By Hrachuhi Almastyan
Photos by Armen Simonyan
Roman Muradov gives master class on design at TUMO Center
Professor of the California College of the Arts Roman Muradov gave a master class at TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan.
Roman Muradov started out by apologizing to the attendees for his lack of knowledge of Armenian and held the master class in English.
The class was interested in design, and Muradov presented his works and the books that he has designed. He also introduced the peculiarities of those designs and the stories behind them. Muradov also presented his book “On Doing Nothing” and other comics, read excerpts from them and talked about how he comes up with ideas for new designs.
“I began to study oil engineering at Moscow Gubkin University, after which I worked for a couple of years until I got bored and depressed, and this inspired me to do something else. People could see an artist in me when I was a child, but I was under pressure until I turned 20. When I came to San Francisco, I had no idea of what branch of the arts I wanted to be involved in. I could only say that I had come to study arts,” Muradov said.
Let us mention that Roman Muradov is a Russian illustrator who has received several awards and has collaborated with The New York Times, Penguin Random House and Vogue.
There is everything in Muradov’s illustrations. They make a person laugh, represent an attractive combination of lines, portray deep colors, and it seems as though the strokes are by chance.