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Tokyo Type Director's Club Annual 2015

Two projects, Sangam and Typecraft have both been included in the Annual.


Typographic Universe by Steve Heller and Gail Anderson 2014 [Thames & Hudon]
The Accidental Godman has been included in the book.

Typographic Universe Steven Heller



















India Contemporary Design by Divia Patel [Victoria & Albert Museum, London] 2014
Three projects, ElaSangam and Typecraft have all been included in the book.
 V&A Victoria and Albert Museum London
New Graphic Design: The 100 Best Contemporary Graphic Designers by Charlotte and Peter Fiell [Goodman Books], 2013
 the 100 top contemporary graphic designers
One by One by Hesign (Berlin, Beijing)
One by One (Woek Published)

Design Elements, 2nd Edition: Understanding the rules and knowing when to break them - Updated and Expanded 

by Timothy Samara [Rockport] 2013, Page 189


Design Elements, 2nd Edition: Understanding the rules and knowing when to break them

Asia-Pacific Design (No. 8 and No. 10) 2012 and 2014

award winning design

Stop Think Go Do by Steve Heller and Mirko Ilic [Rockport] 2013 


15 of our projects included in Asian Graphics Now! Julius Weidemann [Taschen], 2010
"A visual exploration of graphic design from Mumbai to Tokyo Asia is home to roughly 60% of the world’s population—around 4 billion people in over 50 countries—yet the continent covers less than 9% of the world’s surface. With China and India leading in growth and Japan being the most technological place on the planet, Asian graphic design has a lot to contribute to creativity around the world. The aesthetics that have developed in the region, blending tradition and a forward-looking approach to contemporary culture, cannot be seen anywhere else. In contrast to major players Japan and China, countries like Korea, Singapore, India, and Thailand also offer a very individual take on the use of graphics, typography, and many other in many related areas. Featuring the best and the most recent advertising campaigns, posters, brand-design projects, corporate identity, package design, and editorial design, Asian Graphics Now! is an inspirational and important book for any creative student or professional." (
Ishan Khosla Awards Leading Graphic Design
Awards & Honors
Tokyo Type Director's Club Annual 2015
Two projects, Sangam and Typecraft have both been included in the Annual.
NYPD Roadblock Bench, selected by the Godrej Design Lab 2015
Two projects of ours, Oz Fest and Typecraft have both been nominated as Finalists at the 2013 Kyoorius Design Awards in the Design for Identity and Design-Craft: Typography categories:
 award winning design india

Some more of our logos have been selected by Rockport Publishers to be printed in their book Shapes and Symbolsthe 3rd book in the new Master Library Series Some of the marks they have selected are options we had done for Dignity Foundation,the Institute for Inner Studies and Mela.

Three of our logos got featured in Logo Lounge 8 in 2013. Logo lounge showcases the most creative and innovative logo designs in the world.

Four of our Logo Designs have been featured in the prestigious Logo Lounge 6 in 2011. Logo lounge showcases the most creative and innovative logo designs in the world.


Graphis New Talent Design Award 2006, for the book cover of Fairs.

Output Foundation Design Award 2006, for the book cover The Corporation.
Work featured in the Graphis 2006 Annual Award
 Ishan Khosla is a finalist of British Council's Young Creative Entrepreneur Award (Communications) 2010

In May 2011, Ishan Khosla was invited to the Netherlands by Dutch DFA be part of "What Design Can Do" conference as well as to forge partnerships and collaborations with Dutch designers. 


Ishan Khosla Design is part of a delegation of 8 Indian design firms to be invited by the Dutch Government, the BNO and Dutch DFA to visit the Netherlands in October for one-week to foster collaboration and greater understanding between the Indian and Dutch design community.



Ten Sages featured in the prestigious Logo Lounge 7 in 2012. Logo lounge showcases the most creative and innovative logo designs in the world.

International Photo Awards, placed 2nd and 3rd in and 2004 respectively; 
and honorable mention in 2005. 


Talkes & Lectures (Updated on Linkedin)

Between Future and Tradition: Creating a New Design Idiom, 2014
Maison Des Sciences De L'Homme, Paris

Next, A Conference on Design Thinking, 2014
Organized by Click Labs and eDC at IIT Delhi

Japan Foundation, New Delhi, 2013
Japan and its Unique Culture of Design

Gyeongju Ceramics Biennale (South Korea) 2013 
Creating a New Design Idiom based on Village India

Invitation by the Japan Foundation to participate in the Asian Curator's Program (Tokyo, Japan)  2013

Using Food as a Medium to Understand Japanese Culture (Tokyo, Japan)  2013

Semi-Permanent (Wellington, New Zealand) 2012
Panel Discussion with Jessica Walsh and Astrid Stravo
Value of Design from Different Cultures: panel discussion

Power House Hypothetical, Sydney
Through Indian Eyes: A hypothetical about craft, design, heritage and globalisation 2012

There has been much focus on saving traditional creative art forms and technologies in countries like India, where urbanisation has a dramatic impact on traditional lifestyles. But what if we reverse the situation? Do we in Australia have skills outmoded by modern technology that could be channelled into creative expression? Panellists include Diego Bonetto (visual artist and member of Big Fag Press collective), Jane Burns (former Director of Craft Australia), Sally Campbell (Indian textiles designer, businesswoman), Lindy Joubert (Foundation director, UNESCO Observatory), Ishan Khosla (Designer, founder of Ishan Khosla Design, New Delhi, India), Pawan Luthra (CEO Indian Link Media Group) and Christina Sumner (Principal curator, Powerhouse Museum).

COFA, University of New South Wales, Sydney 


RMIT, Design Hub, Melbourne
FORUM: The Place of Design: An Australian-Indian dialogue about encounters between tradition and innovation
October 2012

This forum concerns design practices which draw on traditional knowledge, including indigenous cultures and folk craft traditions.Speakers consider how they engage with these cultural materials, whether through formal legal channels or personal relationships. What does this material give to the design, beyond visual input? How do Australia and India compare in they they deal with indigenous designs? Presented by the Australia India Design Platform in partnership with DESIS and the Design Research Institute.


Northern Michigan University, USA
Skype Lecture from India by Ishan Khosla
A two hour Skype lecture about the philosophy and practice of Ishan Khosla Design in the context of creating an Indian Design Language as well as the balance of commercial and cultural projects. Present were students from 4th year Graphic Design and Art History.


Influencer Conference, Mumbai
Is there such a thing as an Indian Design Langauage?
The panel discussion in which Ishan was involved argued both sides — that design is a universal language but also as Ishan put it, the application of design is what makes it belong to a certain culture. He cited the example of Reza Abedini and Japanese and Dutch design which are unique to their culture.



Design X Design Expose
Alliance Francaise, New Delhi


Typo Day 2012, IDC Mumbai on Typecraft: Creating an Indian Typographic Identity


Typecraft: Creating an Indian Design Language, October 2012

Ishan Khosla, Principal and Founder of Ishan Khosla Design based in New Delhi, India. Khosla has a MFA in Design from School of Visual Arts, New York; is a Finalist in the British Council's Young Creative Entrepreneur Award and a Getty Images Contributor. As one of India's leading graphic designers, Khosla has established an innovative practice working with India's amazing traditional artisans and folk artists. Khosla will talk about his work and the ethical issues he has had to deal with as an Indian designer. Khosla is visiting as guest of the Sangam, the Australia India Design Platform. He will participate in Through Indian Eyes: A Hypothetical about Craft, Design, Heritage and Globalisation at the Powerhouse Museum, Thursday 1st November, 6pm.



Fracture: an exhibition on contemporary Indian textiles
Devi Art Foundation. 2015
Ishan Khosla's artwork, Pardesi: the turban untied, was part of the contemporary Indian textile exhibition called Fracture at Devi Art Foundation. This involved over a year of conceptualizing, research, field-trips to understanding the medium of textiles, selecting a medium (block printing) in which to realize the project. 

United Art Fair, New Delhi. 2013

Edge Condition, group show. London. 2013

The Kona Design Pop-up,  group show. New Delhi. 2013

National Institute of Design. 2012
Work acquired by the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney for their collection (2011)

20 Under 35, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi (Dec 2010–Jan 2011) Ishan Khosla Design was recently a part of an exhibition called 20 Under 35, organized by Design X Design and held at Alliance Française de Delhi. This exhibition showcased the work of Delhi based designers to facilitate a reading of the emerging trends across various design based creative industries in the city. Our installation was based on the kavad or traditional shrine which opens like a book. The exhibition was meant to be an open-book of our studio, our interests, concerns, projects and future vision. 


Some of the topics we discussed in the installation were – the issue of the dying crafts of India and how cheap Chinese goods were flooding our markets and the ubiquity of "Fake Graphics" and how other graphic designers are helping companies produce replicated products which are geared to fool the consumer. We also showcased some of our projects where we worked with crafts people to create an "Indian Graphic Language" which merges craft and graphics. 


For more on the exhibition, please visit 20 under 35


Storefront for Architecture, New York. 2004

Various Solo Exhibitions at NCPA Mumbai, IIC and India Habitat Centre, Delhi. 2000–2004