Diwali

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"Happy Realisation Day"
 
The project requires me to take historic facts and communicate them in an illustrated manner, hence I chose Greeting Cards as my form for it is a product of the kind of marketing I am criticising. 
 
Holidays have lost their appeal, their significance and their meaning because advertisers have weaved a story of their products along with the actual history of the holiday to sell their products. 
I aim at decoding the "ugly truth" of what these holidays have actually become. 

Starring: The unsuspecting victim
 
Ages ago, back when Ram, the Hindu god, existed, Diwali was celebrated to rejoice good overcoming evil, since Ram had defeated Ravana. People call this the festival of lights because the people would light Diyas and candles on Ram’s return, sadly today it’s called the festival of lights, sound and decapitation. 
Exploding bombs everywhere, limbs flying about, eyes being taken out by morons, that, is what Diwali is like today. 

Made a little bobble head mechanism for the bomb to emphasise motion

Mimiced the shiny 3-D effects cards have in the Indian stores

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