Artemov Artel was named one of the World’s best design firms in the inaugural edition of WOLDA, the Worldwide Logo Annual. Two logos created by Artel (Logo for top-stylist Natasha Balabanova and BLOBS logo) were selected with other 192 (174 for wolda Professional and 18 for Wolda Talent) among of almost 1.100 excellent entries from 43 countries around the world.

The logo for top-stylist Natasha Balabanova, has been selected for the “Best of Nation” award and with other Artel’s logo for Blobs company will be included in the Wolda ‘08 printed annual, plus an honourable mention on the Wolda website.

To select the winners, an innovative international three-tier jury consisting of 10 top design professionals, 10 major international Clients and finally of 10 members of the public, reviewed all the logos submitted following a unique process which reflects the actual process that turns any logo into a successful logo: the designers decide what to present to the clients, the clients decide what to present to the public, but in the end it is always the public that decides if a brand is successful.

The 30 judges have been selected respectively from ICOGRADA (International Council of Graphic Design Associations), AQUENT and CONSUMERES INTERNATIONAL.

All winning entries for Wolda ’08 are displayed online at and will be published towards the end of December in the 2008 annual.

Blobs™ brand identity
Logo for top-stylist Natasha Balabanova