About the Film
It is commonly believed that there is no specific Russian approach to design. But what if people have been underestimating the influence of culture, history, and the surrounding reality on the style and aesthetic guidelines of those who create our visual environment? A company of 33 modern Russian designers came united to examine this theory, among whom are several famous names like Artemy Lebedev, Valery Golyzhenkov, Pokras Lampas, Anton Schneider, Denis Bashev, and Oleg Pashchenko.
Born in 1980 and a graduate of the Philosophy Department at St. Petersburg State University, Natalya Klimchuk was the creator and the head of the illustrative department of Artemy Lebedev Studio. In 2008, she co-founded Bang! Bang! illustrative agency, and in 2017, established the online design school Bang Bang Education. She is the co-director and co-author of 100 Years of Design and 33 Words About Design.
Olga Morozova was born in 1981 in the Ural Mountains, where she received a law education. She practiced classical ballet while dreaming of filmmaking. At 18, Morozova moved to Moscow to enter VGIK, but her path turned towards Lebedev Studio. In 2008, she collaborated with Natalya Klimchuk, starting the illustrative agency Bang! Bang!