Sunday, May 31, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Author: Judith Liberman
Designed and Illustrated by Mukund Iyer
Finally its out my first Illustrated book written by my dear sister Judith. The book is called " Masal Terapi" ( story therapy) and it has stories collected from middle east and some from other parts of the world.
Each story is followed by some insights, some questions that you can try and answer by yourself in your personal journal, some practice that you start following and some quotes related to the story. She has defined this book as a wise teacher you go to when you have a question.
As i started my process of making illustrations for the stories, i realised that its not just some sketch that i am making but its more about what kind of visual story do i want the reader to see. It gave me a wider understanding of what illustrations are capable of and how it can change the entire experience of the story.
This entire book was made on gift culture and i thank Judith for giving me this amazing experience.
Originally written in english eventually was translated in turkish. Published in turkey by Dogan Novus publishing house, Istanbul. She is looking for a publishing house to print it in english.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Its called " Turkish coffee"
It represents thousands of eyes that have been observing the passage of culture and civilizations over the years. Turkish coffee is placed within a crescent moon that holds the story of istanbuls past, present and future. Lost in the coffee stain is the unheard voices of the spirits that walked and will walk over her.
Which parts of İstanbul is your favourites?
I love Isteklal street for it represents the melting pot and the order in chaos of the city in a smaller scale.
Where in İstanbul do you feel good and feel like you belong there and why?
The humid sea makes me feel at home, walking along the sea eating misir (corn) satisfies all my senses. And the other place i love is being with mother's of my friends who take such good care as the land is described " Anadolu "
What do you see when you look at İstanbul? Where do you see the city from?
When i see the city from a foreign artist point of view I see stories of creative revolution.
How would you describe İstanbul and how and with whom do you experience the city?
I travel istanbul with the curiosity of a child, to me it represents the quote
" The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change.” – Heraclitus
What are the things you like and don’t like about İstanbul?
I love cig Kofte and i don't like streets where i don't get cig kofte practically nowhere
Thank you so much Seda Meşeli Allard and ilknur editor of trendsetter magazine
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The mayan whale is one of my latest experiments with water colour and ink. She has taken four months to take shape. Conceived on a plesent evening in izmir with friends. With the colours playing in I can feel my language of sketching under sudden transition.