Thursday, 10 March 2011

TOSKA


 At last! I finally get to share something I finished a while back. Toska is a b&w litho printed, staple bound, 20 page book filled with illustrations that I drew during January of this year (in two weeks in fact, in a flurry of inhuman activity). The concept for the book is based on a quote from Vladimir Nabokov on the uniquely Russian sensation of 'Toska' and whilst the book has no narrative I hope you can at least spot a kind of vaguely tangible theme.  This whole project is the biggest thing I've done on my own since my degree (and definitely the most expensive!) and involved me tricking myself into thinking I was confident enough in my work to spend a load of money printing five hundred copies of it! Eeek! This really has been a fairly huge leap o' faith for me.

Toska is now officially on sale for a rather reasonable £6.50 and the first fifty orders will recieve the postcard pictured above as well as their book. I really hope you like the images below (I won't show you them all as it'll spoil the surprise) and that maybe they might tempt you to invest in the book!

22 comments:

Jacqueline Bos said...

this looks breathtaking lizzy!

Nekocherry said...

I want it! And also some prints for my new home in Cambridge! :) I loved your little fanzine about London! So nice, I want to go to the flower's market!!!

caroline said...

oh no! it's sold out on your etsy shop. :( :(

Lizzy Stewart said...

No its not! Don't worry! I'm putting them on in batches so that I can keep track better. Its back up there now.

caroline said...

Yay, thank you! Just ordered. :D

Saga said...

In just two weeks!? I´m so impressed! Love it!

Iveth Morales said...

Wow, it's amazing! I definitely want to get a copy!
Good luck with everything!

Anne said...

How exciting! It looks great, congrats!!

Embletree said...

This looks beautiful, I've just bought myself a copy. Very excited for it to arrive.

HAJiME said...

Beautiful work, and impressive time frame, wonderful price. May have to get it! Did you print yourself?

Fiona Purves said...

Lizzy, this is amazing. I love the spread with the house and the one with the swan/girl with feathers opposite. Good work!

Kate said...

So so beautiful, Lizzy.

presley said...

ohhh that looks gorgeous!! xx

lisanne said...

i love it! of course i've ordered one :)

1000 Cats said...

This is so beautiful! Just wow.

little lyzi said...

Looks like a really truly beautiful book. I think this might go on my wishlist :) xxx

Francesca said...

amazing!

Tanya Hendrie said...

My copy arrived on Saturday, it's beautiful!

ohjoanna said...

wow, i would definetely buy it :)

Jessica said...

What a gem. x

fromthetree said...

I like it!

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Faltus said...

amazing!! :)