Kahani Designworks and Ek Type win Black Elephant at Kyoorius Design Awards

03 Oct,2016

By A Correspondent


Two Black Elephants and 22 Blue Elephants were awarded for outstanding work in design and visual communication at the Kyoorius Design Awards on Saturday in Jaipur. Mumbai-based Kahani Designworks and Ek Type were the Black Elephant winners for their campaigns for The State of Architecture and Baloo respectively. Kyoorius also awarded some of the future creative stars with the Kyoorius Young Blood Awards encourages young Indian talent in the visual communication space.


Black Elephants are reserved for the work that is the best amongst the best, work that involves high risk and high dedication and that has a long time impact on the industry. Kyoorius received a total of 468 entries this year for the Kyoorius Design Awards out of which 43 were the In-Book winners.


The Kyoorius Young Blood Awards received a total of 353 entries with 14 Red Elephants being rewarded and 27 In-Book winners.


The awards were a culmination of the three-day event on creativity and design that sparked fresh and new ideas among the attendees.  The final day of Kyoorius Designyatra 2016 had an incredible speaker line-up that included Jon Marshall, Co-Founder & Creative Director, MAP, Singgih Kartono, Founder & Designer, Magno Design, Alex Daly, Founder, Vann Alexandra, Ronald van Schaik, Founder, Kaliber Interactive, Ayappa KM, Co-Founder, Early Man Film, Tap Kruavanichkit, Creative Director, Farmgroup, Ruchita Madhok, Principal, Kahani Designworks, Sameer Kulavoor, Founder, Bombay Duck Design and Sarang Kulkarni, Founder WhiteCrow. The speaker sessions ended with an interactive discussion with the legendary Michael Wolff, Founder, Michael Wolff & Co.


Said Rajesh Kejriwal, Founder CEO of Kyoorius: “This year at Kyoorius Designyatra we aimed to bring together a group of divergent thinkers to encourage interactions and creativity. We hope people will go back inspired and with a new passion and vigour towards why they are a part of this ever-growing industry”.


Speaking about the awards he added, “The Kyoorius Design Awards have fast become something of an aspiration for a lot of people within the industry and we see first-hand proof in the kind of entries we have received. The young talent within the industry has also become more innovative in terms of their campaigns, creativity and innovation and some of the ideas surpass even our expectations.”

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