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Cover artwork. Insight 19.1, September 2016. The insides talked about the (then) Pokemon Go craze, proposed fee hike (200%), Instant Messaging (I think), conversations on equality and LGBTQ affairs in the campus and Intellectual Property Rights. The format (tabloid) and the paper stock (newsprint-ish, uncoated) were what made me get into the design team and I stayed for the little meetings the team had over tea, people talking in tongues and the endless debates over the correct way to align paragraph text (left-ranged, of course).

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Proposed, for 70 Years of Independent India.

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I love stolen glances at other designers’ workspaces/screenshots. There were plenty from The Church of London in their LWL: Black Swan video. There was one on Flickr with twin monitors; one artboard and the other with panels expanded. Here is mine from a two-day-sprint-to-finish on this 36 pager for QA. Bonus: appropriately christened workspace.

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The way we represent ourselves online has devolved from the quirky, personalised, HTML webpage-homepage of the 90s to the somewhat modular but still strange presence of a MySpace page, to the completely formatted and market-friendly presence of a Facebook page… What we’ve done is [we have] moved from personal, human, open-ended self-expression to completely market and computer-friendly, regimented and conformist expression. And that is because we have turned the net from a venue for self-expression to a way to render ourselves up onto the market.

Douglas Rushkoff, from Stare Into The Lights My Pretties

Also, zverina.com, the quirky, HTML home to an email newsletter I willingly receive and look forward to.