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Natalya Bakke and Nina Kozubova

Natalya  Bakke and Nina Kozubova

Natalya Bakke and Nina Kozubova

Reno, USA; Moscow, Russia

Calligraphers, graphic artists

Biography

Nina Kozubova, Natalya Bakke (twins; maiden name the Smirnovs).
They were born in 1976 in the town of Rzhev, Tver Oblast.

In 1998, they studied drawing under Nikolay Safronov’s instruction.

In 2000, they graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, the faculty for graphical arts.
Nina lives in Moscow, Natalya in the USA.

They carry out joint and individual projects in printed and advertising graphic art, calligraphy. They are the followers of Georgy Kozubov’s calligraphy school.

Exhibitions and contests:

1995 — They won a tender for participation in the municipal project in 1995-1998, for transformation of Rzhev’s artistic and architectural face.
1998 — young talents« artistic exhibition and creative gathering, Rzhev exhibition hall
1999 — they took part in the Book Space: 20th Century exhibition, at the Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslavl
2002 — prize winners of the Fifth Open District Stroganov Festival of Young Designers in the Graphic Design and Advertising category, Moscow.
2003 — participants in a graphic art exhibition at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts museum, Moscow
2003 — participated in a graphic art exhibition in the Central House of Artists at Krymsky Val, Moscow.
2005— participated in the Grand Etiquette 2005 international exhibition in the Labels for Commodity Goods exhibition. Development of a series of labels for WELT disinfectants, Moscow

Implemented Projects:

1995
RAINBOW HEAVEN ENGLISH, development and implementation of an educational project for children, Rzhev

1996
The Rzhevskaya Pravda newspaper. Layout and logo development, Rzhev

1999
Layout development for The New Women’s House magazine, Moscow.

2000
Graphic art package for Ivan Chai tea company, Moscow; logo, corporate graphic art, advertising brochure for Medved-Tour travel agency, Moscow

2003/2005
Corporate style and advertising graphic art for WELT Company.
Moscow-Orenburg

2005
Logo and corporate style for the Medical and Biological Protection National Union, Moscow/Orenburg

2006
SCI Specialty Coatings Incorporated,
Logo, business and promo graphic art package, U.S.A.

2006
The Lodge At Galena beerhouse chain.
Logo, business and promo graphic art package, U.S.A.

2006
DLBakke Residential Designer
Logo, business and promo graphic art package, U.S.A.

2006
Sushi Moto restaurant
Logo, business and promo graphic art package, U.S.A.

2007
Logo and corporate style for KOR STUDIOS fitness studio, U.S.A.

2007
Logo and corporate style for FINSKA CONTRACTORS, U.S.A.

2007
Logo and corporate style for Infinity Engineering, U.S.A.

2008
Logo and corporate style for Keen Concepts granite workshop, U.S.A.

2005-2008
Business, promo and exhibition graphic art package for PARKETOFF (in co-authorship with Georgy Kozubov), Moscow.

2006-2008
Promo graphic art package for Murrieta`s chain of restaurants, U.S.A.

Author works

The Tale of Tsar Saltan (A.S. Pushkin)

Paper, inks, watercolors, metallic pigments, steel nibs, sable brush; Accordion Bound, 30x40 cm, 2010

Wedding cards

Paper, ink, English nib Osmiroid, 10x13 cm, 2009

Eight wedding poem wishes in a wedding album of the Zhukovs family

Pointed pen, sepia and gold pigment, 32х32 cm, 2009

Eight wedding poem wishes in a wedding album of the Zhukovs family

Pointed pen, sepia and gold pigment, 32х32 cm, 2009

Eight wedding poem wishes in a wedding album of the Zhukovs family

Pointed pen, sepia and gold pigment, 32х32 cm, 2009

A calligraphic composition – Dedication

Paper, brush, 47х76 cm, 2005

Wedding card "Christopher & Kerry". 2008

Paper, ink, pen, graphic pad, computer graphics, 2008

Invitation to Laura’s fest

Paper, ink, pen, graphic pad, computer graphics, 17x38 cm, 2008

Calligraphically designed handmade tray

Pyrography. 2005

Menu card for children for restaurant chain "Murietta`s"

Paper, ink, pen, graphic pad, computer graphics, 2008

Poem for just married

Paper, ink, pen, graphic pad, computer graphics, 2007

Calligraphy composition “Union”

Writing paper, watercolor, sharp-pointed nib pen, authors technique, 34x9,5 cm, 2008

Calligraphic design of the book of wishes for just married. “Don’t speak about love being in love...”

Paper, ink, flat-nibbed pen, brush, watercolour, 2006

Envelope with a calligraphically written address

Paper, ink, pen, 2005

Table cards for the restaurant chain "Murietta`s"

Paper, ink, pen, round-nibbed brushes, acryl, digital page planning, 2008

Cover of an advertising catalogue

Paper, ink, pen, graphic pad, digital page planning, 2008

Advertisement for restaurant chain "Murietta`s"

Paper, ink, flat-nibbed pens, digital page planning, 2008

Invitation to a new born son’s birthday party

Paper, ink, pen, graphic pad, digital page planning, 2008
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