay examining the notion of performative gender through the lens of American Illustrator Norman Rockwell's 1943 painting Rosie the Riveter.

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On Astray by Shreyas R Krishnan

Photo by Sarita Sundar

Photo by Sarita Sundar

Shreyas currently works as a designer with Trapeze, a design consultancy in Bangalore, and maintains a visual journal where she obsessively documents her experiences in the form of sketchbooks and other media. Read on for excerpts from a conversation with her about growing up in Chennai, starting N.I.D.'s first student design festival, doodling, transitioning into a coffee person, and her Kaapi and Cigarettes sketchbook swap project —

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The illustrated story of our lives by Shreyas R Krishnan

The Hindu, Bangalore / December 26, 2013

Photo by Sampath Kumar G.P. for The Hindu

Photo by Sampath Kumar G.P. for The Hindu

Four young women come together to share quirky stories through their illustrations through the Illustrator’s Collective. 

The Illustrator’s Collective is a group of four designers, each in their own right — Bakula Nayak, Kalyani Ganapathy, Shreyas R. Krishnan and Trusha Sawant — who came together for their love of illustration. 

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The creative 'tea' off by Shreyas R Krishnan

Deccan Chronicle / October 25, 2013

Photo by Priyanka Borana

Photo by Priyanka Borana

How do you romanticise every tiny chore you do and make your life beautiful? You paint it. These four women from the city, Bakula Nayak, Kalyani Ganapathy, Shreyas R Krishnan and Trusha Sawant bring their thoughts to life through their colourful and impeccable illustrations and are displaying their work in the first edition of My Cup of Tea, starting today at the gallery.

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Illustrator's Collective: My Cup of Tea by Shreyas R Krishnan

The Illustrator's Collective is Bakula Nayak, Kalyani GanapathyTrusha Sawant, and me - four people with varying styles and interests, brought together by a love for narrating through the drawn image. Through an amazing chain of events (involving a himym-like story of how we met, too many teas, and countless emails, google docs and hangouts), the four of us are exhibiting our work this Fridayonwards, at Kynkyny Art in Bangalore.

Designed by Joanna Mendes

Designed by Joanna Mendes

'My Cup of Tea' is the first edition of the Collective, and our first exhibition together. Drop in to meet us and see some new illustrations that we have worked on specially for this exhibit, across varying media, techniques and thoughts!

Creating Change: Design writings from India by Shreyas R Krishnan

This year, Kyoorius and British Council teamed up to offer one day workshops on design writing, conducted by William Shaw across three cities - Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore. Participants at this workshop were invited to pitch stories for a book that would be released at the Kyoorius Design Yatra. It has been a while since we took a break from Little Design Book, and I was glad for this opportunity to indulge in writing about design. 

Creating Change features twelve essays by designers, architects and writers, discussing design and its possibilities in India. Many thanks to Aanchal Sodhani (British Council) and William Shaw for their guidance in shaping the written pieces and Shumi Bose (Blueprint magazine) , Patrick Burgoyne (Creative Review) and Robert Wilson for the online masterclasses.

The book was shared with all the speakers and participants of this year's Design Yatra
The book is available online as a free e-book. Download here!

At concerts she comes armed with crayons by Shreyas R Krishnan

The Hindu, Bangalore / April 1, 2013


At the next concert you attend, don’t be surprised if the girl next to you whips out a notebook and crayons and begins to sketch the performers.

You may be sitting next to Shreyas R. Krishnan, a young Bangalore graphic designer who has an unusual hobby: sketching concerts.

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