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“Vinyl Records in the Soviet-era” illustration in Evnmag, Nov 2019

Contributed by Gor Jihanian on Oct 22nd, 2021. Artwork published in
November 2019
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    Illustration polyptych by Yerevan-based design studio Kolektiv Design Room, headed by creative directors Siranush Danielyan and Tigran Artenyan. It was featured in the November 2019 issue of Evnmag – dedicated to vinyl culture in Armenia, from the Soviet-era to the present.

    The illustrations panels highlight Soviet symbols and Armenian folklore including Мелодия (Melodiya), the major record company of the USSR, and the Legend of Akhtamar. The words “Мелодия” “ՍՈՎԵՏ” (Soviet) on the left and “ՖԻՐՄԱ” on the right appear to be hand-lettered.

    The central figure is record collector, ԳՈՒՐԳԵՆ ԽԱՆՋՅԱՆ (Gurgen Khanjyan), whose name is fitted into the layout using a hand-drawn version of Fit Armenian by Gor Jihanian.

    The title, ՎԻՆԻԼԸ ՍՈՎԵՏՈՒՄ. «ԴԱ ՈՐՍ ԷՐ», and subhead of the article are set in Montserrat Armenian by Vahan Hovhannisyan.

    The small serif type on the top of the page is Arek by Khajag Apelian – see also this post about the use of Arek in a previous post about the magazine.

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