24 hours, 12 covers: Artists from around the world create illustrated covers for Harper’s Bazaar India

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In a celebration of Bazaar’s rich legacy of original art, the magazine has launched #24hoursWithArt, a first-ever digital initiative that sees the launch of 12 illustrated covers, created by women from around the world. From the United States to Ukraine, and of course, India, their stunning covers show connection and creativity, in the time of global self-isolation.

“We think of it as hands across the universe, reaching out to forge a connection. The idea is to collaborate, communicate, reflect and hopefully renew as we come together,” said editor, Nonita Kalra.

In celebration of Bazaar’s rich legacy of original art, we reached out to 12 women around the world, from the United States to Ukraine and, of course, India. Their stunning covers show connection and creativity, in the time of global self isolation. Introducing #24hourswithart and Bazaar. . “I have shown the lockdown symbolically using Bazaar logos, and incorporated animals and birds, some of whom, for the first time in history, are free to roam without fear of humans as we are confined in our homes,” says contemporary artist Dhruvi Acharya (@dhruviacharya), who has exhibited worldwide, from BosePacia Modern in New York to the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai. Acharya has used her time in lockdown to create watercolors on the effects of coronavirus—donating proceeds from the sale of these works to the underprivileged. #bazaarindia #artmeetsfashion #art #fashionillustration #dhruviacharya

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From watercolour paintings that are an ode to sisterhood or the natural world to beautiful fashion illustrations and even video animations, each cover is a unique, priceless work of art. “I have found this time especially wonderful for collaborations. Most of us are at home, with no social plans or travels for the foreseeable future, so why not use this time to come together as artists? It feels good to connect on a creative level,” says New York-based illustrator Katie Rodgers (@paperfashion), who has over 599k social media followers and has previously collaborated with brands like Swarovski, Disney, and Valentino.

“I have shown the lockdown symbolically using Bazaar logos, and incorporated animals and birds, some of whom, for the first time in history, are free to roam without fear of humans as we are confined in our homes,” says Mumbai-based contemporary artist Dhruvi Acharya (@dhruviacharya), who has exhibited worldwide, from BosePacia Modern in New York to the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai.

Acharya has used her time in lockdown to create watercolors on the effects of the novel coronavirus – donating proceeds from the sale of these works to the underprivileged.

The list of other artists who have collaborated with the magazine include Vidhi Khandelwal (@theinkbucket), Ramona Chantaf (@atelierchantaf), Tanya Chulkova (@tanyachulkova), Ana Ramekar, Aditi Jain (@justjain_), Joya Mukerjee Logue (@rajovilla), Zeynep Deniz (@zeynepdenizillustrations), Dallas Shaw (@dallasshaw), and Annesha Das (@Annesha.das_).

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