Anna Xenz
"The Wild Book" by Juan Villoro. Book cover illustration

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This is a Russian edition of the best-selling “The Wild Book”. This book is about magic of reading and how cosmic it can be. It tells us about friendship and growing up, about a child who grows up remaining close to his family and finds his own way. This book is extremely meaningful to me personally because I have an 11 y.o. daughter and two nieces (15 and 18) who inspire me every day of my life.

How was the illustration used:
This is a book cover illustration for a Russian edition of best-selling "The Wild Book" by Juan Villoro, published by Polyandria Print LLC.

How did you make this work:
Mixed media: pen, paper, gouache, digital.

Commissioner Name :
Polyandria Print
Commissioner Company :
Polyandria Print

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Currently Based:
I am based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Anna Xenz is an illustrator, graphic artist and designer based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She studied graphic design at the St.Petersburg Academy of Art and Design. In her professional activities Anna focuses on book covers and editorial illustrations, and also graphic design in cultural communications such as theater, music, movies. In her work she makes a point of finding ambiguous visual images that strike a nerve and encourage the onlookers to discover something new and important about themselves – with irony but without moralizing. She has worked for Forbes Russia, MAXIM, Gillette, Sony Music, Philosophie magazine, Message to Man International Film Festival, AST Publishing, Polyandria Print. Furthermore Anna is the Art Director of a sensational Russian literary-theatrical project "UnprinTSYpled Readings" founded by a popular writer Alexander Tsypkin. Anna has worked as an illustrator for the last three years; prior to that she had done graphic design and art directing in advertising.