Days of Avant-Garde is an annual city festival held in Moscow. The event is devoted to Russian avant-garde, one of the most significant trends in the culture of the 20th
century. The festival offers visitors day and night tours, lectures, workshops, concerts and performances highlighting the legacy of this artistic trend of the 1920s.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
the festival programme of events for 2017 explored the theme of Ten Revolutions - the transformations in various areas of life that took place in the first decades of Soviet power: social revolution, cultural revolution, engineering revolution, architectural revolution, industrial revolution, revolution in fine art, revolution in poetry, revolution in music, revolution in cinema, revolution in theatre.
Ten iconic constructivist buildings have become the main festival venues. Each of ten venues symbolized one of ten revolutions: Shukhov Radio Tower, The Narkomfin Building, Communal House of the Textile Institute, the former bread factory No. 9, The Rusakov Workers' Club, the Khavsko-Shabolovsky residential complex, the ZIL (Likhachev Palace of Culture) Culture Centre, Danilovsky Mostorg Department Store, School No. 600 on Drovyanaya Square and MArchI (Moscow Architectural Institute).
We were asked to design the festival's visual identity and various souvenirs representing ten main festival venues. The festival's visual identity explores the visual language of constructivism combining spatial geometric elements and the basic elements of architecture: volume, mass, colour, space and rhythm.
Ten icons used to mark the main festival venues iconic were initially part of our The New Moscow Constructivist map