Natalia Gârbu is a photographer, artist and the creator of Mahala magazine.

Eva Mocanu from Samizdat, in conversation with Natalia:

You said a long time ago, back in 2015, in an article published on locals.md, that you think a living artist is an experimenting artist. You are a professional…

As you can remember from our first episode, we defined the meaning of the term Samizdat, and it would be a pity not to have as a guest somebody who really publishes in this form. That’s when we decided to invite Tatiana Fiodorova — a contemporary artist, book artist and…

In our small city — Chișinău, there are people you know about, you follow their work/projects, sometimes you exchange emails when your projects cross paths. But when you work on a podcast, you start to meet face to face those people you follow. This one is an example.

In this…

Tatiana is a graphic artist (illustrator), lately teaching Art Management and Expressive Drawing at the State Pedagogical University of Moldova. She is not largely known by the public art scene, but she’s a hidden gem indeed. Her illustration style is distinctive by its sharp observation spirit and it gives you…

Samizdat team selection

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23rd of April is the International Day of Books & Copyright and we decided it would be a wonderful chance to mention some important women from our publishing industry.

We have selected a few names of eminent women, from the publishing field, namely from literature, book…

Sometimes you meet people with whom you have instant connection. This was the case when I called Aliona and invited her at our studio to chat about the job of a freelance illustrator. …

As we go with the discovering the history and current processes in Moldovan publishing industry, we switched our interviews between local bookshop owners, book illustrators, technicians that make books in big machines and now, it is time to focus our attention on a publishing house that exists on the local…

That was a long time invitation from our friend Lică Sainciuc (who is a good friend of hers as well) to visit Violeta Zabulică at her studio. …

We decided to visit one of the biggest state printing houses in town, and meet Cristina Cerescu, which is the head of production at “Combinatul Poligrafic” from Chișinău.

Combinatul Poligrafic (literally translated as Polygraphic Factory) is one of the three largest typographies in the Republic of Moldova, the other…

You won’t find an independent bookshop around every corner in Chișinău. Even more, you won’t find a little independent publishing house, and when one appears, it’s a phenomenon!

When Cartego bookstore opened its doors in the city center, I marched there to find out for myself what was going…

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