Welcome to samarskaya.com, a gateway and accumulation of various projects and initiatives that I have been involved with. Am based in Brooklyn, NY where it is Generally, input exceeds output, but the latest updates on are Walker Blog: Personal Gender () and out beyond this site Survivors of Florida school shooting launch gun control push ().
In preparation for writing about gender in the context of type design, I first sifted the current state of gender in my circle. I texted friends in my recent call list and asked what gender they most identified with. The responses were numerous, unpredicted, and all over the place: Nerd. Girl who dabbles in boy. Homonym. Unforgivably male. If it’s a quesiton of identity then there’s no answer. 55% female, 45% male. Full beast. Possibly closet ennuch. And one that has a few different personas they identify with across the gender spectrum.
My final response folds in the company I keep, and the background from which I push forward my design. Click through the link below to read the final piece!