36 Days of Type is an art movement pioneered by Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea, of Barcelona, who decided to design something new every day and promote on social media for 36 days. Their friend, Victor Bregante, inspired them to spread the fire and open the personal challenge up to the much larger community of designers, illustrators, type lovers and creatives from around the globe. This fifth iteration of #36daysoftype was held between 3rd April and 8th May. During the period, we discovered and fell in love with the work of Indian graphic artist, Sandhya Prabhat. Sandhya’s inspired #36daysoftype is celebrating the amazing women in the world of Literature.
Sandhya’s Journey in Art
Sandhya is professionally a digital artist who enjoys traditional art media in her private time.
Unlike her peers, Sandhya found ample familial support to pursue her passion. She found great advice and mentorship in the world of art, researched, took risks, and through some trial and error chalked out a nook for her in the competitive space of graphic art.
Sandhya believes that the time is right for artists in India.
India has a thriving community of young artists that is growing everyday. I’ve met more female professionals in the art field, than any other field, and am grateful for my inspiring peers and masters.”
She emphasizes that technology has democratized the field, providing easy access to great artists through their social media pages.
I actively discuss and share thoughts on e-platforms with several artists. I also have had the privilege of meeting many of them in person, although most of my collaborators do not require my physical presence.”
Sandhya isn’t one tempted by career milestones or unbound ambition. Her ideal life is one in which her art and she can co-exist is peaceful harmony. She dreams of a future of,
…lazy retirement, preferably with unending fuel, food, finances and free time; people I like could be in proximity, but all with their own rooms to inhabit, so I don’t have to share my space; a herb garden for fresh pasta topping, and a couple of llamas for amusing company”
She’s kidding, she adds – but I could get used to that picture for my own life.
#36daysoftype: Women in Literature
..[the project] has helped me start discussions with Instagram followers from all over the world about literature, women and art.”
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