KinoKlassika Foundation creates programs of restorations, publications, art commissions, film screening and other events, all with an aim to spotlight Russian language cinema.
The year of 2017 marked the centenary of the Russian Revolution. To celebrate this date, KinoKlassika Foundation hosted a gala screening of Eisenstein’s famous masterpiece - «October: Ten Days That Shook The World» (1928) with live accompaniment by the London Symphony Orchestra in Barbican Centre. I had a chance to join KinoKlassika team and create an identity for the event.
Together with the founder of KinoKlassika, Justine Waddell, we decided to go away from the usual constructivist aura, that seems to find it's ways in all the artwork created for Russian-related events nowadays.
Taking an inspiration from one of the most famous October's poster (1928, author unknown), that features iconic characters of the film, combining it with Pobeda font and rich golden-brown colour palette, created a unique, consistent identity, that looks modern, yet classic.
Key visuals were applied on many different platforms: from posters, invitations and banners to merchandise and decorations for the event.
The amount of work put into the event reflected in the program, designed specifically for the guests of the screening. It includes information about the director, film itself as well as the work of the KinoKlassika Foundation.