Learn more about Pavithra Dikshit; typographer, designer and mentor at the IndieFolio and Taxi Fabric workshop
A little bit about herself
I’m a typographer, designer and artist presently working at Landor Mumbai. I’m 1/3rd of Postcard People which is an avenue to revive sending out postcards. I’m 1/8th of Kadak which is a collective of South Asian women who work with graphic storytelling of different kinds.
Explorations in the cross-sections of life and design, within the Indian context, outline a major part of my practice as a designer.
I’ve always wanted to be a designer since school so I’ve had a very focussed approach to what the end goal is to be. But the path has taken very unique turns from starting my career in digital and then moving to print. I like working with people who have different strengths and on briefs I haven’t done before as a way to challenge myself.
My personally authored projects like ‘To Whomsoever This May Concern’, ‘The 100 Day Project’, ‘Discipline’ are usually extensions of who I am in different ways. I’m presently working towards a series of visual essays under the title ‘Sh ft ng’ to be exhibited at Gender Bender, Bangalore in September as a part of Kadak.
Her Taxi Fabric Taxi
I was ending my 100 day project when I was going to begin my Taxi. As an amateur and avid gardener I really wanted to reflect on the loss of flora and fauna in our city. So my taxi was designed to be an utopia of Mumbai, The Urban Garden. It was a really exciting medium with miles of learning. You can learn more about the Taxi here.
What she’s looking forward to at the workshop
Interacting with the students and collaborating with them to make a taxi. The outcome is not as important as the exercise in learning skills, thinking, working together and having fun while doing everything.
What designers need to keep in mind while creating a Taxi Fabric Taxi
Make it a piece that you can always keep with you. And make it an experience for the person who travels with you.
Her favorite Taxi Fabric Taxi.
Khushi’s Ambulance by Poorva Shingre would be definitely one of my favourites.
I think Poorva took the brief and aced it. If I was in that Taxi ever, I’d have the largest smile on my face. I’ve always felt we need to make hospitals and healthcare more friendly and this is just perfect