The name of the brochure is "Lustration: why it is necessary". For non-Ukrainian readers: photos on the background depict our actual parliamentary fights which take place on a regular basis. You can see the latest one here
The golden bread, solid gold bricks in the shape of a loaf, was found on a table in one of the rooms in Mezhyhirya, Yanukovych's 350-acre mansion in northern Kiev. The object has become a symbol of the alleged corruption.
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The area is entirely residential, with no shops, offices or parks.
It is q u i e t . I took this feature as a starting point. I wanted to show how the streets of this area sound like.
I recorded the sounds of six streets in the area – Peacock St, Crampton St, Malborough Cl, Howell Walk, Hampton St and Cantembury Walk. As you walk, you can mostly hear birds and plane, also cars, chidren, shower and dishes, rarely people walking and talking.
The area p l a y l i s t I created on Soundcloud consists of 6 tracks of varous duration depending on the length on the street - the shortest one is 2 minutes while the longest one lasts 6 minutes.
The tint of the colour is so light that you can hardly read the text from the distance. Unless you are 30 cm close, what you see is the airy and quiet pattern which very brightly characterizes the area. The sounds are very distinct due to the big amount of open space. The area is very airy, that is why I chose blue.
I then put my quiet streets on a grid of a page. I spread the r o w s according to the length of the streets;
and the c o l u m n s contained streets' names.
Thus I could visualise the dynamics of the sound within the area. To simplify, I removed the names of the streets and time units. I also got rid of the vowels to emphisize on the silence. My final peace contains 6 columns (1 unit each) of words, set in Gill Sans 10 (the English «quiet» type). Where there is no sound, the dot appears. It is realised in l e t t e r p r e s s technique.
My aim is to revise the approach to nation branding and further exemplify it by representing typographically a particular country – Ukraine. I designed a set of icons icons interpreting the contemporary image of Ukraine. The final output consists of the book and three posters telling the story of Ukraine to the foreign public.
First, the reader tries to read the icon. If he fails to do so, he can then refer to the additional explanation, which is the photograph hidden inside the page fold. On this icon Ukrainian man is throwing a Molotov cocktail. This took place at the Ukrainian revolution in the winter of 2013, when pro-Russian police forces of the previous government attacked protesters. People were fighting back with Molotov cocktails. Foreign newspapers were full of the bright images with these homemade weapons.
To recreate the national sentiment of Ukraine better and more objectively, I conducted a row of surveys. Hundreds of Ukrainians and foreigners were interviewed. After I selected a row of objects which best represent Ukraine according to the public opinion, I developed a set of icons. The pictograms that serve as the typographic esperanto introducing the Ukrainian soul to the outer world.
The book case is symbolically wrapped from the inside in Ukrainian newspaper. The project is all about contemporary Ukraine, and the newspaper reflects well what is happening in the country now.
I first photographed the objects, then I drew them in different techniques to study well their form. Another stage was simplification and unification. As soon as I had my line drawings which looked comparatively simple and consistent, I started working in the Adobe Illustrator. I used few geometrical figures and lines to build each icon on a 3:1 grid.
Apart from books, the box contains three posters.This poster depicts the collapse of the Soviet system. “Lenin Rain” is a phenomenon that was happening in Ukrainian cities in 2013 when people were demonstrating their discontent with the regime and started demolishing monuments to Lenin, the symbol of Soviet heritage. The Soviet past of Ukraine (Lenin rain) contrasts with the peaceful look of the Ukrainian cossack in the background.
This poster one has the Molotov cocktail on top of the wheat. This poster itself answers my research question. This contrast of elements illustrates the contemporary Ukraine very well. The wheat symbolises heritage, the cocktail stands for modernity. The wheat is the peace, the cocktail - war.
The project contains crowd-sourced information, for the purpose of giving an insight to Ukrainian cities to foreigners. I carefully gathered the information from the citizens and designed 24 postcards for 24 regional centers of Ukraine. The content is a general overview, and it should be viewed only in the context of the whole collection "Cities of Ukraine”.
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Greencubator is an awesome initiative of energy patriots. Their project "Hack4energy" is held in 6 cities of Ukraine. The hackaton gathers energy geeks willing to find creative solutions for current energetic problems of the country.
Two blue points in logo stand for the plug’s wholes. Other elements are coding elements. «Hack for ebergy» it says. The whole visual identity is about rethinking or «reprogramming» - either energy consupmtion in particular , or brain in general.
I had to create visual identity for obertonic music event. I first studied the look of the instruments. Hang, didgeridoo, guimbarde and others looked very uncommon. To keep the feel of the handmade, I drew these instruments on a tissue and took a photo with my iPhone. I then put them in Illustrator and created pictograms. Then I listened to the instruments and decided to write down the sounds. I translated sound in to words and then lined them up to imitate the sound waves. And, of course, non-trivial colours for non-trivial music.