Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Gramophone, Order! Order!! Order!!!

Gramaphone. An apt title for the memoirs of the famous mappilappattu singer Eranjoli Moosa. The Malayalam movie goers would have had a glimpse of him in a movie strangely titled the same.In  Kamal's 'Gramaphone' he starred as Louie Uncle. I found this book quite interesting and different. He talks at length about his childhood spent at Thalassery, his youth and his life spent as a singer. Did you know that he has visited foreign countries over 200 times just to sing? I found it quite admirable. When you think of the low profile such people keep and the lack of opportunities, this truly is a magnificent achievement. The book is compiled by Thaha madai. The typography of the cover is courtesy ink pen. For background image, yellow to black colour is used.

In designing the cover for Order Order Order by Hon. Minister Prof. K.V. Thomas, I used cartoons done by Sudhir Nath (www.sudheernath.com). With the help of these cartoons I have made the cover look like its a clipping from a newspaper. Somehow in Kerala, politics and newspaper go hand in hand!

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