Bhattathiri, In his 30 year old career, has created about 30,000 writings in films and other literary works. Kachatathapa, an exhibition displaying a small fraction of his works
Alphabets are what you learn first in any language.Playing with these basic units of language is what Narayana Bhattathiri does best. He has been able to express emotions with different writing styles.
Narayana Bhattathiri is an extremely skilled exponent of Calligraphy. In his 30 year old career, he has created about 30,000 writings in films and other literary works. Kachatathapa, an exhibition displaying a small fraction of his works, which was in city recently, was a huge success. People were enthralled by the different modes in which the same words could be written. Ambigrams were the highlight of the exhibition. Ambigram is an art of writing words that can be read from more than one direction, orientation or view point.
This extremely talented genius is very down to earth and personally wrote samples of his work for people who thronged the week long exhibition.
The exhibition was organized by Message and Ekathara Kalari. It is said that the work displayed was only a tip of the iceberg. Narayana Bhattathiri do not keep collections of his work. These itself were collected from friends and well wishers. But now there is a general interest to keep an archive of his works. Anyone who has collections of Kala Kaumudi, stories and film magazines, kindly contact [email protected] or at the telephone number+91 471 2321799.
Unlike in the case of English there is a dearth of good header fonts in Malayalam for use in computers . Hope the government and software companies take note of this talented artist and puts his talents to good use.