Russian freelance graphic designer and photographer Katya Malakhova has designed a series of Radical Russian Nesting Dolls (or Modern Matryoshkas) which combine items that at first seem contradictory.
above: Katya with her “Brain” matryoshka
Using imagery that one would think incompatible with the well-known Russian souvenir icon, Katya has turned medical organs, superheroes, Playmates and S&M Dominatrices into Nesting Dolls.
Her stylized Batman Matryoshka:
The Gene Mutation Russian Doll turns a Cheburashka into Mickey Mouse:
Corsets, lingerie and breasts decorate her Playmate Matryoshkas:
Swarovski Crystal Russian Nesting Dolls:
A special thanks to Collabcubed for bringing Katya’s work to my attention.
See all of Katya’s work at her website.