Vladimir Chaika

One of the most acclaimed Russian designers of our time, Vladimir Chaika has been honoured with major international awards for his poster art, characterised by an edgy minimalism and bold, inventive use of colour and typography. He is also recognised for his identity work, magazine design, illustration, photography – and enthusiastic temperament.

Since graduating in art and design in the early 1980s, Vladimir has been a fiercely independent designer, his work transcending the traditional school of Soviet design with simple but spirited graphics imbued with meaning.

His many awards include the Russian National Award for Culture and Art (1996); the Alfons Mucha Prize at the Brno Biennale of Graphic Design (1996); first prize at the International Poster Biennale, Warsaw (2004); the Golden Bee Award at the International Biennale of Graphic Design, Moscow (2004, 2008, 2010); first prize at the International Socio-Political Poster Biennale, Auschwitz (2008); the Yusaku Kamekura International Design Award at the International Poster Triennial, Toyama (2009); the Shinnoske Sugisaki Jury Award at the International Poster Biennale, Hangzhou (2009) and an Honorary Award at the International Poster Biennial, Mexico City (2010).

Vladimir is president of the International Academy of Graphic Design and national president of Alliance Graphique Internationale.