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

Art. Lebedev Studio
Key people
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 principal art directors and over 100 employees. The studio has its headquarters in Moscow, as well as other offices in Kiev and New York City.[1][2][3]

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


History and workEdit

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.[4]


The studio's official website is available in Russian and English. The Russian version of the site has technical advice in 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 several others) are rendered several pixels to the left when they are at the beginning of a line.[5]

Design workEdit

Art. Lebedev Studio produced the design for Russian search engine Yandex, financial group Alfa-Bank, the news sites Lenta.Ru and Gazeta.Ru and Russian promotional websites for Microsoft and Intel.[6]

They designed the Optimus Maximus keyboard, with customizable Organic light-emitting diode displays on every key,[7] and the Just5 Brick mobile phone.[8] They also won a public vote for the best redesign of the Moscow Metro map, in 2013.

See alsoEdit

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


  1. ^ "A few words about Art. Lebedev Studio". Retrieved 14 May 2011.
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  3. ^ "Web Designing Help". Wednesday, 13 February 2019
  4. ^ "Результаты рейтинга: TOP-100 ведущих веб-студий 2007". Archived from the original on 18 September 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Artemy Lebedev's .com-Mandership, § 120. Hanging punctuation". 19 October 2005. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Portfolio of Art. Lebedev Studio". Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Vaporware 2007: Long Live the King". Wired. 20 December 2007.
  8. ^ "Art Lebedev Studio launches 90s-style mobile phone | News". Retrieved 18 September 2016.

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