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 Qatar says Gulf Arab bloc needs reform to give it teeth ().
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!