“We had a simple motto since day one, i.e., to create a street language which completely resonates with the commoner. India is so rich in culture, it opens up a whole palette of possibilities to blend and create art that speaks to the masses and creates a language that stands out. We created an environment that is completely different to the context of the character. We haven’t created something completely new; we just mix and match elements we see every day on the streets.”
Doodle Mapuls is a collective of three architects; Yash Shetty, Amal Nair, and Kirthi Pillai. All of them graduated from the same college and have been working together since their initial days at college. They call themselves ‘Mapuls’, synonymous with ‘Bantai’ in the South Indian Lingo, which means ‘Friend’. It was during this lockdown that the collective decided to start materialising the art that they always had envisioned. The three architects created this small window which let them exercise their aesthetic sensibilities in another creative way. So, in other words, ‘Doodle Mapuls’ is a colorful escape from the hustle and bustle of this monotonous life.