Backgrounds of lightly-colored hues abound in this week’s Friday Likes with work from the UK, Russia, and Greece.
Today we play two truths and a lie: without reading the text can you guess which Like today isn’t real/implemented? Regardless, all these share simple executions and bold lines. My favorite.
A burger, a shawl, and a construction company walk into a bar. They end up on Friday Likes. (Man, I need to work on my Friday Like intros a little harder).
Today I think we have a lot of niche bests, including the best coffee materials for an international chain, the best stationery set for a Russian private investigator, and the best use of vintage devices for a photo lab.
Inaugurated this November, the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center is a 27,000-square-foot, state of the art, 50-million-dollar museum in Moscow, becoming one of the world’s largest museums to chronicle the history of the Jewish people and Israel. Housed in the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, the museum’s design was conceived by New York, NY-based Ralph Appelbaum and Associates and features interactive tables, hologram projections, and even a recreation of a Shtetl (small areas within a city with lots and lots and lots of Jews). The identity has been designed by Moscow-based Fleve.
Established in 1949 in the city of Rybinsk in Russia, Rybinskkabel is one of the country’s leading producers of cable with 2,500 employees and more than 16,000 kinds of cable and wires with copper and aluminum conductors. With its origins in Soviet Union-era Russia and current new management it was time to bring Rybinskkabel into the twenty-first century with the help of a new identity designed by Moscow-based Nile.
I like it when commonalities emerge between Friday Likes. This time we have lots of black and white and lots of circles from Spain, Mexico, and Russia.
About: CTC is owned by CTC Media, “a leading independent media company in Russia, with operations throughout Russia and in a number of other CIS markets. It operates three free-to-air television networks in Russia — CTC, Domashny and Peretz — as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova, with a combined potential audience of over 150 million people.”
Design by: BDA Creative.
Ed.’s Notes: Logo animation below (or after the jump). That old logo was pimp!
Relevant links: Press Release.
It’s been a few weeks since I last did this and it’s back with a bang. Two superb eye candy pieces sandwich a more conservative piece with work from Russia, Canada, and the USofA.
No real home runs, hat tricks, or 360 slam dunks this week. Just a few quirky and unexpected projects: New Ukrainian kids television channel, Italian food packaging in Australia, and military vehicle museum in Moscow.
After doing Friday Likes for 12 weeks now, I am amazed at how much international work I end up choosing. It’s not even on purpose. Today we have kids toys from Russia, on-air type stylings from Italy via Argentina, and spicy delights from Mexico.
We have a pretty eclectic collection today with brands for history nerds, baby nerds, and nerd nerds.
This week, quite serendipitously, all three Likes are about the number 7. Perhaps not all as drool-inducing as past Friday Likes but I couldn’t resist the hepta trifecta.
Odessa is the third largest city in Ukraine situated on the coast of the Black Sea, which has helped its tourism. Working with the Odessa City Council Moscow-based Art. Lebedev Studio created a new logo and identity around an anchor — part of the city’s flag and coat of arms — that also alludes to a heart. More images, including a riff on the I ♥ NY logo, here.
Set to open its first exhibition this year, the Moscow Design Museum is “an international exhibition and education platform and the first, the only and the unique design museum in Russia. It is a space where the general public will be able to view the best examples of international and Russian design.” Founded by Alexandra Sankova, Nadezhda Bakuradze, Stepan Lukyanov, and Valery Patkonen — four independent creatives — the museum will have a home base in Moscow’s Artplay culture center but it is mainly imagined as a nomadic, pop-up museum. Its identity has been designed by Amsterdam-based Lava, who also share a partner role in the museum, advising on content and vision.
For a slight change of pace today, I have a few interesting tidbits worth posting.
Rostelecom is Russia’s leading long-distance telephone service provider. Its new identity was designed by Moscow-based Re-Branding. A video showing all kinds of applications below (or after the jump).
This introduction might be a little choppy because my Russian goes as far as Google Translate will take me. As a personal initiative architect Nicholas Pereslegina and designer Alexander Pershikova have launched their very own brand for the city of Moscow without any government involvement (or maybe even approval). And this is not just some proposal on a Behance page, this is a full-on brand with merchandise and souvenirs already hitting the streets of Moscow. The concept of the new logo is Surprise + Smile = Wow.
In December of 2009 we reported on the logo and look, created by the Moscow office of Interbrand, of the XXII Olympic Winter Games that will take place in 2014 in Sochi, Russia. This week the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee unveiled the concept of the Look of the Games which was designed by BOSCO Sports, a sponsor of the Olympics, as well as the official uniform provider for the Russian Olympic team since 2002. They donated the work to the committee. The look revolves around “the principle of the ‘patchwork quilt’ — a combination of 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts, ranging from Gzhel to Khokhloma.”