Anastasia Zaytseva, an alumna of the "Book Art" MA program, told our colleagues at HSE about her path as a designer, her experience at the School of Design, and also about the specifics of her work on the channel.
"In order to get into the School of Design I needed a portfolio. I had a few unfinished project that weren't exhibited anywhere, but I had good skills for further development as an artist. I also passed an interview and a test.
I applied for the "Book Art" program and did research about different types of visualization in scientific and technical publications. If you take, for example, a children's encyclopedia, you will be see a lot of cool stuff there: a lot of titles, subtitles, different types of text, images, captions, etc. But if you take a physics textbook - besides a couple of illustrations for physical processes, you won't find anything.
Our wonderful professor Evgenii Korneev introduced us to dutch and swiss design, and at the end of the second year of studies we created a website with various book constructions - as of right now, there are more than a hundred. I made a piano-book with pages of various format that lined up like a stariway - the largest format at the very end, and the smallest one at the very beginning."
Read the original interview here.
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