Pakistani artist designs a Mumbai Taxi to celebrate peace between the two countries

This is pure brilliance!

Taxi Fabric is a project that lets every skilled designer showcase their work through Mumbai’s black and yellow taxis. The artists can design beautiful interiors of Mumbai taxis to give its culture a fresh makeover.

Why taxi? Because Mumbai taxis are a part of its culture. 

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People can forget the functional, plain looking taxi covers but not the ones designed by some of the Mumbai’s budding designers.

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Taxi Fabric has launched its ninth taxi, today i.e., on Pakistan’s Independence Day with the Karachi-based artist, Samya Arif to celebrate peace and brotherhood between the two countries.

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Their website reads:

India and Pakistan. Separated at birth, siblings who grew up and forgot how much they love each other.

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I was approached by Taxi Fabric to do a design for the upcoming independence days of both India and Pakistan. I based my designs on the idea that Indians and Pakistanis are essentially the same people, coming from similar roots and focusing on our commonalities and unique characteristics at the same time.” Arif said.

"Samya beta, aapne jo hamaare liye design banaya uske liye thank you, very very much. Humara taxi bahut chamak gaya. Aapko humne dekha toh nahi hai lekin kabhi milne zaroor aana" - Satmant Singh (Taxi Driver)
“Samya beta, aapne jo hamaare liye design banaya uske liye thank you, very very much. Humara taxi bahut chamak gaya. Aapko humne dekha toh nahi hai lekin kabhi milne zaroor aana” – Satmant Singh (Taxi Driver)

When asked what role design can play, Samya said, “A project such as Taxi Fabric allowed me as a Pakistani to work with a bunch of brilliant and talented people from India, which otherwise would’ve hardly been possible. It also showed me how we are very much the same people culturally and otherwise. Design can help people understand and communicate with each other better, while feelings and thoughts can be conveyed in an aesthetically pleasing manner.”

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We really think design can bring two nations together with peace and harmony, do you?

All images sourced from Taxi Fabric

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