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Kapil Batus’s Cover As Art For Rolling Stone India

The graphic designer puts his favorite genre on the cover

Rolling Stone India Mar 25, 2013
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Cover art designed by Kapil Batus

Cover art designed by Kapil Batus

 

Kapil

Kapil Batus

Kapil Batus

A self-taught graphic designer from Mumbai, Kapil is a hardcore Manchester United fan. He worked in Dubai for five years designing magazines like Open Skies and Portfolio for Emirates Airlines. He is currently the design and fashion director of ROLLING STONE India and Man’s World magazines. Music is his second life and Armin van Buuren his favourite artist. Tommorrowland festival is next on his agenda.

 

The Idea

The EDM scene in India is peaking, led by the likes of Midival Punditz and DJs such as Nikhil Chinapa, who have paved the way for a genera­tion of young artists such as Dualist Inquiry. With electronica superstars including David Guetta, Tiesto, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia making an Indian stopover, it’s evident that India is top priority on their touring calendar. Our country has also been the biggest source of musical inspira­tion for several musicians across the world ”“ be it EDM heavyweights like Chase & Status, who have sampled Hindi film music from the soundtrack of Devdas for their “Eastern Jam” or M.I.A, who has sampled everything from bhangra beats to South Indian film music in her hits.

 

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