I wanted a festive loud energetic look for Tehelka's annual fiction special issue. I was thinking on lines of a carnival or a circus. 
Endless days pass when you are in the middle of a process. You doubt all the things you believe. You question your aesthetic production skills. Its good to have an Art Director who guides you and also keeps telling you how to separate shit from substantial shit. I could have obviously improved on this - but this was a good learning experience.
some shapes to play with
writer mugs
the writers as performers of the show
illustration to go with the introduction essay
Below is previous chaos from the earlier round