There is something about this title that compelled me take up the cover.In the Bazaar of Love is a very strong, evocative title.Somehow it holds equal weight as "The Kite Runner" for me. I enjoyed painting the type form here.
Amir Khusrau was a Sufi mystic, a poet and is regarded as the father of "qawalli"
I love Minimalism. It so very well relates to the phrase "Less is More" To make the cover look minimalistic and powerful is a challenge on it's own. It was difficult to get the accurate ground color but the colors in the final book have come out beautifully.
Buddhism is something that never fails to draw my attention. The monks, their culture, their music is very fascinating. This is the approved cover. It has been produced beautifully and has a nice textural feel to it.
I am a graphic designer by profession. I love to observe people, things, patterns, type,folk art, small things happening on the roadside, the chaiwalla making tea, the tailor engrossed in work. What is interesting is that, this silent observation often triggers my thought process and i end up designing,things off-beat and a little commercial stuff.I love exploring with material, be it bamboo, paper, wood or rubberbands for that matter. Design for me, is universal and it's problem-solving.