A sneak peak to some of the sketches for an international collaborative project that I recently participated in. Hope I'll be able to give you a new update in a few months.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Lately I designed a few new logos that I would like to share with you. This one is for Michael Kolchesky aka Mika, a brilliant photographer whom I met during my one month RS in Madrid.
Mika travelled and worked around the globe, currently she resides in Paris and can proudly name Google among one of her clients. One of her unique professional specialties is the ability to see and document everything in 360º panoramic technique. I can stare at her photos and keep discovering new details and nuances.
Here you can see a few frames of her documentation of Santa Tecla festival.
In the designing process I wanted to create typographic solution referring to 360 vision with a sense of rotation of camera lens.
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Monday, December 2, 2013
Last week editorial for Haaretz's weekend supplement. The article, written by Eva Iluz discuss (and protest) different aspects of organized religion in Israel. Once again the graphic editor had to cool my recent enthusiasm to bold colors and slightly provocative images and to bring me back to monochromes reality.
Posted by Masha at 11:56 AM
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Cover illustration for the weekend supplement of Haaretz newspaper. I had a very short notice for this piece but the article was quite interesting describing the difficulties of intermarried couples against local bureaucracy.
I discovered this app intro a few days ago and couldn't help my self from reposting this illustration and sharing it with you. Adi Oren is responsible for this really cool outcome which brings the cover few levels up. I really like the build up she created using the right rhythm and the object movement.
Posted by Masha at 11:54 AM
Monday, November 18, 2013
Test cover for The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The text was purely based on scientific and medical terms which I found hard to repeat but in general it was about experimental honey treatment that was tested on kidney- dialysis patients.
My illustration wasn't chosen but I felt extremely proud with the results which I'm sharing here with you.
Posted by Masha at 3:34 AM
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I participated in a group exhibition of la culture- illustrators edition which was a part of "public space" event. The mission of la culture is to create awareness to new and established artist and to allow people to purchase affordable art.
Thanks to all the people that purchased my illustration work!
Thanks to all the people that purchased my illustration work!
Posted by Masha at 3:42 AM
Friday, November 8, 2013
Two profession-related things happened in the last few days:
Yuval Saar's interview with me was published. Lately I don’t give many updates here about this kind of stuff but it was a bit frightening and kind of liberating experience which I called "suicidal interview". It was the first time that the feedbacks made me feel recognized by the local illustration society.
ha-pinkas held their second conference for Children's Literature. For the occasion, they made a booklet with 12 different illustrations of different artists in which they asked 12 writers to write a piece to each image. It is a reverse unusual process and here you can see a snapshot of how it turned out.
Posted by Masha at 12:11 AM
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Recently I was commissioned an illustration for Einayim magazine. I was specifically asked to use a technique that I haven't used for the past five years.
It requires a lot of ground work and the process itself is not the most creative one. I'm not really happy with the final result but I thought it could be interesting to share a snapshot from the process since it's so different from what I usually do.
Posted by Masha at 2:00 AM
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Editorial for German Wienerin magazine for their October issue. I've been told that the article is dealing with financial knowledge on a global scale and seems to share a lot of useful information with the readers. Therefore I just played with some of the ideas I had on this matter.
Posted by Masha at 5:40 AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I've being asked a lot where my illustration work can be purchased. So after a long long time I finally came up with this crazy idea, to open my own shop.
each month in Big Cartel shop I will suggest five different prints of my choice with five different price tags. Currently there are a set of four prints starting with 5$ and ends up with 230$.
In my Etssy shop there is a high range of everything else. I will be adding items frequently so please check back often.
Posted by Masha at 1:46 AM
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Since I was little my parents used to tell us about their endless journeys across the Caucasus Mountains. Later on I discovered hundreds of slides from that time in my father's belongings and soon started to use them in my illustrations. These still images followed me many years until my recent "light" adventure in Georgia.
Looking back at the photos seems that not much has changed in the last 30 years.
Posted by Masha at 2:17 AM
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Editorial for the German Dogs magazine. This time I had the pleasure to illustrate a topic that I finally care about: Dogs adoption from shelters- Pros and Cons. I had a very vague idea about the content of the article but I was very certain about the impact that I wanted the illustration to make. This without being too manipulative and mooshi. I'm not completely sure about the final results but the process and the dialog with the picture editor was a great learning experience.
Photos by Caroline Seidler, my wonderful agent.
Posted by Masha at 1:26 AM
Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
Editorial for Einayim magazine for their "Mirage" issue. I was lucky enough to illustrate a beautiful text written in the late Fifties by Abraham b Joshua which was never been published.
It didn't feel directly related to mirage theme since it really is dealing with issues of loneliness in a sense of truly understanding and knowing yourself (my very flat, one sentence interpretation).
I stumbled upon a quote from a Lonesome Traveler, by Jack Kerouac that almost seems like Continuity to the same idea and it followed me in the remote villages of Georgia.
"No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength."
The not so child-like illustrations were quite a challenge since I was attempting to minimize as possible the very detailed text. At that point I was fascinated by the search for the essentials in an image.
Posted by Masha at 12:35 AM
Sunday, September 8, 2013
It's been I while since my last post. I was busy with my new shop and work and then had a very long vacation and now working again. In the next week I'll try to update you with some of the glimpses from my recent life.
Here is a spot illustration for a parenting German magazine ELTERN. I was asked to illustrate a quotation of Wilhelm Buschtranslated "An uncle who brings something, is better than an aunt who plays the piano".
Since I wasn't familiar with the quote which felt very "culture related" I was afraid that there is something that I'm missing. Soon it turned out that there is not much room for interpretation and as always the sketches were made, the illustration was chosen, the magazine was printed. From the left- the chosen illustration, right- the version I prefer.
Posted by Masha at 6:14 AM
Sunday, July 14, 2013
In the last two years I have found that there is a lack of original high-quality Jewish decor products, especially for the secular population. People like me that enjoy aesthetic and design that keep the tradition but not live by it.
A few months ago I decided to open an online shop that offers a high range of paper goods that stem from the Jewish tradition. Now it's finally here. DVASH is free from my usual cynicism and pessimistic conceptual work but it features my bold textured style and tons of research. Please take a look and spread the word!
Posted by Masha at 6:02 AM
Thursday, June 27, 2013
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