2022 UEFA Champions League final branding unveiled
Famous Russian art inspires branding for the 2022 UEFA Champions League final at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg
Drawing on an abstract art style inspired by Russian artists Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich, the branding for the 2022 UEFA Champions League final in Saint Petersburg has been revealed. The visual captures the vibrant atmosphere around the White Nights festival, which will be celebrated when the final will take place.
The visual includes references to Saint Petersburg's iconic bridges, which tr averse the Neva river. Also depicted are the Scarlet Sails, famously known as part of the Saint Petersburg White Nights festival. The Bronze Horseman, a monument to the city's founder Peter the Great, and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are also included in the design. The Lakhta Centre, Europe's tallest building which overlooks the Gazprom Arena, completes the design.
The branding was created by renowned local artist Maksim Zhestkov, who used a technique called Suprematism, an art movement focused on basic geometric forms and which was developed by Malevich over a century ago.