V–A–C / GES–2
December 2021
V–A–C Foundation
Moscow

From the beginning of 2017 to the end of 2021, we’ve been working on the graphic language of the V–A–C Foundation (and its main location, GES-2 in Moscow – a former power station rebuilt by RPBW). In short, we tried to explore the idea of a ‘diagrammatic language’ – an ever-changing typology of subjective diagrams, mapping all relationships and activities taking place within the universe of V–A–C.

This diagrammatic language was implemented in close collaboration with the V–A–C in-house graphic design team (headed by Lyosha Kritsouk) – and consisted of numerous templates, manuals, proposals, presentations, animations, catalogues, clocks, murals, a sign system, a website, and many other items. In collaboration with type designer Roman Gornitsky, a custom-made typeface (‘Diagramatika’) was developed as well.

The full scope of this project has yet to be fully archived and documented – we’ll start working on this soon.

Image: Rough sketch for a facade banner (one out of several proposals), 2019

( c ) 1997 – 2022