#GirlPower: 5 City Artists To Hit Up For Quirky Wall Art, Cards, Posters & More

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Looking for special gift ideas for bae’s birthday? Pick up something from these young city artists.

Alisha Islam

Do you collect postcards? Are you a nature-lover? Looking for pretty gift tags for those gifts? Pick up all these and more from Alisha Dutt Islam — a young city artist who makes the most detailed and gorgeous postcards, gift cards and wall art. Depicting everything botanical – trees, plants and flowers – if you’re looking for an escape from the concrete jungle, pick up one of theses beauties.

You can pick up her work at 8th Day Café and Bakery {starting at INR 50} and at Sienna Store. You can also buy directly from her after picking the designs off the Instagram page. She’ll home deliver them to you in under a week. More info here.

Read more about her here.

Shreya Dalmia

Nothing cheers up a rubbish day like some jolly stationery. Shreya Dalmia {editor of Curry Magazine} is a city-based artist/editor/writer/designer who makes the coolest cards and notebooks. There’s something for every frame of mind you are in — from the ironically political {think spoofing Donald Trump or the cow politics in India} to feminist and fun {we absolutely love the Fries Before Guys and Yass Queen ones} or just quirky patterns. As the site says, “These babies are perfect for to do lists, rants, notes. Gift them to a friend, or pamper yourself this weekend. Go on, you deserve it!”

Read more about her here.

Reya Ahmed

She says that she cannot even recall the time when art became an integral part of her life. Her inspiration comes mostly from music and old noiresque films from the black-and-white era. Her works include customised bookmarks, portrait illustrations and play posters. Her bookmarks are famous – you can pick up a set of five for INR 100. She does splendid work on cover designs too. So if you have a book on your mind, call her up. More about her here.

Shreya RoyChowdhury

From pen and paper to digital art, Shreya is fond of everything art. She gets her inspiration from everything around her, things that she observes. She likes to put a quirky and funky animated edge to her artwork. And she totally loves comic strips of The New Yorker. Her work mainly involves phone covers, greeting cards and illustrated paintings. The next time you think of something quirky and animated, contact her. She charges INR 150 for cards and INR 500 for phone covers. She also does cards and posters and illustrations based on festivals and occasions.

You can contact her on her Instagram here.

Rupsa Nath

She caters to customers who are looking for a handmade, personalised touch in the items they buy. Whether it is notebooks, polymer clay jewellery, cards or fridge magnets, she customises every item, designs and paints them according to the desires and preferences of her clients. All her cards are built from scratch with a design that is unique and customised using a picture or personal hand-lettered message {INR 250 to 500}.

For notebooks, she uses paper that is acid and lignin-free, prepared from cotton pulp, jute and bamboo {INR 900 to 1,500}. Each jewellery piece she makes is unique since she never repeats a design. And the pieces she sculpts are prepared by hand, without assistance of any moulds {INR 500 to INR 1,500}. You can find her creations at Design and Sketch.