Pakistan is not only blessed with natural resources, beautiful landscapes, culture, tradition, and history but with immensely talented individuals as well. Aside from the generic roles of an engineer and doctor, Pakistan doesn’t hear much about the emerging artists dabbling with graphics, illustrations and more. Mainly because their creations aren’t as widely celebrated. However, the times have surely changed and the younger generation is slowly but steadily adopting these skills, purely out of passion and interest.
There are many examples to quote; Umair Khan for one. This uber-talented illustrator created Pakistani superheroes and stunned everyone. What started as a handful of characters turned into an army of 12, unique desi superheroes.
I’m looking to get this outside of Pakistan too! If anyone knows anyone who would be interested in doing a piece on this that’d def get it better exposure. Pls connect! https://t.co/5LZLRZHDGO
— umair. (@UmairNajeebKhan) September 16, 2019
Moreover, another Pakistani composer-turned-animator Usman Riaz has been working on bringing Pakistan’s very first anime movie which is completely hand-drawn. Further, the anime movie’s trailer is a beauty! The style of animation, the colors, the storyline, everything is mesmerizing. The Glassworker is truly one of its kind Pakistani anime movie.
This next artist Assam Altaf is blowing everyone away with his STUNNING ‘Pakistan Tourist Attractions Map’!
The beautiful animation with major landmarks showing in the map is a testament to Assam’s superior skill set as an artist. This map marks all the major tourist destinations Pakistan offers to the world. Moreover, this map couldn’t have been created at a better time. With Pakistan’s tourism sector finally taking off attracting international business and starting major projects including Hazara Motorway, this map would be cherry on top.
Pakistan’s flexible and convenient foreign policy has brought a major increase in international tourists. Similarly, this map is also a convenient and easy depiction of major sites to visit, for the non-Pakistanis. In addition, in the times of digital apps and whatnot, this modern spin on a traditional map is a genius idea; it’s unique, out of the box and worth acknowledging.
Assam’s portfolio reveals him as a man of many talents. He dabbles in photography as well. Assam Artist is how he is known on social media and he originally hails from the city of gardens- Lahore. This Pakistani artist is bound to go far and we hope that he continues to create such magical pieces for Pakistanis to enjoy, celebrate and praise.
Not only this, like other artists who made it into the mainstream limelight showcasing the world the potential Pakistanis have; we hope Assam too, gets to shine with his incredible work. Team Parhlo wishes you all the best in your future projects and a big thank you for this beautiful twist on Pakistan’s map!
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