Art. Lebedev Studio is a design firm in Russia , founded in 1995 by Artemy Lebedev .

The studio creates industrial and graphic design for commercial entities and does not accept projects from private citizens and political or religious organizations. Its motto is ” Design will save the world. ” As of November 2011, it has five major art directors and over 100 employees. The studio has its headquarters in Moscow , and other offices in Kiev and New York City . [1] [2]

Art. Lebedev Studio is owned by the holding company Art. Lebedev Group (ALG), which owns several other design and advertising companies. quote needed ]

History and work

The studio began with graphic design, then expanded to include interfaces , web design , and most recently industrial design. It has an educational center, a publishing house , a media department, and several software teams. In 2011, Russian advertising research company AdMe called them the leading web studio in Russia. [3]


The studio’s official website is available in Russian and English. The Russian version of the site has HTML , XML, XSLT , JavaScript , CSS and other web technologies. The site is typeset as if it were a printed book; for example, punctuation marks and characters which extend to the left (Ф, О, Т, V, т and others others) are rendered several pixels to the left when they are at the beginning of a line. [4]

Design work

Art. Lebedev Studio produced the design for Russian search engine Yandex , Alfa-Bank financial group , the news sites Lenta.Ru and Gazeta.Ru and Russian promotional websites for Microsoft and Intel . [5]

They designed the Optimus Maximus keyboard , with customizable Organic light-emitting diode displays on every key, [6] and the Just5 Brick mobile phone. [7] They also won a public vote for the best redesign of the Moscow Metromap, in 2013.

See also

  • Parser , a web scripting language developed by the studio for its web projects and released as free software .


  1. Jump up^ “A few words about Lebedev Studio Art” . . Retrieved 14 May 2011 .
  2. Jump up^ [ permanent dead link ]
  3. Jump up^ “Результаты рейтинга: TOP-100 ведущих веб-студий 2007” . Archived from the original on 18 September 2008 . Retrieved 14 May 2011 .
  4. Jump up^ “Artemy Lebedev’s .com-Mandership, § 120. Hanging punctuation” . 19 October 2005 . Retrieved 14 May 2011 .
  5. Jump up^ “Portfolio of Art.Lebedev Studio” . Archived from the original on 6 May 2011 . Retrieved 14 May 2011 .
  6. Jump up^ “Vaporware 2007: Long Live the King” . Wired . December 20, 2007.
  7. Jump up^ “Art Lebedev Studio launches 90s-style mobile phone | News” . Retrieved 2016-09-18 .