Buffalos in the holy Ganges river
Front page of Indian Monsoon
Table of contents
Report about a desert city
Headlines in Hindi
Skin of elephant
Report about the holy city Pushkar
The aim of this project, I created during the course "Typography" at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, was to create and layout a magazine about water. During my journey through India in summer 2010 I learned a lot about the importance of this recource in a dry country, what inspired me to do research about water in India.
Finally I layoutet the magazine 'Indian Monsoon', experimented with typography, wrote texts and reports and used exclusively pictures I took during my journey. Nitin Taldar, who I got to know in India, supported me by translating the headlines into hindi.
Indian Monsoon starts in one of the driest regions in India, the Thar desert. It reports about the life of villagers, who walk for hours to fetch their water from wells, and about dromedaries, that are perfectly adjusted to this water shortage.
Furthermore, the magazine reports about the little city Pushkar with the holy Pushkar lake and its history. It presents Varanasi, the city at the holy Ganges river, in which believing Hindus wash away their sins every day, even though the water contains toxic substances.
After all the magazine deals with its title, the Indian Monsoon - the best known rainfall on earth. The inhabitants of India depend on the monsoon, although it claims many lives every year.