Looking For Special Gift Ideas For Your BFF's Birthday? Call These Young City Artists For Something Unique

Shayanki posted on 10 October

Ten-Second Takeaway

Next time you want to give someone a truly unique and personal gift, call these artists. They will create customised stuff with their amazing art work – from simple greeting cards or bookmarks to a fave movie illustration on t-shirts, or even  or even funky wall art to do up rooms.

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.

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.

Anwesh Das

This artist takes inspiration from life. He believes that life is a journey and art is a means of expressing that journey. His works include graphic illustrations, t-shirt designs, logos and book cover illustrations. He charges INR 200 for his poster designs and INR 150 for cards. If you have ever wanted to find someone to read your thoughts and put it on a poster or canvas, he is the person you need to go to.

Steve Ghosh

Ghosh is known to use his acrylic paint on walls and designs and everything else. You must have seen Missing Girls graffiti around Kolkata – he is a part of that series. Ghosh believes that art resides in every person. His art adds colour to everything – from walls to phone covers to everyday stuff.

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.