Bombay Duck Designs (BDD) is an independent studio
founded by Indian illustrator & visual artist, Sameer Kulavoor.
Kulavoor’s area of work lies at the intersection of graphic
design, contemporary illustration and art. He has been
creating a personal body of work, and self-publishing art
books and zines that take a look at characteristic mannerisms
& archetypal facets of urban surroundings, design and culture.
Sidewalks & Coffeeshops (2009), Zeroxwallah Zine
(2011), The Ghoda Cycle Project (2012), Blued (2013) &
Oh Flip (flipbooks, 2013) were born out of a keen interest in
BDD’s image-making approach coupled with a wide arsenal
of tools, methods and mediums have worked well for music &
cultural projects, publications, exhibits, motion graphics,
animation, advertising and editorials. It is the earliest
'specialized' independent studio of its kind in India.
Kulavoor is known for his music related art and design
projects having directed and designed animated music videos
for ‘Disconnected’ and ‘Lovedrug Climbdown’ (from Pentagrams
album Up-2004 and Bloodywood- 2011), album art for Zero and
Something Relevant, cover Art for Rolling Stone, design for NH7
Weekender festival (2011, 2012, 2013) and a number of motion
graphic pieces for MTV India. Besides music projects, he has
illustrated for BBC, Royal Enfield, Nike, Pepsi, Britannia, Chivas
Regal, Honda, KFC, Skoda, NewYork MOSEX, Condenast, Lufthansa,
Virgin Atlantic to name a few. His work has been recognized by
Luhrzers Archive 200best illustrators worldwide, D&AD, The One
Show, Communication Arts, The Art Directors club, IDN, It’s Nice
That, Kyoorius design magazine, Computer Arts Projects
He is the co-founder and co-curator of 100%ZINE.
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