The word Drishti means ‘a focused and strong gaze’. In India, it is believed that when looking at anything beautiful or new the viewer’s gaze can lead to bad luck. So we create talismans to protect people and objects from bad luck. Its an integral part of the Indian culture.
I created my own version of the drishti talisman. Characterized by its big eyes and red tounge. They are essentially meant to look scary to keep bad luck at bay.
I’ve used them to make laptop stickers, badges, and earing.
I recently collaborated with India Pin making startup ‘Say it with a pin’ to make this design available online for people to buy. This and a few other designs can be bought on www.sayitwithapin.com