x Makekaky Mlouha
For ZSIGMOND’s collection titled OBSCURE, we collaborated with Markéta, an artist from the Czech Republic working under the pseudonym Makekaky Mlouha.
Markéta approaches every art technique with a sustainability mindset: she utilises clothes, plants and recycled pulp to create paper for drawings, prints and books, which are then printed with permaset eco-friendly colours. Similarly to Dora, Markéta is drawn to traditional printing techniques, as well as drawing, embroidery and the creation of objects.
The illustrations created by Markéta for the collection touch on the subject of the inspiration: the harrowing persecution of landowners in the 1950s in Hungary under the newly established socialist regime. The graphics are an interpretation of divided lands: a subject matter that is both the tangible reality of the era and the intangible feeling of the 300 000 peasants who were forced to leave their lands. – lands they cultivated for centuries.