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.:





Moomins:





Bookstore:




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: