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Rutube Identity for Rutube, c.2011

From two superpowers comes one superlogo.

Cuban Council Did

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When the Russian video portal Rutube contacted us to remake their identity, our first thought was "Thank god the Cold War is over." Otherwise, a partnership of this kind might have caused a national security scare.

With firm roots in the often hilarious, home-made, user-generated content category, Rutube needed a new identity that would express their shift towards offering the highest quality content with a design & technology base far superior to that of any of their competitors.

Cuban Council's solution was to create a simple & stylish custom word mark with a broad international appeal. Layered with fun imagery taken straight from their user-submitted content, or used on a simple flat background, the Rutube logo is an identity that speaks to a company making serious strides in the video market whilst also giving a wink to their slightly lowbrow origins.

We think the message is clear: Rutube is not what it used to be, anymore.

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