Rem Mikhailovich Dement'ev spent the majority of his professional career working in the graphic and illustrated arts. He studied at the Art Institute of the Estonian SSR where he graduated in 1956. After initiating his career, he worked at the Estonian Book Publishing House designing and illustrating books. Dement'ev also worked with the State Publishing House (Izogiz) and with the Military Publishing House of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR (Voenizdat MVC USSR). Rem Dement'ev chiefly focused on designs incorporating the social themes of childhood and specifically the ones involving the Pioneer organization for Soviet youth.
The Kalinin Poligrafkombinat was located at 5 Lenin Ave. (formerly Voroshilov Street) in Kalinin (now known as Tver), a city northwest of Moscow. Poligrafkombinat is the portmanteau word for "printing plant". Throughout its existence, the name of this printing plant changed depending on the various state-owned trusts that handled its management.
Izogiz was the fine arts section of Ogiz publishing. In 1963, Izogiz was re-named Sovetskii khudozhnik, "Soviet Artist".