Vladimir Zimakov is a Boston based book artist, designer and illustrator specializing in techniques such as linocut, silkscreen and letterpress among other traditional and digital media. He is the Associate Professor of Art And Design and the Director of the Wedeman Art Gallery at Lasell College, located in Newton, MA.
Vladimir has worked with world’s leading publishing houses such as Penguin, Random House, Faber and Faber, the Folio Society, Rizolli, Centipede Press and Vita Nova and illustrated books and book covers for the works of Gustav Meyrink, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alexandre Dumas, Herman Melville, A.T.A. Hoffman, Margaret Atwood and Julian Barnes among others. Most recently he completed a series of linocut illustrations for John Fowles’s novel “The Collector” and is getting ready to embark on illustrating “A Wind in the Willows” for Mad Parrot Press. Besides book illustrations, Vladimir also creates limited edition artist books using letterpress and linocut techniques. He is currently working on a book based on a poem by Lewis Caroll “Haddock’s Eyes”.
His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Russia.