Our 2020 Cover Artist is Dinara Mirtalipova!

We are thrilled to announce our 2020 cover artist...Dinara Mirtalipova! Dinara is a self-taught illustrator/designer. Born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, she eventually landed in snowy Ohio. Dinara studied Computer Science at the Tashkent State University of Economics, however her true passion was always patterns and illustration. Raised in Soviet Uzbek culture, Dinara inhabited Uzbek/Russian folklore that still influences her work. Currently Dinara works from her home studio in Sagamore Hills, OH. She uses a wide range of materials and tools, like carving lino blocks, gouache, acrylics and many other and has worked with a wider variety of brands, publishing companies and ad agencies. Find more of Dinara's work here

We are so honored to welcome Dinara to the Taproot family of artists, and excited to bring her whimsical works of color to the six covers of this year's issues! We hope you'll join us through the year as we continue to seek out and share stories of food, farm, family and craft. To do so, subscribe or renew today! In order to receive Issue 37::SPARK, our first of the year, please subscribe by Sunday, January 12th. 

At this, the start of our ninth year of publishing, we thank you for your continued support of our dream. The dream of a print magazine, free from advertising, that brings to life the stories of makers, doers and dreamers, and connects us all. We simply couldn't do this without you! Thank you! 

Cheers to 2020! 

(portrait photo credit: Audrey Jones)

3 comments

Me, too! I just subscribed. I love Dinara and Nikki McClure – and I love the Taproot aesthetic. Can’t wait for more inspiration to come!

Amy February 05, 2020

Beautiful cover. Just beautiful! And impressed that Dinara is self taught, proving that creative beauty exists in all and not just those who have a fancy art degree.

Cynthia Graves February 05, 2020

I just purchased my first subscription! I know I’m going to find the content inspiring but the pure loveliness of this artist’s work is reason enough. Much anticipation!

Nancy January 10, 2020

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