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Artemy Lebedev

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Artemy Lebedev
Артемий Лебедев
Lebedev in January 2020
Artemy Andreyevich Lebedev

(1975-02-13) 13 February 1975 (age 49)
OccupationFounder of Art. Lebedev Studio
Years active1995–present

Artemy Tatyanovich Lebedev (Russian: Артемий Татьянович Лебедев) is a Russian designer and businessman. He is the founder of the design company Art. Lebedev Studio.[1] He is also an avid blogger,[2] known for his rather provocative views and frequent usage of obscene language.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Lebedev is the son of the writer and public intellectual Tatyana Tolstaya and a member of the Russian aristocratic Tolstoy family. After one year of studies at Parkville High School, he returned to Moscow, where he graduated from Moscow State School 57. He enrolled at Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University, but dropped out during his second year. He spent the following years working for a few design studios until 1995 when he founded his own company Art. Lebedev Studio.

According to The Best Travelled Master List, Lebedev is one of the very few people in the world and the only Russian who has travelled to each of the 193 countries of the World. Artemy visited the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, where he took pictures of Mariupol and Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, calling the experience 'my life small joys'.[5]

"Artemy Lebedev Studio"[edit]

In 1995, Artemy Lebedev founded design studio in Russia, WebDesign, which in 1998 was renamed the Artemy Lebedev Studio. The company has completed more than two and a half thousand works, including corporate styles, books, magazines, road signs, pictograms, graphical and physical interfaces, websites, industrial design and industrial graphics objects, storefronts.[6]

On June 21, 2010, Artemiy announced the termination of the studio's work with Afisha magazine. Artemy stated in his blog that the basis for the decision was the phrase "fat aunts".[7]

"Business lynch", "spanking"[edit]

One of the headings of the site was that anyone could send Lebedev a graphic object or a website, and he, in turn, made up his critical opinion of this work. The column was called "Spanking" and was published quarterly. Later, the heading was renamed "Polit spanking". By 2006, the category was closed and removed from the site. On September 1 of the same year, the column was restored and called "Business Lynch", but now it was not only Lebedev who reviewed it.[6] On September 1, 2019, the project was terminated.


  1. ^ "A few words about Art. Lebedev Studio".
  2. ^ "На Вашем сайте - очень мало посетителей". tema.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2023-03-02.
  3. ^ "Артемий Лебедев надеется, что Украина избавится от позорной власти". РИА Новости (in Russian). 2017. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  4. ^ ntv.ru. "Артемию Лебедеву запретили въезд на Украину". NTV.RU. Retrieved 2018-12-21.
  5. ^ ""Из таких маленьких радостей и должна состоять полноценная жизнь". Артемий Лебедев опубликовал фотографии из Мариуполя и с Запорожской АЭС, оккупированных войсками РФ".
  6. ^ a b "Артемий Лебедев биография, фото, карьера, личная жизнь". РБК (in Russian). Retrieved 2024-06-17.
  7. ^ "Лебедев порвал отношения с «Афишей» из-за «толстых теток»". AiF (in Russian). 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2024-06-17.