Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Panchayat meets to address the elephant in the room.

Panchayat assembly
Viakerala Studio witnessed a mass assembly of gundoo elephants. Inspired by the high decibel campaigning, they also decided to have a little meeting of their own. As it posed no threat of civil unrest, the meeting was allowed to proceed in peace. Some of them have even volunteered to guard the poll booths during elections. Here are the particulars:

caught on camera during a trunk fight
Dominated by the yellow elephant herd, they worked a secular decision to solve colour discrimination amongst themselves by adding a, neutral, checkered jumbo to the group!! These mammals sure prefer their harmony. A trunking coincided with vandalism of Viakerala bags, both the culprits were caught on camera and were convicted with 50 hours on display service. The cause of the fight still remains unknown.
The panchayat is also getting ready for the coming season, even though they need more numbers, they are sticking with handmade production line.
at the after party

At the after party, Gundoo elephants were seen celebrating the success of initial four years of their 1st five year plan.

report by: Blessy John (really not a journalist type designer)
photo by: Usha P. (budding photographer)

Friday, 17 July 2015

Welcome, Karkidada Maasam!

Day 1 of Karkidaka Maasam
It is the fourth month of lunar calendar – Cancer a.k.a Karkidaka in malayalam. Doted with plentiful rains, this month is about self-reflections and restrain. (that’s how the tradition goes)

New Malayalam 'Kerala' t-shirt
The monsoons flourish the great back-waters and people alike, also the tiny micro-organisms. Strictly, the way we see it, the advised ‘healthy-leafy-diet’ for this month is a science of fighting the ill-effects (one of  the very few) of monsoons. 
Diet and meditate = cleanse and total rejuvenation. 
When in Kerala, try the Malayalee way.

The Hindu has more to say..  read it here

Happy Monsoons to all!!

Also, Eid Mubarak!! these are some happy co-incidences.

P.s. The New Malayalam Kerala t-shirts are available in stores at Thekkady, Mattanchery and Fort Kochi Or shop online here,

Sunday, 21 December 2014

MALAYALAM PROJECT @ Viakerala Design Shop

MALAYALAM PROJECT is our favourite new pastime. As designers working in the medium of malayalam (language / letterform / landscape) this is an exhibit thats worthy of our time and research. It will show during the Kochi Muziris Beinnale 2014 - 2015 at the new Viakerala Design Shop Space at 292 B, Lily Street, Fort Kochi.

Come and visit!

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