Reminiscing Masters

Satyajit Ray’s repute as a revolutionary filmmaker who changed the trajectory of Indian cinema forever often shrouds his lesser-known past as an illustrator and graphic designer, although his oeuvre as a graphic artist is itself rich, profound, and diverse as his filmography. He was responsible for reviving monthly children’s magazine, Sandesh, conceptualizing several others like Ekkhon and his nuanced understanding of calligraphy & expressive typography is reflected in the poster for Mahanagar.

On the occasion of his birth centenary, Kolkata Centre for Creativity brings to you Ray- Speak Through Graphic Design by Debasish Deb, a children’s illustrator specializing in cartooning & comics & Debasis Mukhopadhyay, a renowned Satyajit Ray scholar. The event explores the various creative manifestations of the versatile genius like cover designing, illustration & calligraphy.

Date: May 2
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Regarded as one of the greatest Auteurs of 20th-century cinema & being India's only Oscar-winning director, Satyajit Ray started his career as a graphic artist before realising his passion for filmmaking. His skill, as a graphic designer, is manifested in the illustrations of his own short stories and novels - Prof. Shanku, Feluda and Tarini Khuro series.

In an attempt to focus entirely on Ray’s contribution to the subject of Graphic Designing, Kolkata Centre for Creativity presents - Ray: Speak Through Graphic Design (Session II) - an insightful discourse conducted by graphic designer & author of a book on Ray’s graphic works, Debasish Deb & award-winning graphic illustrator-designer, Pinaki De.

Date: July 22
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