Brands on Tombstones

by: Ilya Vedrashko

English Russia has a collection of Ukrainian mobsters' tombstones. Note how many of them have a depiction of a Mercedes -- a symbol of a certain social status in the 90s. Do these tombstones reinforce a brand impression on a casual cemetery visitor? Do the impressions change after 5, 10 years?

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The Cooling of Russian Design, Web and Advertising

by: Scott Goodson

Some very hot graphics and design are coming out of Russia and the
Ukraine. Sitting here in StrawberryFrog New York, I am glued to the
very cool studios along the Volga. Or should I say in Nile Studio, a very hot shop in a very cold landscape, with a very funky website.

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