Book design for Bina Nanavati's anthology of writing and art.

Bina Nanavati is a poet, painter, diarist, lyricist and artist. She wished to share her life's journey through an anthology of her work which comprises poems, travel diaries, songs, sketches and rangolis.

The anthology paralleled the artist's multiplicity by doing away with a singular title. The first poem begins on the cover itself, with the word inscribed on it, Gujarati for 'I'.

Embracing a no-design design philosophy, the book pairs the artist's textual and visual creations so that both showcase each other. An exposed spine gives the book a handmade feel. All the travel stories are handwritten, suggesting a personal notebook.