15 August 2022 20:53



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The One Club for Creativity announced a pair talented creatives from India who will serve on the global jury for the Young Guns 20, celebrating creative professionals age 30 or younger.

Young Guns is the industry’s only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today’s vanguard of young creatives. The program is open to creatives age 30 and under who have been working for at least two years, full-time or freelance, and regularly attracts entries from upwards of 45 countries.

Representing India on the global Young Guns 20 jury, many of whom are past YG winners, are Priyanka Shah, founder, creative director, Studio Lalala in Mumbai, and Khyati Trehan, graphic designer and 3D visual artist based in New Delhi. Trehan is a Young Guns 19 winner.

The complete list of Young Guns 20 judges can be viewed HERE.

The online entry system is open, with the reduced-fee early deadline of June 30, 2022, regular deadline July 14, 2022 and final deadline July 28, 2022. Winners will be announced in the fall.

Eligible entrants can submit a combination of professional and personal work in graphic design; advertising art direction and copywriting; architectural, environmental and interior design; industrial and product design; digital (UX/UI, experiential design, interactive, web design, apps, game development): film and animation (motion design, television, video); fashion; typography and lettering; illustration and photography.

All Young Guns winners receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class, and have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website. Winners also receive a complimentary one-year One Club for Creativity membership, permanent membership in the Young Guns network, a chance to be featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.

Program branding and design of the Cube award itself is reimagined each year by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s YG20 branding and award are designed by Zipeng Zhu (YG13), founder and creative director at Dazzle Studio New York. The font for the YG20 branding is created by NaN Berlin.

Levine/Leavitt Artist In Residence Award

For the ninth consecutive year, international artists management agency and Young Guns sponsor Levine/Leavitt will bestow one talented winner with the Artist In Residence Award.

The honor is presented annually to a newly crowned Young Gun whose body of work truly stands out, as judged by an advisory board of industry professionals across a range of disciplines. The winner receives a full year of professional development, guidance and mentorship from Levine/Leavitt to help advance their career.

Young Guns 20 and other One Club activities are made possible in part through the generous support of sponsors including Levine/Leavitt and Shutterstock.

Design inspiration rooted in the company’s core beliefs of employee-centricity and sustainability

Akasa Air, India's newest airline, today unveiled the first look of its airline crew uniform, featuring a youthful and contemporary design, and colours that reflect the warm, friendly and happy personality of Akasa Air. Keeping in mind ergonomics, aesthetics and comfort, Akasa Air is the first Indian airline to have introduced custom trousers, jackets, and comfortable sneakers for its airline in-flight crew.

The uniform is inspired by the company’s core beliefs of employee centricity and sustainability. The trouser and jacket fabric has been specially made for Akasa Air, using recycled polyester fabric which is made from pet bottle plastic salvaged from marine waste. The uniform fit focuses on providing the best possible stretch to ensure employees’ comfort over their busy flight schedules. Designed by Rajesh Pratap Singh, the jacket draws inspiration from the Indian bandh gala and is forward-looking in a modern version of the garment.

Given the mobile lifestyle of crew members and long hours spent standing, Vanilla Moon designed sneakers that are light, and contain extra cushioning from heel to toe to ensure better support. In line with Akasa Air's approach towards sustainability, the sole of the sneakers is carved from recycled rubber and manufactured without any use of plastic.

Describing the inspiration behind the uniform, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, Akasa Air, said, “Employee centricity and sustainability are going to be at the core of everything that we do at Akasa Air. We have designed a uniform in which our team feels both proud and comfortable as they direct their energy to ensure a warm, friendly, and efficient flying experience for all our passengers".

“These uniforms are a perfect amalgamation of style and sustainability and reflect Akasa Air's core values. From concept to the final outcome, it has been an exciting journey for me to work on these designs and present one of the most unique, sustainable and functional uniforms of our times,” said Rajesh Pratap Singh, who worked with Akasa Air to create the uniform.

Deepika Mehra, Founder, Vanilla Moon, added, “We are delighted to share this shoe design - which is sustainably produced, functional, comfortable, gender-neutral and contemporary. The design also reflects Akasa Air’s employee-centric culture to ensure their comfort."

Akasa Air received the delivery of its first Boeing 737 max aircraft in India on June 21. The airline is now gearing up for its commercial launch by the end of July. It will be conducting its proving flights in the first week of July to obtain the Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) required for its commercial launch.

World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action.

News Nation Network has always been committed to issues which matter to larger sections of society. Its dissemination of news is non-opinionated, unbiased and covers the ground realities of diverse India.

In pursuance of its ideology of journalism for the society, News Nation Network started its campaign “Ek Paudha Zindagi Ke Liye” on World Environment Day, The day that is all about engaging governments, businesses, celebrities, and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue.

News Nation Network started this activity with an aim of presenting a better environment for the next generation by contributing to the Green Drive of the country, fighting against air pollution, global warming, and climate change.

Speaking on behalf of News Nation Network, Mr. Bhuwan Bhatt – CBO, News Nation Network said, trees are one of the most effective ways to reduce carbon footprint from the atmosphere and rejuvenate it with rich oxygen. There is an urgent need to plant more trees to save mother nature. “Ek Paudha Zindagi Ke Liye” is our little step towards this noble cause.

“Ek Paudha Zindagi Ke Liye” received huge participation from ordinary citizens to bureaucrats, political leaders, and celebrities. The activity saw enthusiastic participation from all. It has been able to influence more than 1.70 Lacs homes though this initiative.

The activity was well appreciated by celebs like, Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre, Suniel Shetty, Manoj Tiwari etc.


Nohwar was previously responsible for the launch of HBO MAX in India

Megha Tata, managing director, South Asia, Discovery Communications India has decided to move on from the company. She joined the company 3 years ago. Arjun Nohwar will be the general manager, India. Arun was responsible for the launch of HBO Max in India. Clement Schwebig, President & Managing Director of Warner Bros made this annoucement.

Schwebig said, “She has done an incredible job over the years leading the success of Discovery’s portfolio and brands in India including the launch of the Discovery+ streaming service.”

The announcement was part of other leadership changes in the company for Korea and India.

Catch the blockbuster premiere this Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00 PM only on Colors Tamil

Get ready to be at the edge of your seats to experience an action packed and rib-tickling Sunday, as Colors Tamil, a meaningful entertainment channel brings to screens the World Television Premiere of RK Nagar this Sunday, July 3rd at 2:00pm. An entertaining tale set in a world of crime is here to grapple audiences by exploring plots around politics, romance, and buckets of drama and humour.

Directed by Saravana Rajan, the 2019 film features Actor Vaibhav and Actor Sana Althaf in the lead roles while Actor Anjena Kirti, Actor Sampath Raj, Actor Inigo Prabhakaran form the stellar ensemble cast. The synopsis revolves around a man who struggles to make ends meet and his life takes a turn for the better when he falls head over heels with a politician’s daughter. However, his happiness is short lived when he gets entangled in a murder case.

Introduced through a dream sequence, Shankar (Actor Vaibhav) imagines living a luxurious life, however he holds no regard for the rich, believing the rich only get richer and the poor remain the same. However, fortune favours him when Ranjini (Actor Sana Altaf) sees him chasing some goons and gets impressed thinking that he shares the same ideology as her of disliking goons. As their relationship progresses, two rivals Vishwanathan aka Lottai (Sampath Raj) and Manoj aka Mannu (Inigo Prabhakaran) parallely get into a rift, ensuing in a murder of a high-profile individual at Shankar’s tailor shop for which he gets framed. How he manages to prove himself innocent forms the rest of the plot.

Commenting on the occasion, director Saravana Rajan said, “I am overjoyed that my film is being featured on such a well-known channel like Colors Tamil and will appeal to a wider audience. The characters, story, and music in the movie are wonderfully packaged with Premji’s music composition bringing the film to life. With this, I am confident that viewers will have a fun weekend and, perhaps, will also appreciate the work that has gone behind making the film.”

Adding to this Actor Vaibhav said, “It's wonderful that a movie with such an engaging plot is going to air on a well-known channel like Colors Tamil. We had worked immensely hard to perfect our comic timings that fit in line with the action sequences and in furtherance, through my character I got to play a myriad of genres like thriller, comedy and romance within one film. I'm delighted that the viewers will have an entertaining weekend and that it will be worth watching.”

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