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The Malayalee Alphabet

Posted by rod - 20.11.2013

Over the summer Indian illustrator Taarika John drew a whole bunch of characters in her notebook. After a while she decided to work on them further and created an A to Z of Malayalees. These posters illustrate a Malayalee for every alphabet.

All the characters are painted using water colours, using a fine liner pen to fill in the details. She then scanned them, and composed the posters on Photoshop.

For enquiries regarding buying prints, you can email Taarika

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21 Comments (add yours?)

she is…..amezng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this seriously a gem !!! amazing…i just fell off my chair lmfao types

valare nannaayiriykkunnu. ii avasarattil sarvadaeSa malayaaLikalkkum vaayiccu manssilaakkaan vaeNti oru common Roaman lipi upayoagiccal ellaavaRkkum aasvadiykkaan kazhium.
The vernacular letters in the usual sequence of writing is shown below:
Vowels: < a, aa, i, ii, u, uu, R’, L’, e, ae, ai, o, oa, au, am, a:, ~( a special value in Malayalam represented by the sign of the half-moon),(‘) to mark the break in complex letters.
Consonants: k, kh, g, gh, ng; c, ch, j, jh, nj; T, Th, D, Dh, N; t, th, d, dh, n, n_; p, ph, b, bh, m; y, r, l, v, L, R, S, sh, s, h, zh, ksh, kR, jn (value jnj),rr, nr.
Syllables: Ka kA ki kii ku kuu kR’ kL’ ke kae kai ko koa kau kam ka:

  • From: SHYNY
  • Dec 19, 2013

PROUD TO BE A MALLU !!!!!!!!!!

  • From: AJ
  • Dec 19, 2013

Appa, I zimbly loved it… especially the pot belly :D

how offensive !!! how can it be Geeta ? its Geethaa !!! :P

  • From: Josh
  • Dec 19, 2013

Simbly …….soooopayrb…..LOL

  • From: Ann
  • Dec 20, 2013

zimbly amazinngggg…mind blowingg

“Puttu=Staple diet of every Malayale.” Really?

great work.mind blowing research before work.good.pls come with more.pls creat with dosa a malayalee aunty{echaa}

  • From: Rhea
  • Dec 22, 2013

Oh wow that was pretty good :D such loveable characters too!!

Valare nannaittundu . iniyum ithupole srishtikal undavatte…………… Namovakaom.

  • From: Rekha
  • Jan 04, 2014

Ballard assalavittudu….ishtayeetto !

  • From: AT
  • Jan 15, 2014

so Komblex yet so zimble!

Eldho trains elephantS.
Zubaida lives near the zoo.

Other than that all

A is adipoli. Adipoli is Awesome

  • From: Creative
  • Jan 25, 2014


Salute to awesome creativity…reall loved this

malayalee brains indeed

  • From: Zenobia
  • Nov 09, 2014

Really delightful portrait illustrations. Stories in themselves

  • From: Netdost
  • Dec 21, 2014

ha haa.. great… awesome work..

Awesome creativity :)… great ideas… worth printing for an authentic mallu T shirt :D

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