Magicbus Studio

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Magicbus studio is an artist collective started by Madhavan Palanisamy and Radha Rathi with a passion to collaborate with like-minded creative people and produce work that is unique and personal...(more)

Teachers’ Lab

Posted in Communication, Film

Campus recruitment project (film,print) for Teachers’ Lab – an organisation thats in the pursuit of ‘a new kind of teacher’ – Teachers who are passionate about education and the change that they can bring about. Teachers who listen to their inner voice (and not to the ‘society’). Special inputs in terms of research by P […]

Yellow Train Grade School

Posted in Communication

Our work for Yellow Train Grade School (it feels like we launched the kindergarten just yesterday:) Yellow Train is a Waldorf Inspired School that is built amidst farm lands and an artisan village. And yes, we want to get into a time-funnel and become kids again. Just to go to Yellow Train. Check the website […]


Lakshmi is a hand-crafted and hand-embroidered Sari boutique curated by Vani Polavaram. Check the website here:

Language Shoes

Language is the ultra-cool fashion footwear brand that we love to bits:) To introduce the new collection we designed the theme of ‘introducing your feet to a new language’ See the website here: Photography, films: Madhavan Palanisamy. Design and art: Radha Rathi. Styling: Vivek Karunakaran. DOP George Williams. Music: Aravind and Jaishankar. Edit: Frank. […]


Posted in Communication

Our work for the first edition of Art Chennai (2011)

Lollipops that dream

Posted in MadRad, Photography

Dreams are remembered, reconstructed. Canvases are torn. In the narrow remains of time, a drama takes its stage. With Lollipops that dream. Photography: Madhavan Palanisamy  Design, Illustrations & the girl in the pictures: Radha Rathi

Lakshya Strategic

Posted in Communication

Lakshya Strategic Consultants specialize in a tool called TOE (Tunnel of Excellence), a process that companies undergo to understand their problem areas and the inherent solutions that may exist within. We partnered with them to create their Identity, brochure and website. The work is built around their personality: multi-faceted, clean, to-the-point and reassuring. for website: […]

a mighty appetite

Posted in Drawing, Personal

Before we invented the TV, invented money, jealousy, plastic, cfc, lies and aristocracy, there existed  a world where everything flowed into everything else. The people in the land were friends with the people in the sea and the sky. Everyone could breathe everywhere and everyone could fly. Love was the only occupation. This series was […]

Chennai Remix

Posted in Personal, Photography

Inspired by wall graffiti and temple art, Madhavan Palanisamy conjures up his personal vision of Chennai. The multi-colored, multi-layered city comes alive in this new series called Chennai Remix. Suspended autos (tuk-tuks), silhouetted crows (ancestors returning to earth?), jumping boys — all get mixed and remixed. Chennai Remix was shown at Apparao Gallery, Chennai. Concept/ […]

i wish we were friends

Posted in Personal, Photography

A bunch of ponies travel across the oceans and the mountains to reach India from the U.S. They are left at a friend’s home, to be collected by other friends. One by one, they depart untill one lonely pony remains, longing. It is going crazy. Photo story: Madhavan Palanisamy