Yakovlev Alexander

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer

Graduated from the University of the Press with a degree in Book Drawing and Design.

He has repeatedly participated in Russian and international exhibitions of drawing and caricature.

Member of the Union of Artists of Russia.

2003 – winner in the nomination “Book drawing” International Festival of Arts

“From the avant-garde to the present day” (St. Petersburg)

2008 – winner of the National Children’s Literary award “Cherished Dream” (Moscow)

Participant of international cartoon contests (Italy, Spain, Holland, etc.)

Cartoons were awarded by the jury:

  • XV Eurohumor 2006/2007, Italy
  • 24th International Biennale of Humor Nell Arte, Italy
  • International Cartoon Contest “Spirito di Vino”, Italy

2009 – winner of the 16th Dutch Cartoon Festival (First Prize)

2012 – solo exhibition at the VII St. Petersburg International Book Salon

As an illustrator, he collaborated with the publishing houses “Zlatoust”, “Detgiz Lyceum”, “University”, “Amphora”, “A Priori Press”, “KompasGid” (Russia), “Adnax Publishing” (England).

Created about 1000 illustrations for the international WalkingBible project

As a book designer, he participated in the creation of more than 200 books

Reference: BEC (the Big Encyclopedia of Caricature), 2019



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