THE BIG BOOK OF BANDHINI
ASSIGNMENT: Designing a jacket for a large book of textiles
Genre: Art & Culture | Execution time: 3 hours | Softwares: Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop | Hardback
For this assignment, we were asked to bring in a piece of textile of our choice, scan it and use it as a book cover. The book would be a large coffee table book. I chose to bring my mother's vibrant Bandhini saree, a traditional fabric from Gujarat, India and the book was titled, The Big Book of Bandhini. I chose to use vibrant colours to justify the nature of Bandhini and to be true to its origin. To give an element of surprise, the inner flaps were done in Cyan and Parrot Green. The same scanned image was manipulated and used in different colour schemes for the spine and the bottom of the flaps. I chose to keep the front cover simple with just ornamental text, to avoid deviation from the subject matter. This was a fun assignment as we explored the possibility of a simple scanner and how beautifully it portrays the texture of the saree.