Almost 50 years after its inaugural edition, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Illustrators Exhibition has become one of the most important events in the world of illustration. The Illustrators Annuals 2015 brings together the projects that have been selected by the jury, from among 15,000 pieces – by almost 3000 illustrators from 62 different countries – that have been presented this year. The Annual therefore offers a special view of the new trends in international illustration, from established authors and young newcomers.
The Illustrators Annual, which is this year entrusted to Corraini, is presented with a new graphic style and a cover illustration by Roger Mello, winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Accompanying the chosen works are contributions from the five jury members: the illustrators Benjamin Chaud and Svjetlan Junaković, the scholar and literary critic Ulla Rhedin and the publishing professionals Paola Parazzoli and Charles Kim. Each of whom deals with some of the main nodes of illustration through their own eyes and years of experience. Completing the volume is a feature from a leading figure in illustration and graphic publishing, the American illustrator and graphic designer Milton Glaser.