What do Sydney and Vladivostok have in common?

Not much, apart from Sydney’s Anzac bridge built in 1995 and Russky bridge (Russian bridge), built in 2012.

anzac bridge vladivostok russky bridge


Let’s be fair though. At the same time as the Russky bridge was built, there was another one built in Vladivostok. Where are the locals deny any familiarity between the two, the second bridge, called Zolotoy bridge (Golden bridge), does look somewhat different to our Anzac. Open up, here we come!


Design in Russia, apparently it exists

This is an official trailer to a video (film?) about design in Russia. Graphic design, or design in general does exist in Russia, but very often it is overlooked.

While watching the design develop in Russia over the past few years, I’ve noticed the two extremes. Where at one end you see things designed by so-called designers or design companies that make you want to rip their fucking hands out. On the other, you come across some of the best designed pieces around, both in web and graphic design.

Design schools? From speaking to people that live in different parts of Russia (and even teach design there) — those are hard to come by. But, watch the video, there is a glimpse of hope in it.


official trailer THE MODERN RUSSIAN DESIGN from Sergey Shanovich on Vimeo.