Water - an artist

'Taxis in India, particularly in Mumbai, are not only the most convenient form of transport but also are iconic to the city’s culture. Taxi Fabric is an initiative that brings artists and the Taxis/ Rickshaws of Mumbai together through the medium of their fabric. It turns taxi seat covers into canvases, thus creating a great outlet for our designers to channel their talent and enhance the everyday travel experience of thousands of locals.' 

Taxi Fabric hosted a workshop around the theme of ‘Water - the Elixir of Life’. It was one of the forecasted trends at #ColourNext17 by Asian Paints. 32 Designers were selected from around India for the workshop. We worked together to create a collaborative design over 2 days in teams of 8. I had the opportunity to work with 7 other designers/artists under the guidance of Khyati Trehan a Graphic Designer from New Delhi.

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Our taxi fabric was titled ‘Water, An Artist’ or ‘Paani, Ek Chitrakaar’. It beckoned the passenger to think of water as an artist that has sculpted and painted the planet with its flow and force.

Each designer created one or two artworks on the concept of how water has shaped the planet by flowing, freezing, weathering landscape, eroding rocks, refracting light and sometimes even reflecting images. The visuals asked the viewer to step back and appreciate how much of the planet's beauty we owe to this single element.


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All photographs by Taxi Fabric. Read the complete story here.