Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Creative Talent Profile: Neha Hattangdi

Neha Hattangdi is a graduate student at San Fransisco's Academy of Art University. As part of an University assignment she hand-crafted a kitschy book on Mumbai- I wish I had been this creative with my homework!

Titled 'Mumbai Masala', the book is a travel guide to the must do's and must know's while you are in the city. Note the Re.1 coins stuck on the front page.

The book contains an illustrated guide with an alphabetical listing in the devanagri script. 
Isn't the detailing beautiful? I wish Neha made more such beautiful guides on other Indian cities as well- desi Lonely Planet guides :)

The immensely talented Neha is currently working on her thesis on endangered languages and the cultural connections that are lost when a language goes extinct. 
 
You can find more info on her thesis at her blog. The topic is particularly close to my heart as my mother tongue Tulu, will probably go extinct in a few more generations.

You can find more of Neha's wonderful work, including the hand inked poster below, here.

Credit for all images to Neha Hattangadi

18 comments:

GB said...

What a fantastic post! I'm really loving your blog Divya!

purplehomes said...

Thanks for droppin by my blog today! loved your post...how charming is that travel guide! Great work. I came across some really unique & pretty ones at this awesome store called Kamala...must try & feature those sometime...

Rekha said...

Beautiful, I loved the idea of alphabetical listing in the devanagri script.

Kanika Bahl said...

Really cool work and a great find...i am off to check out her blog now:)
Thanks

mastidesign said...

Where can you buy this beautiful book?

Bedazzled said...

I am DROOOOOLING!!! Fabulous stuff !

Sound Horn Please said...

@ Gagan- awww.. Thanks :)

@ bedazzled, Rekha, Kanika- I completely agree with you guys!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Wow.. Its so beautiful!! Fantastic idea!!

Patricia Torres said...

Awesome post!!! What a bundle of talent Neha is!! wow!!

PreeOccupied said...

Great work Neha. And thank you to you for showcasing such talent.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Awesome talent, Neha! Good luck in your thesis. I hope to see more of your work in the future! Great post, Divya!

My Pink Door said...

This is fantastic! thanks for sharing...

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

fantastic post dear.loving your blog.where should i follow you?

SV said...

Neha has done a great job.Hoping to her blog.
Your blog is awesome!Thank you for visiting my blog.

Lekha Shastry said...

love the typography!

Lekha Shastry said...

love the typography!

Lekha Shastry said...

love the typography!

Lekha Shastry said...

love the typography!