Art. Lebedev Studio

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Art. Lebedev Studio
Industry Internet
Founded 1995
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Key people
Artemy Lebedev

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

The studio creates industrial and graphic design for commercial entities and doesn't accept work from private citizens and political or religious organizations. Its motto is "Design will save the world." As of November 2011, they have five principal art directors and over 200 employees. The Studio’s headquarters is situated in Moscow, and there are offices in Kiev and New York.[1][2]

According to the rating of Russian advertising research company AdMe, Art. Lebedev Studio is the leading web studio in Russia.[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 work[edit]

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.


The studio's official website is available in Russian and English. Examples of work in the portfolio are often explained in detail.

The Russian version of the site has technical advice in HTML, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, CSS and other web technologies.

To accentuate the studio's particular attention to typesetting, 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.[4]

Design work[edit]

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.[5]

The studio released the Optimus Maximus keyboard, with customizable Organic light-emitting diode displays on every key.[6]

See also[edit]

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


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