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About: Inkblots Publishing

Inkblots is an independent publisher of hand-crafted books. Written for audiences across the world, Inkblots books aim to revive old-fashioned book making techniques, yet appeal to contemporary readers. Inkblots is interested in reviving the old craft of book making and binding. Further, Inkblots is committed to leaving the smallest possible footprint on the planet. So, it produces books made using soy-based inks, on the finest available handmade paper recycled from 100% cotton waste.

The concept of Inkblots has evolved from the belief that the feel of a crisp page, the thrill of a good graphic and the comfort of a friendly font are as integral to the reading experience, as the content. 


Inkblots is the brainchild of Geetanjali Krishna, a journalist and Mahima Mehra, a paper maker who’s currently best known for Haathi Chaap, products with elephant poo paper.


Book: It's Playtime folks!

It's Playtime Folks!

People often say that playing with one's children is the best way to bond with them. We agree. But we also believe that when you play with your children, something more magical happens. For a brief moment, you recapture the innocence of youth, let your hair down, act silly and generally have a blast! In the process, you'll understand better what makes your child's mind tick, and your child will think of you as a parent with whom s/he can have fun…

It's Playtime Folks is a collection of games for children of all ages, with clever illustrations and creative layouts. Most of the games are quite new, with easy to follow instructions written in simple language. A few are variations of old favourites like Tag and Musical Chairs, but with unexpected twists! Old, new, mad or serious -- the magic of the games suggested in this book is that they enable children to learn different skills with no effort at all!

Conceptualised and written by Geetanjali Krishna, the book is brought to life by quirky cartoons by Dutch artist Isa Esasi.

Book: Whispers from the wild

Whispers from the wild. Whispers from the Wild - Book Cover

They say that the current rate of extinction of species on our planet is well over the historical norm. Estimates suggest that the very survival of one in eight species of birds, one in three of amphibians and one in four of mammals is under threat today. Blame it on over-exploitation of natural resources, the degradation of forests or on the poaching of animals for their meat, skin and body parts – the fact is that soon a day may come when the Tiger may leave his jungle forever, and the Blue Whale, the sea.

What would this mean to you and I? Story: Whispers from my valleyHow will it affect us if the last Lion Tailed Macaque or Malabar Spotted Civet were to die? Or if Rhinos ceased to walk through Assam's grasslands, and the alpine meadows of Ladakh became bereft of Wild Yaks? Whispers from the wild tries to show that we can't measure this question in scientific terms alone. It does not matter if the reader has never seen a Dugong or heard the cry of a Forest Owlet yet. It does not matter if the Himalayan Wolf or the Dhole has no direct bearing on the reader's life. The fact is, if these animals were to vanish from the face of this planet, we'd all be poorer for not having had a chance to know them…

Story: Waiting for the rainsExperience the world through the eyes of some of India's most endangered animals through this collection of short stories, beautifully illustrated in water colour by Isa Es*as*i and written by Geetanjali Krishna. Each story is in the voice of a different animal, and tells the reader a little about the beauty and the drama of its life. Key facts mentioned about the animal's habitat, diet, habits and adaptations are based upon current scientific knowledge. The rest is all imagination…

Collectables: Whispers from the wild

A Set of eight cards with envelopes

This set showcases some of the most endangered animals on our planet – Asian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Tibetan Antelope (Chiru), Ganges River Dolphin, One-Horned Rhino, Sloth Bear, One-Horned Rhino and Gharial.

Painted in watercolour by Isa Esasi, a Dutch artist, each card contains a short description of the animal.

This set of cards seeks to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible. It is made on non-bleached handmade paper recycled only from cotton rags. The cards in this collection have been printed solely with Soy inks, a friendlier alternative to regular petroleum based inks. These inks make this paper easier to reuse and recycle. Soy inks also impart jewel tones to the final print, making each card in this set a work of art.

A Set of eight coasters

This set of reusable and durable handmade paper coasters showcases some of the most endangered animals on our planet – Snow Leopard, Asian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Forest Owlet, Red Panda, Olive Ridley Turtle, Wild Yak and Blackbuck. Painted by Isa Esasi, a Dutch artist, each coaster has a short description of the animal.

This set of coasters seeks to leave the smallest ecological footprint possible on the planet. It uses non-bleached handmade paper recycled only from cotton rags. Elephant dung paper has been pasted under the coaster to provide strength and stiffness.

The fronts of the coasters have been printed solely with Soy inks, a friendlier alternative to regular petroleum based inks. These inks make this paper easier to reuse and recycle.