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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Mikhail Mikhailovich Adamovich (Biographical details)

Mikhail Mikhailovich Adamovich (designer; Russian; Male; 1884 - 1947)

Also known as

Adamovich, Mikhail Mikhailovich


Adamovich graduated from the Stroganov Arts and Industry School in Moscow in 1907 and worked as a decorative painter in Moscow. He was an artist at the State Porcelain Factory in Leningrad from 1918 to 1919 and again from 1921 to 1923. He later worked at the Volkhov Ceramic Factory near Novgorod (1924-7) and at the Dulevo Ceramic Factory near Moscow (?1927-33).


N. Lobanov-Rostovsky, 'Revolutionary Ceramics: Soviet Porcelain 1919-1927', New York 1990
Oxford and London 1984, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and Crafts Council, London, London, 'Art into Production: Soviet Ceramics and Textiles'.