Nastya Golovicheva, 01/20/2023
We’ve made an NFT-collection for Befree! Here are the details of how it’s connected to the company’s anniversary and how we dressed befries in fashionable outfits.
Nasty Golovicheva, 11/16/2022
This whole winter our eyes will be pleased by Eggsellent’s new menu illustrations! Here’s how we’ve created them and at the same time reinterpreted their mascot – commissioner Poach.
Nastya Golovicheva, 06/10/2022
Our favorite cases come from friendships! Here is a story of how we made illustrations for t-shirts with Recycle Object.
Nastya Golovicheva, 05/13/2022
There are a lot of projects we can’t share with you due to NDA terms. Even more illustrations wait for a specific moment to be shown. Some of them are so beautiful that we feel the need to share them with you under any circumstances. Our secret New Year’s project is to be announced in December, but there is something we can show you right now!
Nastya Golovicheva, 04/13/2022
Most of our clients come back to us with new exciting projects. This is what happened with Remedy Lab, for whom Tim Yarzhombek illustrated an advent calendar a year ago. The clinic’s team was so happy with how it turned out that they recently proposed a new and even more interesting project.
Nastya Golovicheva, 02/15/2022
Illustrations for calendars is a typical seasonal task for us, especially around New Year’s, but that makes us like them even more.This time we made a calendar for Devexperts for 2022 with a full immersion in the technological future!
Nastya Golovicheva, 01/21/2022
We always appreciated projects that could be recreated in real life. So this time we designed branded illustrations for walls of «Otkritie» bank break rooms.
Nastya Golovicheva, 12/29/2021
This project was different from anything we have ever done – this time we made an illustration guidebook for one of the largest Russian telecommunication company «beeline». Now it is time to share our experience.
Nastya Golovicheva, 11/19/2021
We made illustrations, that can pay for your purchases! Let us tell you what they are and where you can get them.
Nastya Golovicheva, 10/15/2021
The game is on! Illustrations for «Shtuka» (Russian for «a thing») are made by agency artists. Each one contains easter eggs from their childhood, culture, or certain civilizations. Here is how «Shtuka» was made – a game interesting to play at any age.
Liza Podymskaya, 09/30/2021
We love projects that turn illustrations into solutions for business tasks. For example, not long ago we drew life-style scenes of a modern family for Superposition® – a company that creates marketing, branding and strategies for developers.
Liza Podymskaya, 08/19/2021
Yandex.Maps conducted a study of unusual names of villages and different towns of Russia, and Sonya Korshenboim from our studio transferred this study to illustrations.
Liza Podymskaya, 08/06/2021
We are sure that art makes the world a better place, and that we are happy when we see it in person. Recently, more than 100 meters of sound insulation screens around the residential complex under construction for the Donstroy company were decorated with illustrations. We will tell you more about the project.
Liza Podymskaya, 07/09/2021
Creating animated trailers for movies about design created by Bang Bang Education online school has become a nice tradition for our studio. Our illustrators created 33 matryoshkas for the “33 words about design” movie, and for “Lepota”, the most recent one, 23 artists have drawn balalaikas in their own style.
Liza Podymskaya, 04/01/2021
This is the second pack of illustrations we have made for SberBank. The first one was drawn by 15 illustrators and represented their vision of life in 2041. These 10 illustrations are drawn by Gleb Solntsev for an app used by VIP clients.
Liza Podymskaya, 03/05/2021
2020 has become a real challenge for all of us, and the small businesses had to fight the hardest to survive. As an act of support, we have created posters for the Mastercard campaign.
Liza Podymskaya, 02/19/2021
10 illustrations for the RemedyLab's advent calendar
Nastya Golovicheva, 11/27/2020
Soviet cinema is iconic for generations that have grown up watching them. Millions of people know these actors and can recognize hundreds of favorite quotes from old movies. That’s why we enjoyed our project for the Mosfilm Golden collection TV channel where we could unite modernity and classics so much.
Nastya Golovicheva, 11/18/2020
Last year Vkhutemas celebrated its 100th anniversary and to mark the occasion, various cultural establishments organized activities dedicated to the history of the legendary Russian school of art and technical studies.
Liza Podymskaya, 08/19/2020
15 splash screens for Sber Online banking application
Olya Morozova, 04/25/2019
A lecture by Ilya Mittroshin. After watching it, you will have either to think about illustration globally, or not think at all. Everything is laid out for you in this interview.
Olya Morozova, 03/22/2019
An interview with Ilya Kutoboy for posterity. In a short video, we managed to keep to the Pozner standard of questions, as well as to tackle the issues of inspiration, exhibitions and the source of illustration.
Nastya Selezneva, 03/21/2019
From the brief to the final Every job has its particular smell, Gianni Rodari once said. We would add that every job has its particular vocabulary. Today, we want to share with you some Bang! Bang! words that are good to know if you want to understand what the guys from the illustration sphere talk about.
Olya Morozova, 02/28/2019
"There is no illustration without a person," says Irina Kruglova. She is one of the pathbreakers to tell you about her way from being a graphic designer to becoming an illustrator, the demand and the place illustration has in branding.
Nastya Selezneva, 02/14/2019
If clients were to define the edits, they would call them "fundamental changes that need to be made free of charge yesterday." If an illustrator had to explain what “edits” mean, he or she would say it is the matter of taste or that awkward situation when it is easier to do what one is asked to than to get to the truth. Over the years, we have got used to making changes, but the topic of edits periodically ruffles the souls of illustrators and deepen the producers’ old wounds.
Nastya Selezneva, 03/27/2017
Meeting the deadlines, pacifying the clients and social networking is not all about the agency’s routine. We spend much time scrutinizing portfolios, answering the wannabes’ letters and taking efforts to possess ourselves while doing the first two things. It seems like we’ve got used to almost everything, having worked so long in the sphere. Yet the thought “What the hell is that?” still comes to us regularly. How do some people manage to be so active in taking other ones’ time and energy and at the same time so neglectful about his or her own skills and self-presentation?
Nastya Selezneva, 12/31/2016
Dear Santa, we’ve been really bad guys. We can read you some Brodsky for that, or we’d rather tell you a better story and show some pictures. Stories and pictures — that’s what we’re always good at. We know where you’ve got your white beard and a bag full of presents from. And we also know how you’ve changed for the last 1500 years!
Nastya Selezneva, 10/10/2016
When people are careful with money, they collect useful contacts. Every citizen of a big city has a large collection of phone numbers which one can dial when he or she needs to have things done. We never want to pay extra for the work of a nail master, a hairstylist, an estate agent or a tutor and steadily share their contacts with friends and acquaintances. In case we are not very happy with the results of their work, we think that fate has dealt us a cruel blow and look up for something optimistic about changes on the Internet.
This issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine was very special for even those of us who is not interested in glossy magazines. We had been working on it for two months before it came out in April. It is a jubilee issue, which is full of pictures from all over the world, and we are very glad that we’ve worked on it together with five illustrators from the agency. That’s why we have decided not only to share the pictures with you, but also to share the impressions and emotions of those who took part in the process.
Nastya Selezneva, 11/05/2015
“The customer is always right” – this is the motto of the consumption society, which seems to be somewhat pleasant when you don’t have to pay for something you have just broken in the shop, but turns out to be a torture when you are the one who provides service. We find it difficult to mention the things we don’t draw here. Animation, storyboards, postcards, book covers, magazines, posters are carefully created by our illustrators. And the most difficult part of work is the leat predictable one: sometimes the toughest thing to do is to make the client agree the picture. In case of a detailed task given beforehand no problems occur, it all begins when a customer has an obscure view of what he or she wants to get.
Anna Filippova, 07/18/2014
Ancient Russian art became interesting for everyone in early 19th century. The interest in it was more archaeological than artistic, though. There was no understanding of its aesthetic value, that’s why the early imitators of this style made rather perfunctory things. Only at the end of the century the artists managed to feel that old style.
Anna Filippova, 05/27/2014
It took surprisingly much talent and lots of efforts to create an object of graphic arts which had two months to live at most. What is more, the artist had to meet such deadlines like to have the work finished by the next day morning after he has watched the movie in the afternoon. But neither transience nor haste prevented this genre from contributing to the history of the Soviet avant-garde.
Anna Filippova, 03/28/2014
If font is a universal designer's tool but lettering is just one-off art object. That is why it often becomes so-called backwater for illustrators not for font designers. So, general practice demonstrates a wonderful thing that painters are fond of letters no less than type-designers. Their ardent love is able to atone a lack of pedantry via imagination and passion.
Anna Filippova, 11/21/2013
Japanese placard has always been one of the most enigmatical national schools, at least for a Western viewer. The Japanese with their inscrutable minds and logic seem to be mad. They have always had their spirit. Despite some difficulties in decoding, all the people watch their works with rapt attention.
Last summer we left the office to take a slow short stroll and to take pictures of what we call “pictures” and what we see every day over and over again. Then we came back to the office.
Tanya Devaeva, 01/23/2013
Modern movie posters are often blamed for their primitiveness and close similarity. The critics often contrast them with designers’ favorite ones from the cool posters collections: something Polish or Hollywood, some constructivism. How to differ a good poster from an ordinary one off the cuff? You shoud fancy it in a designer’s bedroom. If it’s ok — the poster is really awesome. And if the image refers to the crush-room full of cardboard Jacks Sparrow — it sucks.
Tanya Devaeva, 06/04/2012
People often ask us “Why an agency? Why can’t an illustrator and a client work without an intermediary?”. Let us explain what we do.
There are plenty of intermediaries between a customer and a doer in the world of advertising. Advertising agencies, production studios, designer companies use illustrating, photo and retouching service. Young, well-read, stylish and witty people who read the same magazines, listen to the same music and watch the same movies work there. That is why you intuitively anticipate their adequate attitude to the creative work. But they behave as if they have got something wrong into their heads.
There are some issues that can get everybody worked up. When you touch upon the issue of copyright in illustration not from idle curiosity you need to consult an experienced specialist in order to get some reference to the civil code. A counsel Janina Jeger and a lawyer Anna Brilliantova are going to say something serious and adult about this important and disturbing question.
Summer is the time for everything light, vitamins, fruit, vegetables, cereals, light salads, fruit cocktails, and fresh juices. We spoke to our illustrators and colleagues about food and beverage packaging design, its value and the creative process behind.
Being faced the question of how to use efficiently illustration and cartoon animation in advertising we decided to ask about it four leading agencies art-directors (Leo Burnett, TBWA, ex-BBDO and Firma) and a one trendy magazine. Also we forwarded this question to three popular illustrators and one designer. Finally, we've got some response.