RARIS - Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia
an high capacity institution based in Eastern Serbia region for planning, coordinating & delivering socio-economic development measures

 

RARIS – Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia

Founders of RARIS:

  • Municipalities of Majdanpek, Kladovo, Bor, Knjaževac, Boljevac, Negotin and Sokobanja, the City of Zaječar,
  • Regional Chamber of Commerce Zaječar,
  • Strabag d.o.o.,
  • NGO “The Timok Club”,
  • Faculty of Management Zaječar

Objective of RARIS is to support development initiatives based on institutional networking and partnerships aiming at sustainable development of Eastern Serbia.

The logo of the regional brand of Eastern Serbia “Balcanica Superior” is selected

Competition for the logo design of the regional brand of eastern Serbia “Balcanica Superior”is officially over. During the competition RARIS has guided intensive campaign and only on Facebook, more than 100.000 people was reached. For the competition, we received 227 proposals from 134 contestants. The commission has selected work of Slovenian design studio “Felician Sedmak” from Ljubljana for the regional brand’s logo:

Based on the ancient motifs and national patterns, the main graphic element embodies the spirit of Eastern Serbia. Carefully designed with sound proportions and meticulous precision, it represents the fine balance between traditional pattern design and modern branding implementation.

Further manipulation of this pattern originally inspired by the ancient Slavic and Vlachian embroidery works allowed a perceptive implementation of Balcanica Superior initials ‘B’ and ’S’ into shape for greater utilization of identity within the artwork.

Balcanica Superior logotype design consists of two crucial components — the graphic symbol and typographic constituent. Both have been designed with great attention to correlate one to each other and to form a cohesive visual unity of the entire graphic mark.

The typography part of the Balcanica Superior logotype incorporates a softer yet convincing character based on classic Roman square capitals. This perfectly corresponds with its Roman-based name and to a degree with eastern Serbia connection to Roman antiquity and history.

Another classic component of Balcanica Superior identity is its color scheme. Passionate red and reliable grey form a solid union. Both tones reflecting the region’s and country’s natural and cultural legacy.

The author’s statement can be seen here:

Soon RARIS will submit the request within National Intellectual Property Office in order to ensure legal protection of the logo “Balcanica Superior”

Thanks to the all who took part and have sent the propositions. 

Special acknowledgement from the Commission goes to Dunja Jovanović from Šabac and to Branislav Marković from Novi Sad who entered the final selection.