Russian vodka label Stolichnaya has apparently uncovered its brand heritage after years of communist-driven secrecy. International brand director Vincent Gillet says, ‘Following an 18-month period of archive research which has taken us from New York to Moscow, we have finally been able to unveil the legendary history of this Russian classic.’ Stolichnaya, which is the world’s third biggest international vodka brand, claims its origins stem from the early 1900s and was the first vodka to be exported outside Russia.
The branding features a strong, typographic logo based on the designer’s initials, and a “clashing” colour palette of beige and pink.
Last week, we wrote about a new retrospective on graphic designer Nigel Waymouth, whose psychedelic work graced the album covers of Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix during the 1960s. Now,
Illustrator and designer Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
The organisation’s ongoing Design in the Public Sector programme will focus on addressing lifestyle issues such as smoking through prevention methods as part of a 16-week course.