'Rush Hour'
riso printed zine exploring the theme of being in a hurry
'Rush Hour' is a small accordion folding zine. It explores the topic of being in a hurry, being rushed and trying to get somewhere.
I used to live in Moscow, like any capital city, it is full of cars and busy people. Everyone is trying to get from one place to another, to hop on a bus, to dive into a metro station, to run up the escalator, to pass others by. Long commutes with multiple changes in public transport make people move faster than they would do naturally. It feels like this energy of a busy city makes ancient instincts wake up. And it doesn't take long for the passengers who were simply trying to get to their jobs to start competing for being the first in time and space. How does it feel to be in a hurry? Why are we trying to be so fast? How does this rush energy spread? I started sketching to understand it better.

After a while I had a selection of characters. Each of them has their own way of being in a hurry. One is driven by a fear of being late, another is enjoying his speed, when some other creature just keeps going at the top of his speed almost automatically.

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