I have been wanting to post some pictures from the Bologna Book Fair, but my time
was very limited this week... here to start is a peek at a few works from Portugal,
this year's Guest of Honour and a country rich with talented and innovative illustrators.
Thanks to Principi and Princípi for the photo
I thought that the exhibition design was quite nice, but a nightmare for taking photographs!
Among the artists represented, I was happy to find some personal favorites
like Madalena Matoso and Bernardo Carvalho of Planeta Tangerina,
and the great André da Loba.
André da Loba
There were also numerous new discoveries, such as the vibrant illustrations of Gonçalo Viana,
with their beautiful textures and colorful geometric patterns
a combination of drawing and paper cutout by Cristina Valadas
a sweet flock of domesticated kids by Teresa Lima
the humorous collage work of Marta Madureira
and the stylized animal illustrations of Tiago Albuquerque...
visit the official site for other pictures and a complete list of the illustrators on show.
That's it for me today, see you soon with more Bologna beasts!