Pushkar Thakur
Digital Art, Illustration, Graphic Design, India
 
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Contact details
A4 Anand Niketan
Tel: 0091 9811510755 Fax: 0091 1146012215
Brief Summary
At the turn of the millennium Pushkar Thakur, graphic designer and digital artist, realised his need to create a space that would hone and generate design that went beyond beauty and convention. His idea of creation began with a need to understand the current, analyse the possibilities, experiment with the odds and then to deliver. In 2005 he officially initiated The Grafiosi, today an internationally accredited award winning multi-disciplinary studio of design and art.

Be it the psychedelic tech-edge of a nightclub like Ministry of Sound or the stylish sleek of F Bar & Lounge, the understated flamboyance for fashion designer Rohit Bal, or neo-classic statement for menswear retail store Pall Mall, the bold sincerity for international law firm Hugh, Cartwright & Amin or new-age grunge for indie-band Them Clones, conceptualising the uber-hip retail concept with 'hie' or experimenting with the already established Hindustan Lever Ltd – Versatile, global and exclusive, The Grafiosi, has successfully worked with various industries, brands and individuals creating a specific design vocabulary with and for each client, in and outside of India.

Each project is catered to and worked on personally by the designer himself assuring the client, the market, the attitude, and the art. With a tight network of only the best creative professionals and production facilities, every single aspect of a project is overseen and executed with stringent quality control and efficiency. Steadily creating its own space within the creative industry, this studio has been awarded an American Design Award [2006], a Creativity 36 Award [2006], an Honourable Mention from The Harvard Law School’s Work Life Wizard Programme [2006] and went on to receive an Award from the Web Master Forum for Fantasy [2007].

This one-man studio has also been appreciated and published by curated design publications like Young Asian Graphic Designers [DAAB, Germany], Sourcebook of contemporary graphic design [Maomao, Spain], Colour Management for Packaging [Rotovision, UK], Creativity Awards Annual [Harper Collins Design, US], International Design Yearbook [Madison Series, China] and My Own Business Card [Praquin, France]. The designer and studio have also been showcased in the India Issue of Pen representing graphic design within the country (Tokyo’s leading creative magazine), Elle Magazine’s Hotlist, Emerging Artist of 2007-08 for Platform (India’s only contemporary arts magazine) and as the first alternative segment entrepreneur to be featured on CNBC TV18’s Young Turks.

The minimal vibe of the contemporary, modern and slick or powerful energy of the retro, funky and cutting-edge; this studio is all about flexibility and experimentation through user-friendly and practical design. Motivated to bridge quality design, accessibility and saleability, it is bound to the belief of beautifying purposeful form within economic functionality. Brand building, nurturing and creation, is the integral discipline followed here and services are further particularised based on discourse between the designer, client and target audience. The Grafiosi, specialises in brand identity, packaging & print design, retail, social and eco conscious design. Excavating though these various facets this design hub is in constant creation.
Clients
Asian Paints, Bharat Forge, Blackberrys, Blackdove Photography, Godfrey Phillips, F Bar & Lounge, Fez, Hindustan Unilever, Honda Motors, Hugh Cartwright & Amin, Interglobe Aviation, Lex Orbis, Max Mueller Bhavan, Ministry of Sound India, MTv, Nikhil & Shantanu, Penguin, Platform_ Magazine, Rock Street Journal, Rohit Bal, Sage Publications, Siddartha Tytler, Sidewok, Them Clones, Vikram Phadnis, Western International University
Awards and Recognition
// design awards we've won

// Award for Design Excellence American Design Awards

// Creativity 36 Annual Awards

// Webmaster Forum Awards


// WorkLifeWizard, Harvard Law School, Honorable Mention


// design books that have featured our works

//“Worldwide Graphic Design Asia”
Publisher: Zeixs
Germany

//“Choosing Colour for Logos & Packaging”
Publisher: Rotovision
United Kingdom



//“Big Book of Green Design”
Publisher: Harper Collins
USA

//“New Big Book of Layouts”
Publisher: Harper Collins
USA


//“the Big Book of Packaging”
Publisher: Harper Collins
USA

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//“Promotion & Invitation”
Publisher: Linea Editorial



//“MyOwnBusinessCard”
Publisher: Praquin
France



// The Sourcebook of Contemporary Graphic Design
Publisher: Maomao
Spain



// International Design Yearbook '09
Publisher: Madison Series
Guangzhou, China



// Young Asian Graphic Designers
Publisher: DAAB
Germany



// Color Management for Packaging: A Comprehensive Guide for Graphic Designers
Publisher: Rotovision
United Kingdom



// Creativity 36
Publisher: Harper Collins Design
New York


// print
// Pen Magazine
Japan

// Elle Magazine - Hotlist - July 2007
India

// India Today - Home - 2007
India

// Platform - Profiled artist '06 - '07
India

// The Hindu
May 2007
India

// Beauty and the Beast
India Today
April 2008


//television
// NDTV Metro Nation
Feeding Frenzy
2008
India

// CNBC TV-18
Young Turks
2006
India

Out-of-the-box young achiever.
Featured as the first entrepreneur in alternative businesses.

// Signed & Numbered
Documentary on gig posters
Mindzap Productions
United Kingdom


// other
// Un Mundo Postal
digital art postcards of select international artists
Argentina
2008

// Forrester Research
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2007
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