On a summer day in 1862 Charles Dodgson, a professor of mathematics in Oxford University was rowing his colleague’s daughters across the river. In order to amuse the girls, he made up a story about a girl called Alice, and we all know what happened after that. Let’s focus on illustrations. For 150 years since its first edition, the adventures of Alice have become not only one of the main books for children, but an obsession for painters. Hundreds of artists have created their own interpretations of the crazy universe of Lewis Carroll.
We came by Tanya Vaskovskaya, an illustrator, to look round her house and examine her working place. We have found out that sunlight and coffee machine keep her energy bar full, street traffic, the walls of her room inspire her and the coworkers (Varya, Tanya’s daughter and Lynx, a Kurilian Bobtail) make it all better.
Ethical principles of some illustrators don’t allow them to deal with alcohol brands. And many hard drinks producers refuse to use illustrations as a part of design of the products. They are all men of highest principles, but today we are not going to discourse upon them.