I’m Victor Melamed, illustrator and teacher from Moscow
I work in illustration since 1997, currently mostly do portraits
for New Yorker and Rolling Stone Russia
run a two-year long illustration course at the BHSAD
Also I’m art director for Samokat children’s books publisher
and manager of a community of illustrators called Tzeh
that unites 70 russian-speaking artists from around the world

here’s my behance portfolio

and a facebook blog about illustration

for the New Yorker

True Detective

Bett Midler playing Sue Mengers on Broadway
for the New Yorker

Bett Midler

Leonid Fedorov

Леонид Федоров

Sergey Magnitsky

Сергей Магницкий

Irina Troitskaya 5

Ирина Троицкая

for Primerussia magazine


Nick Cave, Blixa Bargeld

Nick Cave & Blixa Bargeld

Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley

Slavoj Zizek by vctr.mlmd

Alain de BottonUmberto EcoSteven HawkingNassim Taleb

Slavoj Zizek, Alain deBotton, Umberto Eco, Steven Hawking, Nassim Taleb



process here

Van Halen

CD cover for a band called “Nine”


Jimi Hendrix

Illostribute post
original work

tribute to Alber Dorne

Eddie Hazel of Funkadelic

Stereo MCs

Lennon / Ono

Dead Kennedys

a tribute to Ernesto Garcia Cabral