Hi ︎ I’m Nata Agafonova and I am a graphic designer and photographer graduated from University of Hertfordshire (UK). Currently living and taking commissions in the Amsterdam area (NL).

I am interested in creating visual systems, working with typography and publications, assembling narratives, giving appropriate visual shape to content, as well as developing concepts.

Send me a message if you’d like to discuss design, Harry Potter, the future of the print, beer tastes, literature, nerdy games, a redefined role of education in the 21st century, or cats.

︎ nata [at] talkingpaper.nl

Or just hear me rumbling about books:

A book is a sculpture. An object with three dimensions and a bookshelf as it’s pedestal. It exists in space.
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A book is a memory. Portraying instant death of the past moment just as photography. It exists in context.
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A book is a movie. A sequence of frames with a certain speed. It exists in time.
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A book is a language. A logically functioning system of hierarchy and meanings where each bit matters when combined with others. It creates culture.
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A book is a compiler. It brings the new meaning to all the words and images combined together. It creates meaning.
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A book is physical. Details such as paper transparency, touch, smell, margins fitting fingers. It works with all human senses.
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A book is a reality. It cannot be reprogrammed after it is printed as it posses every typing mistake, all unique qualities of certain paper sheets. It also portrays time as it decays in real life. The processes in a ready book cannot be altered. It can be compared with a human being.
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A book is a value. It gives its owner a certain status. It is a desirable object of possession. One could be defined by one’s bookshelf.
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A book is a celebration of the physical presence in the world. It represents life.


by Natalia Agafonova.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands.