Irina Troitskaya

November 22, 2010 @ 11:37

Looking towards the future, we were begging for the past

Usually I'm terribly late with all the announcements. Let's try and fix it. This week our Tzeh illustrators community will launch the exhibition 100 Legends of Ararat.

The opening will take place on 27th of November, 18:00, Dom cultural centre, Bolshoi Ovchinnikovskiy per., 24-4. Welcome!

November 22, 2010 @ 10:22

To hear the 59 sound coming through my Grandfathers radio

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Published a book with my illos inside. Well, it was kinda collaboration between three of us. I worked together with Nadya Suvorova and Zina Surova. It was tough, because I needed to produce around forty small illustrations in quite a short period of time. I remember I have three ongoing projects those times, which means I had to draw around fifty five illos in general. Have to admit it was a single instance in my practice for now.

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Crazy stuff from Japan:
Anatomical illustrations from Edo
Vintage Tokyo subway posters
Adverts for drinks and smokes 1894-1954

November 16, 2010 @ 09:48

But look at all the happy things that happen by accident

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It's out now! Can't believe that! In the beginning I though it'll be a nice project, but didn't expect it'll continually gain in scope! Talking about The Exquisite Book made by ALSO's members Jenny Volvovski, Matt Lamothe and Julia Rothman.

The book based on the Surrealist game called the Exquisite Corpse. It's a modified version of the game, played by one hundred (!) contributing contemporary fine artists, illustrators, designers and comic artists. And I'm one of them.

The rules were quite simple. You get an image from an artist who's picture is on the left from yours, look at it and continue the horizon line through your own picture. Not too clear explanation, but at the end the horizon line bends all the pictures together.

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Each chapter is folded so that it forms a banner that consists of 5 different artworks. I didn't see the book myself yet, but sure it looks lovely. Gave an interview to Amy from Pikaland about the process.

Still not sure why did they choose my illo to put on the front of The Exquisite Sketchbook. Anyway! Enjoy!

There're also archival, bamboo mounted prints available in the shop. Looks lovely.

November 12, 2010 @ 08:14

And I wish it was a small world, because I'm lonely for the big towns

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Checked out Ding! Dong! exhibition yesterday. The gallery space is nice and cosy, which is rare for Moscow. I've realized I know in person at lest one third of the participants. And the rest by the word of mouth or through the internet. Small world!

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November 9, 2010 @ 22:22

The perfect way for the evening to begin

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Today in the studio. Love that green spot outside the window.

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November 9, 2010 @ 10:03

Double dose of happiness

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Hooray! My fav local local indie newspaper Okhrannik Spravok Ne Daet runs an exhibition of two projects Ding! Dong! and The Bicycle Map of Europe simultaneously. And they're finally in Moscow. Participated both, lucky me!

Here you can see the preview of the 2nd issue.

If you're in Moscow, be our guest. Exhibition runs until 20th of November.

November 8, 2010 @ 10:58

Big furry paws and he liked to howl

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It was the middle of spring when I got this bear from Ira Vaneeva. Stupidly enough I decided to postpone it to collect a gallery of images first. Well, never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. So, here I am. And by the way looking at my bear now I must admit he has kinda autumn appearance because of that fabric pattern.

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Plus some links from the past:
The Truth About Hurricanes by Lena Uzhinova
Life Stories by Polina Petrushina
Ryaba The Hen by Adha
Cool Cat by Lena Potyakina and Zhora Karp

November 8, 2010 @ 10:18

I've got a hole in my head and there's no one to fix it

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Studio is doing fine, mostly without me. Have no time to get there these days. And if I'm there, I just can't stop browsing through the library or making stupid ink sketches. But, probably, this is exactly what it meant to be.

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Can only knit and read. Autumn, here I am.

Look how clever is this! Repair holes and hide stains in woollen jumpers.

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