Svabhu Kohli@svabhukohli

Visual Artist
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http://be.net/svabhukohli

For he who roams, finding forests to call his home.


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Capturing the essence of BIRDS by @sidvashi I / III


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Tales of India - Full of humour, magic and derring-do, journey through the whimsical land of middle aged India through this compilation of fantastical stories written by 19th century storytellers.🌌
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A big shout out to the wonderful team at @chroniclebooks and Lizzie Vaughan for giving us this wonderful opportunity to illustrate and represent such interesting stories from our land. Artworks created in collaboration with @viplov.singh
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You can pick up your copy from Amazon, shipping worldwide!📑📦 .
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#talesofindia#chroniclebooks


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'Lifes Secret' - Chapter illustrations created for a very exciting book project coming up with a fantastic team from @chroniclebooks , co-illustrated with @viplov.singh 📚
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'Tales of India' is a collection of 16 traditional folktales transcribed by 19th century writers - Get ready for magical folklore, epic quests and inspiring heroines and heroes. Folktales from Bengal, Punjab & Tamil Nadu🌌
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#talesofindia#folktales#indianstories##chroniclebooks


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Marking the 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement today, Google Doodle India invited us to create a tribute honouring the tireless efforts of the women and men who stood up against all odds protecting their forests and livelyhoods.
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The importance of this peaceful protest which involved embracing and hugging of trees, protecting them from loggers led to landmark judgements back in the 1970's - 80's. This people movement spread across villages and reserved these forest lands from being sold to industries
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Cut to to 2018 and our natural resources are facing similar or graver threats of being wiped out for development at a haphazard scale. With climate change at our doorstep, we have a lot to learn from our people and their peaceful ways of standing up for our future generations, we must too
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A big shout out to our art director @designmeans for his patience through this intensive process as we churned out multiple drafts. .
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Created with @viplov.singh
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#chipkomovement#googledoodle


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In 1970's India, much like today, large sections of forest land were denied access from villagers and provided to multiple industries for the production of goods and other infrastructural developments.
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Angered by the continuous deforestation and it's impact on the life in their villages; The women, who form the backbone of this movement, walked into dense forests and kept an all night vigil, protecting the trees by linking hands, physically preventing the loggers from touching or reaching them.
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The success of this protest sparked a massive non violent movement bringing together multiple Himalayan villages, who began fighting for their forests by embracing trees and hugging them, bringing life to the Chipko Movement. .
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Our Google doodle pays tribute to these very people whom we have much to learn from today. India stands in a very similar position even after all these years, with acres of forests, plateaus and rivers being sold for development. These resources are the links to life on Earth, and without understanding them, we don't survive.
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Created with @viplov.singh
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#chipkomovement#googledoodle


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'The power of protest is an invaluable and powerful agent of social change.' Concept sketches for today's @Google Doodle marking the 45th anniversary of a movement that couldn't be more relevant to us than before.
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The Chipko Aandolan / The Chipko Movement
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Created with @viplov.singh
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#chipkomovement#googledoodle


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#throwback to illustrating and designing our first film poster with @viplov.singh for the international release of 'An Insignificant Man' - A film by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. India's largest crowdfunded documentary made waves at the Indian box office and recieved critical acclaim at 30 film festivals worldwide.
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A non-fiction drama chronicling the most outrageous political debut in the largest democracy in the world. "An Insignificant Man" follows Arvind Kejriwal and his insurgent party as they look to shake up Indian politics while struggling to keep their own idealism alive.
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You can now stream the film for free on YouTube.
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#aimthefilm#aninsignificantman


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Inside illustrations for Cathay Dragon's in flight magazine, Silkroad; 10 insights to travel green in Asia
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1. Stay in a sustainable farmstay 🚜🍃
2. Carry your own containers 🏺
3. Buy carbon offsets 🌳🌳🌳
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Artwork cocreated with @viplov.singh


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We recently had the pleasure to illustrate Hong Kong based airlines, Cathay Dragon's cover story for their in-flight magazine - Silkroad. 10 green ways to travel around Asia, learn ways to drop your carbon footprint and give back to communities as you plan your next adventure. Hope some of you can catch it in print!🌺
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Cocreated with @viplov.singh .


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Snippets from a larger artwork created for @chymesmusic a long time ago for their album 'Bloom'🌺 .


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See you when the planetary shifts weave our paths again. We''ll take our Gypsy and drive into the horizon through ancient hill ranges and fog dipped nights. Thank you for bringing back all the memories from a different lifetime, Dad.


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