Editor’s column

We’re only two issues old, the magazine has just been put up. But we have already managed to do something since we opened. In September, the magazine traveled directly from the printers to the capital to participate in the World Advertising Forum. Even the editorial board received the magazine later — part of the run was being printed while another part was being distributed in Moscow. In a few days the first presentation of the magazine was successfully held in Saint-Petersburg Design Gallery / bulthaup. The event turned out to be happy and crowded — even 400 copies brought here in advance were not enough for everybody. This is how some of the guests spoke of the presentation the next day: «Usually, such events are attractive with food and drinks for free, and you were different — you’ve told a lot of interesting things». In Moscow, we told a lot of interesting things in turms of the exhibition Advertising 2007, where the presentation of the first issue was held. too. Then we won the first professional award — in November we participated in Saint-Petersburg Design Biennale Modulor, and the art director of the magazine Anastasia Kolesnikova took the bronze in traditionally very intense and competitive category «Graphic Design». And this is just the early days!

Projector will necessarily collect its friends on publishing every issue. For example, in mid-February, we are organizing an exhibition at the British Higher School of Design in Moscow, and in March, the Day of Graphic Design, we’ll participate in the exhibition Design and Advertising, then we’re going to Kiev International Advertising Festival. And, of course, we’ll drink to Projector in Staint-Petersburg.

During this time, we’ve had the first subscribers and advertisers. This means the magazine is trusted, it’s in demand and will continue growing up. Altogether, we published four issues in 2008, — you are holding the January one. We’ll come out again in May, August and November. Subscribe, read, write letters «Dear editors!..»



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    In September the magazine traveled right out of the printing office to the capital in order to participate in the International advertising forum. As for the ditorial board, the magazine reached it even later— part of the run was still in print while the first copies were already received by the subscribers.

    In the «Personification» column the magazine continues to get the readers acquainted with outstanding designers of the past and our famous contemporaries. For your attention, Saint-Petersburg artist and designer Yuri Shtapakov, widely known in Russia and abroad due to his unique books, published in author circulation from one to ten copies.

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    In the author column of Olga and Alexander Florensky there will be presented their next project of the «Russian design» series: Towards IES. The works by them are kept in the collections of the leading museums of the world, including the state Russian Museum and the Hermitage (Saint-Petersburg), the Tretyakov Gallery and the state Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), numerous museums of other cities of Russia as well as KIASMA (Helsinki, Finland), the City Art Museum (Helsinki, Finland), Victoria and Albert Museum (London, Great Britain).

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    In the column «Lettering» the type history researcher Alexandra Rusakova will speak of the European and American font poster of the XIX century.

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    Our permanent author Yuri Gordon – possibly, the highest-sought font designer in Russia – will represent his garniture CONQUEROR and tell how it was designed.

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    This issue’s column «Object» examines the evolution of such a customaty item as an iron. The art historian Nina Filyuta traces the evolution of its shapes and the usage of it from faraway times till nowadays. Our expert, the famous industrial designer Evgeny Maslov, working for BMW-Designworks, comments on designer conceptions and the ways of the future possible evolution of the iron.

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    We’re also publishing in this set the interview with Saint-Petersburg designers Andrey Lyublinsky and Maria Zaborovskaya. They became famous due to their innovative projects in the field of conceptual design toys.

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    In the section «Environment» ew present the famous project Ferropolis (The Iron City), established in Germany not far from Belrin.

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    The publication about the city environment is continued with the project No city by the famous Saint-Petersburg photographer Dmitry Goryachev.

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    In the column «Interactive» the member of the editorial board and our permanent author Michael Shulenin goes on observing how young designers present their portfolios on the Internet. Also, dear sir Shulenin observes deisgn news sites.

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    In the section «Photography» the member of the editorial board, the photographer for the state Hermitage Yuri Molodkovets continues the series of publications 25 photography lessons.

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    In terms of the co-project with the state museum Tsarskoselskaya collection we publish the works by Alexey Zelensky, the photographer.

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    The section «School», devoted to design studies, the editorial board member Sergey Serov tells about «summer schools» of callygraphy run by the famous designers Yevgeny Dobrovinsky and Yuri Gulitov in Hersones. The «school» of this summer was dedicated to wine.

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    Another publication in this section presents the graduate work by Dmitry Mirilenko. His book «Dadaism typographics» has just taken gold in the nomination «graphic design» at Saint-Petersburg design biennale Modulor.

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    In the column «Books» the legendary Russian designer Maxim Zhukov, who is now worksing at the UN headquarters in New York, tells of one of his works of 1982. This is Typography, the famous book by Emil Ruder.

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    We also present the new book of the series The stars of graphic design, dedicated to the works by Yuri Gulitov.

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    In this section, the general partner of the magazine Projector, the information and bookselling company IndeksMarket presents 4 books out of their bottomless bins. This time the magazine has chosen the book Great graphics on a budget, which shows how to achieve maximal expressiveness with a minimum of resources.

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