March 31, 2014

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2014

Last week my sister Alina and I spent four days at Bologna Children's Book Fair. It was our second time visiting this fair (see a post about our first visit), but it was just as exciting and exhausting as the first time. Here are some highlights from the fair:

A presentation of Le Noël de Marguerite (winner of BolognaRagazzi Award - Fiction):

A display of books that won BolognaRagazzi Award:

Illustrators Exhibition (you can find a gallery of selected illustrations here):

Illustrations by Lithuanian artist Rimantas Rolia:

Winner of International Award for Illustration - Catarina Sobral:

An exhibition by last year's winner - Satoe Tone:

Brazil was the Guest of Honour this year:

An exhibition of Ugo Fontana's work:

Illustrators' walls, covered with posters, postcards, business cards, etc.:



Cambridge School of Art stand with over 80 dummy books by MA Children's Book Illustration students:

Alina and I had our dummy books on display as well:

Three CSA students gave presentations about digital printmaking:

Best Children's Publishers of the Year:

Stefano Bessoni signing books: