Linking road connects the suburbs of Bandra and Juhu and was built circa 1940s. A mecca for shopping, the street is an intriguing dichotomy where high and low fashion casually coexists. Layered on top of this shopping culture are restaurants, clubs, cafes and pubs amongst small, hidden warehouses and residences. Located in the queen of suburbs, this place is a crowded hangout spot regardless of the day and time. It’s a visual overload of different signboards, in various shapes, colours and forms - all striving for your attention.Centred around the current Adidas store, we imagine the area to have gone through many layers of gentrification but still maintained it’s buzz. Something about this place will always feel unfinished because it’ll forever accommodate new waves of change.
The four-week long project involved extensive research. The process began with creating a wireframe for all the buildings in the vicinity and extended it to iconic cities in Bandra. Gymkhana, Joggers’ Park and the many design grills that you notice within Bandra’s community Whilst working in the wireframe, we used the Adidas colours - black, blue and white initially. We wanted to play with light, signage, street lamps, and shop windows as well. the final artwork sued three different colour in varying shades to give the illustration a more futuristic feel.
We married the idea of the Creator’s Project within the illustration. Each building was created and illustrated as an individual unity. The city could be broken up and remade into units - originality is never finished. The illustration matches the city into the brand and captures the scene of a futuristic Bombay. We wanted to provide Adidas with something that has longevity as they plan to do multiple events. The front of the poster could be the illustration, and the back would contain event details.