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Illustrator and animation artist Muhammed Sajid makes powerful statements in a playful voice

“It is the little things that add up to something beautiful”

By Rajashree Balaram  January 31st, 2020

We live in times of strange contradictions. Even as means and mediums of artistic expression are burgeoning in numbers, artists everywhere are being compelled to school themselves to more painfully constricting guidelines on rectitude. A new breed of artists though is dodging it all—and bravely so. They are the ones taking Instagram by storm as they showcase bold new concepts fearlessly, post after post, to a live worldwide audience 24/7. We got the fiery warrior Muhammed Sajid, to share with us his ammunition.

“It is the little things that add up to something beautiful,” says illustrator and animation artist Muhammed Sajid, a fine arts grad from Trivandrum College of Fine Arts, now based in Bengaluru. From collaborations with the Google Doodle team on actor Madhubala’s 86th birth anniversary to typographical experiments that meld numbers and architecture, Sajid’s works make powerful statements—all in an endearingly playful voice.

It takes a village: “I was born in a beautiful village in Kozhikode, which continues to inspire me in so many ways through its culture.”

Perks of Insta: “It’s a wonderful way to prove your talent, make connections, keep in touch with others in the art community and showcase your work. Often, some responses have helped me take a step back and look at my work objectively.”

Stalking right now: Rune Fisker and Strautniekas are two names that come to mind instantly. I love their process and execution.”


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