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…

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…

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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