106-year-old art forms this year's Champions League branding

Champions League branding for 2022 final
Champions League branding for the 2022 final has been given an abstract expression this time. Photo: UEFA.com

A special Russian art with the geometry as the focal point, forms the basis for this year's visual expression for the Champions League final.

The final itself takes place in the Russian metropolis of St. Petersburg and the two Russian artists Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich are the main inspiration behind the CL 22 branding, created by the locally known artist Maksim Zhestkov.

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The technique, which is called Suprematism, is an art movement developed more than a century ago, by the artist Kazimir Malevich .

References to the history

The abstract expression that contains references to the city's iconic bridges that cross the Neva River and historical attractions, such as Saint Isaac's Cathedral and the monument erected by the city's founder Peter the Great, The Bronze Horseman. Europe's tallest building, the Lakhta Center, which overlooks this year's final location Gazprom Arena, can also be found in the design.

Was the first host in 1915

- By experimenting with the purest forms taken from the city, we were able to create a lively composition full of anticipation and energy to accompany the finale, Maksim Zhestkov tells UEFA.com . By the way, St. Petersburg hosted the first suprematist exhibition back in 1915.

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Source: UEFA.com

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