Behold Russia's unofficial 201∞ presidential campaign logos
Like countless other Russians unimpressed by the Central Elections Commission’s official logo for the 2018 presidential election, designer Alexey Solovyov decided to have some fun with the artwork. In his versions of the election logo, Solovyov changed the number eight into different symbols to represent three of the race’s most prominent candidates: Vladimir Putin (who’s yet to declare his candidacy), Ksenia Sobchak, and Alexey Navalny (whom federal officials say will not be allowed on the ballot).
Solovyov used an infinity symbol to depict Putin’s logo, two bare breasts (or eyeglasses, depending on whom you ask) to represent Sobchak, and a pair of handcuffs for Navalny.
Navalny shared the images on his Twitter account, writing, “This is bad, but captures things perfectly.”
Это хорошо (то есть плохо, но подмечено отлично) pic.twitter.com/hy3Sl34wbK— Alexey Navalny (@navalny) November 30, 2017
On her Instagram account, Sobchak called her a logo a “depravity test,” where readers either see breasts or eyeglasses.
It’s unknown if Vladimir Putin has seen Solovyov’s infinity logo.