Nvard Yerkanyan
Soviet Modernist Architecture in Armenia

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The series of Soviet Modernist Architecture in Armenia is a continuous project. It is an ode to the architectural heritage that is either lost or unfairly undervalued. The main aim of the project is to reveal the beauty and the value of Soviet modernist architecture to the indifferent public through the magic of colors and shapes which accentuate brutal, yet fascinating forms of these monuments.

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations are printed on various objects and sold online through Society6, limited edition prints are also available for purchase.

How did you make this work:
Caption for each illustration:1) Viewing platform in Sevan 2) Central Bus Station in Hrazdan 3) "Seagull", road mark at the northern entry of Yerevan 4) Diving tower in Etchmiadzin 5) Tigran Petrosian Chess house in Yerevan

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Nvard Yerkanyan is an Armenian independent graphic designer and illustrator based in Florence, Italy. She is the co-founder and curator of WHY Graphic Design Festival in Florence (www.whyfestival.com) and co-founder of AJZ space and curatorial art collective (www.ajzspace.org). Studied Architecture (BA), Graphic Design (MA) and Cultural Criticism (MA), in her artistic practices, Nvard try to combine all the disciplines and skills. Her interests mainly focus on issues of public spaces, urban transformations, and cultural heritage. She works as a freelancer internationally and is passionate about design that serves to a good cause. Co-founding member of Docomomo Armenia.