Published by Bombay Duck Designs

BLUED is an illustrated documentation of the use of Taad-Patri, as we call it colloquially in India. The blues of a tarpaulin is a common sight in urban metros. Blue Tarp is comparatively inexpensive and typically used as a creative jugaad solution due to the strength and convenience of the material. It is commonly seen at the street-side makeshift shops as a base to display their wares and keep them safe from the dirt on the roads. It is also used for waterproofing and windproofing and thus can be seen covering the houses of the poor and the rich. During monsoon, the city often seems like a sea of cobalt blue due to the excessive use of Tarps. Additionally, it makes for excellent sun-proofing, dust-proofing, pigeon-shit proofing, packaging, and temporary refugee camps.

BLUED book contains 24 illustrations screenprinted in 2-colours (black + blue).

46cms X 32cms open size. 26 pages excluding Jacket + one Centre Foldout (64cms X 32cms).

Limited Edition of 250 copies, each personally signed and numbered. ISBN 978-93-5174-197-8

Book design: Julia Vogel

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