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Celebrate Spring and Earth Day all month long with “Yes to Trees”!

1 Apr Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

 

Support the environment while adding some fresh art to your home by purchasing this poster* I made for “Vote the Environment“- a campaign sponsored by Patagonia, the Creative Action Network and the Canary Project.

It fits into a standard 12″ x 12″ or 16″ x 16″ frame, and can be purchased for as low as 22$.

So, buy a poster,* spread the word, and, think about the planet when you vote to choose your candidate for the Presidency!

* 30% of profits from sales will go towards supporting the project, 30% to HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy, and 40% to me.

Happy Birthday to My Partner in Crime

23 May Aditi Raychoudhury. The Fake Gift Certificate. Photoshop. 2002.

Back in the day when I couldn’t even afford to spend 25$ on a birthday present. So I created a fake one that actually was good for nothing.

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Aditi Raychoudhury. Amoeba Mail Envelope. Photoshop. 2002

Aditi Raychoudhury. Amoeba Mail Envelope. Photoshop. 2002.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Outside). Photoshop. 2002

Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Outside). Photoshop. 2002.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Inside). Photoshop. 2002

Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate Envelope (Inside). Photoshop. 2002.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate (Front). Photoshop. 2002.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Gift Certificate (Front). Photoshop. 2002.

Aditi Raychoudhury. The Fake Gift Certificate. Photoshop. 2002.

Aditi Raychoudhury. The Fake Gift Certificate. Photoshop. 2002.

Black Friday Sale: 30% off Yes on Trees Poster Now Through 12/01

28 Nov Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Get yours (or for a friend) today!

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Huge thank you to Creative Action Network for your Tweet about me!

11 Nov Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

I don’t check my Twitter account regularly. I was so pleased to find that C.A.N. had tweeted about me, along with a few other artists. I got to know about C.A.N. very recently, when I saw their campaign about “Vote the Environment” via a Patagonia newsletter. So, I decided to make the poster “Yes on Trees” (featured above), to participate in their environmental awareness campaign. It is currently their 2nd best selling poster. Check it out!  Thank you, C.A.N! I love what you do to make this world better, and I look forward to participating in other campaigns in the future!

 

 

My poster “Yes on Trees” has moved up to #2 on the best seller list on Patagonia! Let’s make it #1!

3 Nov Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

This poster will be available via the Patagonia website for some more time –  A HUGE thank you to all who purchased it! I am so very grateful to you! I hope you like, or even, LOVE it! By buying this poster, you are contributing towards a cleaner planet – one that our children can be thankful for! Let’s make it happen!

DIY: Easy Peasy Aviva Halloween Costume With Painter’s Tape to the Rescue!!

31 Oct Aditi Raychoudhury. Aviva Costume. 2014.

 

What you will need:

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Scissors or Exacto Knife

Painter’s  Tape  (3/4″ – 1 1/2″ thick)

Glue Stick

Yellow Hoodie or Raincoat (we had an old raincoat)

Kid’s Lunch Bag/Messenger Bag

Creature Power Discs 2 copies each (via the generosity of  Mel and Chris Eigenheer)

Wild Kratts Logo

Kratt Brothers Logo

Leaptop or similar device w a keyboard (optional)

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How to Make the Costume:

Aviva Hoodie: Cut out logo and use painter’s tape to attach it to the hoodie. Cut about 3/4″ strips to go around. Make the stripes on the sleeves using the painter’s tape. Write out Aviva, with strips of painter’s tape. While the logo and name are not part of Aviva’s hoodie, it makes the character a little more recognizable!

Creature Power discs: Cut into circles and stick two together with glue stick, so the same creature shows on both faces. Trim any white edges that show.

Laptop bag: Use painter’s tape to stick the Kratt Brothers’ logo. Cover the entire surface of your bag with painter’s tape. Use exacto knife to trim away excess tape, if your lunch/ messenger bag has rounded corners (like mine)

L(e)aptop/computer: Use painter’s tape to stick the Wild Kratts logo. Cover the entire surface with painter’s tape. Use exacto knife to trim away excess tape, if your l(e)aptop has rounded corners (like mine)

Viola! Your girl is all set to program creature power discs for the Kratt brothers (in well under 3 hours), and let creatures “live free and in the wild!”

 

Owl Pumpkin Carving: Update!

31 Oct Smita Gupta. Owl Pumpkin. 2014

Updating my earlier post on Downloadable Pumpkin Carving / Coloring template with a picture of the finished product!

Smita Gupta. Owl Pumpkin. 2014

Smita Gupta. Owl Pumpkin. 2014

Aditi Raychoudhury. Owl Pumpkin Carving/Coloring Template. 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Owl Pumpkin Carving/Coloring Template. 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Owl Pumpkin Carving Guide. 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Owl Pumpkin Carving Guide. 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Use as guide to carve your pumpkin. Refer to the color image to make carving less confusing. Orange stays. Yellow areas get cut-out. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. Enjoy!

“Yes on Trees” Poster for Patagonia’s Vote the Environment Campaign

29 Sep Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.
Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Aditi Raychoudhury. Yes on Trees (for Vote the Environment Campaign for Patagonia). 2014. Adobe Illustrator.

Last week (Sept. 21, 2014 – Sept., 27, 2014) was a big one for addressing Climate Change –

Sept., 21, 2014: Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to draw attention to the greatest threat facing life on earth. It was the biggest climate march in history.

Sept., 23, 2014: Hundreds of leaders and activists participated in the UN Climate Summit at New York to address climate change.

Sept., 25, 2014: President Obama created the largest marine reserve on the planet.

Sept., 22, 2014: Amidst all these encouraging signs of bringing attention to Climate Change, I submitted a design for Patagonia’s Vote the Environment campaign that is being run in conjunction with:
Creative Action Network (a great organization that uses art to highlight and raise funds to support social and environmental justice issues) and
The Canary Project (which, uses art and media to deepen public understanding of the impacts of climate change)

It is available for sale through the C.A.N. website By buying my poster, you will be supporting a great cause.

Simply put, the “Vote the Environment” campaign encourages voting as an empowering action that we can all take to secure the health of our planet and future generations by supporting “candidates who will push hard for clean, renewable energy, restore clean water and air” and “act on behalf of the future and the planet.”

I feel honored to be part of a brand that has always been close to my heart and at the forefront of corporate and environmental responsibility. Patagonia has been making sustainably sourced products that will actually last through years of whatever you put them through. Believe me! My Patagonia fleece (made out of post consumer recycled plastic soda bottles) is still going strong after more than ten years of constant use.

30% of profits from sales will go towards supporting the project, 30% to HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy, and 40% to the artist.

So, buy a poster, spread the word, and, on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, take the planet into the voting booth!

#Flashback Friday #Creative

20 Jun Aditi Raychoudhury, Aniruddh Mukerji. Indian Arch Magazine Cover. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. 1994. Paper, Photocopy machine, Glue Stick, Ink.
Aditi Raychoudhury, Aniruddh Mukerji. Indian Arch Magazine Cover.  School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. 1994. Paper, Photocopy machine, Glue Stick, Ink.

Aditi Raychoudhury, Aniruddh Mukerji. Indian Arch Magazine Cover. School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. 1994. Paper, Photocopy machine, Glue Stick, Ink.

This is one of the many collaborations my husband and I did in the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India. I thought of this today – as I have a REALLY ANCIENT printer that can’t scan or print anything larger than A4- so I went old school today, while working on this long panoramic (9″x72″ or longer), scanning smaller components, resizing and compositing them in Adobe Illustrator CS5, then printing out the result in small parts,  cutting and pasting them, and redrawing them again. It reminded me of the pre-computer days in college – when used the photocopying machine and glue stick to cutting and paste images in layers and adding hand drawn floor plans and such to create covers and content for magazines.

 

Protected: People in the Park

8 May I love you, Fair City. Aditi Raychoudhury. 2/2014. iPad drawing using Paper by 53.

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