Bologna Children’s Book Fair: Illustrators Annual 2023
BolognaFieri & Maurizio Corraini, 2023
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition is one of the most important global events in the field of illustration and in its more than 50 years of history, it has featured the work of many of the leading figures in children’s publishing.
The Illustrators Annual 2023 brings together illustrations by the artists chosen for the 57th Illustrators Exhibition: a comprehensive catalogue offering a panorama of the illustrated universe through facets from every corner of the world, with a selection of images that follow the common thread of creativity and the pursuit of great emotional impact, chosen by the five members of this year’s jury – Gusti (illustrator and author), Christine Morault (co-founder of the publishing house éditions MeMo), Sydney Smith (illustrator and author), Eric Telfort (illustrator) and Erik Titusson (founder of the publishing house Lilla Piratförlaget).
The 2023 cover was designed by the illustrator Suzy Lee, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2022. In alternate years, the cover is designed by the winners of the H. C. Andersen Award and the Grand Prix of the Biennale of Illustration in Bratislava, making the book a real collector’s item for all fans. In addition to the selected works, the volume presents the contributions of the five members of the jury and includes a contribution by the art and design curator Paola Antonelli.