to set the nautical mood.

To make city spaces come to life, pedestrian crossings were improved with themed patterns. The patterns make use of nautical knots in their design to remind that Odessa is the country’s largest seaport.

Pedestrian knot

The drawings are applied with a special acrylic paint or thermoplastic. While improving the appearance of the crossing, the patterns do not distract drivers or pedestrians.

Only the two central stripes are tied together

The rope crossings unobtrusively remind about the sea and become a memorable detail of the city landscape. They are planned to decorate some of Odessa’s quieter streets.

In perspective

Project developed at the Odessa design workshop

artistic director

  • Artemy Lebedev

art director

  • Ludwig Bistronovsky


  • Sergey Rovinsky
  • Valeria Palgueva


  • Aleksandr Nosikov

project manager

  • Yulia Nikolaeva
The studio wishes to thank Impact Hub Odessa for technical assistance