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Pinaki De
Illustrator / Book Cover Designer

Pinaki De is a graphic designer-illustrator who works regularly works for renowned publishers across the globe. He has done more than 500 book covers till date. He is the winner of the PublishingNext Prize, 2017 and 2019. His book cover for "Kalkatta" by Kunal Basu won the prestigious Oxford Bookstore prize awarded at Jaipur Literature Festival 2017. His layout designs of Satyajit Ray's books based on the archival manuscripts is an important contribution that helps to preserve his legacy. A Charles Wallace Trust Fellow, his Ph.D. is in comics theory. Pinaki is one of the editors of the prestigious comics anthology "Longform'', published by HarperCollins in 2018, and Penguin in 2022 respectively. He is also the Indian comics advisor of Mangasia, the biggest ever exhibition on Asian Comics curated by Paul Gravett for the Barbican, London. His book-length comics on Partition is due next year. Pinaki juggles his creative work with a day job as an Associate Professor of English.