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Biennial of Illustration Bratislava
Catalogue Number:  186
Stamp Motif:  Illustration by Martin Jarrie
Graphic Lay-Out:  Martin Činovský
Drawing Lines:  Martin Činovský
Date of Issue:  September 3, 1999
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Print Run:  3,460,000
FDC Motif:  Illustration by Robert Innocenti
FDC Engraving:  Arnold Feke
Cancellation Design:  Martin Činovský with Using of Martin Jarrie Illustration
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

Works reproduced in edition are illustration which were appreciated by the International Jury on the "BIB 97". 274 illustrators from 46 countries of the world participated at this exhibition.
This illustrations belong to works which are characterised by purity art. They are not only transposition of the text, but they also indicate author authenticity. Above all, prize-winner of the "GRAND PRIX BIB '97" Martin Jarrie makes use of fact, what children of today have a new ability of reality perception and other quality of visual perception. Therefore, not only the world of fairy tales and fables, but also the world of machines and robots is very close to them. And this world has been created by Martin Jarrie with an individual humour and poetics. Opposite pole of this "postmodernic" creative expression are illustrations by Robert Innocenti to Hoffman's fairy tale "Nutcrackers". Elegant and apparent realistic, they are passing across within the ambit of reality in order to incline with their creative expression to surrealism.
Reproduced illustration are only short demonstration of illustrated intention variety, creative styles and techniques, which are traditionally presented on this regular international competitive exhibition of illustration originals for children and young people - "Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava". They are presented more than thirty years.

Ľudmila Droppová

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