FourPlus is a design studio located in Sofia, founded in 2008, with worldwide clientele and awards distinguishing their practices and work. Leading the studio are Ivaylo Nedkov, Jelio Dimitrov, Pavel Pavlov and Vera Schwartz, who grew up in different cities but their love of design, graffiti, pursuit of advancement and growth united them in Sofia. Over the years, FourPlus has concentrated their efforts on Visual Identity and Motion Design. Their leading principles are the holistic approach, the freedom to experiment and to always be on the lookout for new techniques that will help expand the team’s expertise.
Strategy is a key stage in developing visual identity projects. The exploration that goes into this preparation phase is a vital ingredient. The goal is to lay a solid conceptual base on which to build the creative solutions. FourPlus Studio is comprised of a diverse set of individuals with all kinds of skills, interests and mindsets, which allows for flexibility and freedom in the ways they approach each new project.
2021 LogoLounge Book 12 / LogoLounge
2020 Mail Me Art: Contemporary Design for Invitations, Postcards, Stamps & Seals / Sandu Publishing
2020 Santed Magazine / #34 NEUROPE
2020 Communication Arts / Typography Annual 10
2019 Communication Arts / Typography Annual 9
2018 Communication Arts / Typography Annual 8
2018 Brand magazine / 36th issue – ”Life Manual II”
2017 Brand Magazine, 36th issue
2017 I-Plus magazine
2016 Logo Talks IV / Arpower
2016 101 Business Card Designs / Print Together & Sample Mag
2015 Print Matters / Viction:ary
2013 Chois Gallery Vol.25
2013 Brand and Single page design / Designerbooks
2010 LogoLounge Master Book 2 / LogoLounge
2009 LogoLounge Book 5 / LogoLounge
2020 Communication Arts - Typography Competition / Environmental - FourPlus's Value Cards 2019 Communication Arts - Typography Competition / Environmental - Pirogov Children's Ward 2018 Communication Arts - Typography Competition / Identity - Make&Take Pizza Communication Arts - Typography Competition / Calligraphy & Hand Lettering - "Hit&Run", Airtracks Snowboard Bronze / FARA - Corporate Identity / Power Pops Bronze / FARA - Corporate Identity / ReInvent Bronze / FARA - Art Direction / Pirogov Children's Ward 2017 Communication Arts – Typography Competition / Identity - Make&Take Pizza Communication Arts – Typography Competition / Calligraphy & Hand Lettering – „Hit&Run“, Airtracks Snowboard Red Dot Design Award – App Your Future / illustration & animation Silver / FARA – Corporate Identity / Make&Take Pizza Silver / FARA – Corporate Identity / Bagri Restaurant Bronze / FARA – Packaging / Make&Take Pizza boxes Bronze / FARA – Art Direction / You are what you read 2014 Silver / FARA – New Communication Channels / Sprite Graffiti Font Bronze / FARA – Communication Campaign / Sprite Graffiti Fest Bronze / FARA – Media Campaign / Sprite Graffiti Fest
CLIENTS AND COOPERATIONS:
Our projects range from long-term partnerships to quick and interesting short-term tasks. We work with local clients as well as ones from different corners of the world. Some are small start-ups, others are long standing and established companies. This makes our work diverse and challenging which is highly motivating. The way we choose our projects isn’t based on the scope, type of project or title of the company, but rather on its potential for an interesting, meaningful and satisfying outcome.
Design is the power to transform the environment that surrounds us through various creative solutions.
How does your national origin influence your work?
Growing up in Bulgaria has made us resilient, initiative and inventive. Financially, it also gives us a competitive advantage over other studios around the world with a similar profile.