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  • Bolshoi Theater
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    The Bolshoi Theater logo

    Overview   Process  

    Task: to design a new logo while keeping the backbone elements intact

    The State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia—the country’s premier venue—is one of the most recognizable symbols of Russia. It’s known worldwide for being a major music and culture centre, true to the nation’s rich opera and dance traditions. The newly restored historical stage was re-opened in October of 2011. The update went far beyond the walls, bringing a need for the logo being remodeled as well, while keeping its core elements: the general shape and the image of the theater’s facade. The job called for extra care with the original materials as the Bolshoi logo is among Russia’s four most recognized logos. The modernization was an absolute success even with all the restrictions.

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    Basic logo features all the must-haves with the historical stage building in the center. This facade is intimately familiar to all Russians, being featured on a hundred-ruble bill

    Release date: October 13 2011

    Cast:

    artistic director
    Artemy Lebedev
    art director
    Ludwig Bistronovsky
    secret advisor
    Ilya Mikhaylov
    designer
    Evgeny Zorin
    illustrators
    Marina Novikova
    Yana Moskalyuk
    type designers
    Elena Novoselova
    Taisiya Lushenko
    project managers
    Kristina Sinitsa
    Andrey Dyakov
    bolshoi logo options
    Formal versions
    The grand version of the logo has it all, Muses included

    Upon the re-opening of the Bolshoi historical stage, the theater will present a number of unique projects, including visiting performances from the likes of Teatro alla Scala, Covent Garden, Vienna Opera, and Opéra de Paris. These special events have logos of their own.

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    Welcoming international guests

    The logo allows for a full-color background.

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    Modern-looking classic

    A special set of logos is prepared for small applications.

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    A version with simplified graphics and less contrast in text

    Though, it looks great even when blown up all the way.




     


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