People: Ashwini Deshpande represents India at the 3rd Emirates International Poster Festival

PUNE, INDIA — Ashwini Deshpande, Co-Founder & Director, Elephant Design, was one among the select designers globally, to create a poster for the Emirates International Poster Festival on the theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, in celebration of human brilliance and achievement.

Emirates International Poster Festival (EIPF) is a unique creative platform in the MENA region developed by the Cultural and Scientific Association (NADWA) to showcase and celebrate contemporary poster design from around the world and to expand creative expression and to promote graphic design practice and creative thinking in the MENA region.

Ashwini Deshpande, Co-Founder & Director, Elephant Design

Commenting on her participation through The Design Alliance Asia, Deshpande said, “As we have lived through ‘virtual’ relationships, transactions and even art, I wanted to express the magic that can only happen in the real world. Discovering how ‘Yellow’ of hope and ‘Blue’ of vastness merges to become the green of prosperity can only be experienced as watercolors connect on paper. My interpretation of the theme was an abstract version of Buddha which is pure serendipity as I believe in the ‘middle path’ as described by Gautam Buddha.”.

In its 3rd Edition and as part of the Dubai Design Week, EIPF invited 192 designers from 52 countries to reflect on the theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.

With 32 years of unparalleled experience, Elephant is a top-ranked design-led strategic consultancy that collaborates with organizations to develop meaningful and sustainable brands.

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