Monday, March 31, 2014

la fiesta de la señora dalloway

mrs. dalloway in bond street by yelena bryksenkova i'm so excited to share this project because it's the most creatively fulfilling thing i've ever done: a special edition of mrs. dalloway's party (a collection of short stories that virginia woolf wrote in the early 1920s, and which became the groundwork for her 1925 novel mrs. dalloway) for random house mondadori. the book, which comes out in spain this thursday, has a fully illustrated dust jacket and seven interior illustrations, one for each story (such as "mrs. dalloway in bond street," above).

i enjoyed every aspect of illustrating this book, especially the research. it also holds special meaning for me because it's a companion piece to the mondadori edition of a room of one's own (seen here), illustrated by my best friend becca stadtlander. more details to follow as soon as i get my hands on a copy!

Friday, March 28, 2014

pitchouguina AW 14/15

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i contributed some prints to the beautiful new AW 14/15 collection by pitchouguina, a london-based fashion label with russian and polish roots. the new collection premiered at london fashion week in february and will make an appearance at aurora fashion week in my hometown of st. petersburg, russia (april 9-11th).

fashion: PITCHOUGUINA ( / photo: simone lezzi & antonio putini @ cameraworks london / hair: michal bielecki @ warsaw creatives / make up: aneta kostrzewa @ I-like photo / model: daria @ wondermodels / assisting: emanuele copioli


Monday, March 24, 2014

under the egg

 photo underegg_blog1_zpse9676162.jpg also out this week is under the egg by laura marx fitzgerald, published by dial books for young readers (penguin group). on saturday i went to a middle grade authors panel at books of wonder, a beautiful children's bookstore in new york city, to meet laura and hear her speak about her debut novel. aaron starmer was also on the panel; it's pure coincidence that i illustrated the covers of two of the three featured books, and it was pretty cool to see this as soon as i entered the store:
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special thanks to executive editor nancy conescu and art director greg stadnyk for this opportunity!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

the riverman

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i illustrated the covers of two new middle grade novels, both of which came out on march 18th. the first is the riverman, the first book in a trilogy by aaron starmer, published by FSG books for young readers:
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i was lucky enough to attend the launch party - which took place on a hudson river cruise! - where i met the author and the friendly people at macmillan publishing group. designer beth clark and i are already starting work on the cover for the second book in the trilogy, which will be published next spring.