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Remembering the victims of the Holocaust
Who if not me?
A project for RFE/RL Moldovan service
This was a large scale project related to a series of public debates being held in Moldova. The page not only serves as a platform to the debates themselves, but you can also read/watch/listen to the best materials from the Moldovan site. The debates are ongoing to this day and will continue for next several months so we need to constantly update the page with information about upcoming debates.
Our team created not only the special site, but also the whole visual style for the event: logo, color palette, design for graphic materials/souvenirs/t-shirts etc. This was an important and big event in Moldova. It was widely quoted, discussed and shared on other Moldovan media and social networks.
A project for RFE/RL Tatar-Bashkir RU service
This project was dedicated to a small ethnic group, settled along the Volga and Kama rivers in Russia, and their traditional prayers and rituals that they live by. For this project we created a website with an interesting parallax effect for the main image, some 3D images (see more about one of those images here). The project was very warmly received by the readers, translated and republished by other RFE/RL services and highly quoted on social media.
The project is full of fantastic photographs and videos provided by the Idel.Realii team. We created a lot of illustrations for the project and we are especially proud of the color palette and the typography of the site.
A project for RFE/RL Balkan service
This project is dedicated to the story of Diana Budisavljevic, an extremely brave woman who has heroically rescued thousands of lives during World War II. The site is richly illustrated with dozens of historical and modern-time photos and videos. It was created in a sepia color palette with golden typographical elements to highlight the historical intimacy of the story and high the respect for the heritage of this memorable person.
Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust
A project for RFE/RL Balkan service
This project was a big challenge for our team. We created a timeline, which tells the story of the Holocaust day-by-day. The customer asked us to create a custom image which would include the concentration camp, barbed wire and nine yellow jewish star patches, hanging from the wire (see the process of creating this image here). Each star should represent one chapter in the story. We also added custom animation of the falling rain for dramatic effect, since the project tells about truly tragic events in the history of mankind.
We were highly inspired by typography and documents from the WWII. That's why we choose Futura, as a support typeface for our RFE brand typeface, Skolar. Futura was frequently used for official documents during that time, especially for documentation in the the concentration camps. We also added the effect of the old torn paper and some graphic elements like the images of the barbed wire to divide the chapters from each other added the feeling of old days to the overall modern web project.
Who If Not Me?
A project for RFE/RL Kazakh and Kazakh RU services
This is a site which features a series of interviews with young Kazakh human rights activists. We wanted the main look and feel of this project to be: young, light and bright. This is why we used white backgrounds contrasting with very bright splashes of colorful paint. We added a brush font for headers and some fancy paint splash animations.
A project for RFE/RL Belorussian service
This project was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster of 1986. The Belorussian service collected together a number of stories, photographs, videos dedicated to the tragedy, to serve as a small online encyclopedia of the disaster. Our team created a special site, a timeline of the catastrophe and a 3D visualization of the nuclear reactor and its' surroundings -- see here.