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Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2003
Catalogue Number:  306
Work of Art on the Stamp:  Jana Kiselová-Siteková
Graphic lay-out: Martin Činovský
Stamp Engraving:  Arnold Feke
Date of Issue:  August 15, 2003
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary recess printing combined with reces printing
Size of Impression:  23.0 mm x 30.0 mm
Print Run:  3,000,000 pieces
Work of art on FDC:  Eric Battut
FDC Engraving: Arnold Feke
Cancellation Design:  Martin Činovský
FDC Printing:  TAB Ltd., Bratislava
FDC Print Technology:  Offset
FDC Print Run:  6,000

Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) is the intemational competitive exhibition of illustrations for children books.Works reproduced in this edition are illustrations which were awarded by the International Jury on the BIB 2001. 290 illustrators from 43 countries of the world participated at this exhibition. The International Jury awards with prizes: Grand Prix, 5 Golden Apples, 5 Plackets and honourable acknowledgement for publishers. Grand Prix BIB 2001 won Eric Battut from France whose works have a character of paintings and the essence of humour. In his colourful illustrations are shown figures and objects composed on a clear surface, viewed from perspective. Many times awarded Slovak illustrator Jana Kiselová-Siteková won one of the Golden Apples BIB 2001. She created ethereal and fragile illustrations using fine colours, unusual technique and microdrawings. Although artworks of the two illustrators are different, they reach high artistic and aesthetic qualities which captivated many people. Reproduced illustrations are only short demonstration of illustrated intention variety, creative styles and techniques, which are traditionally presented on the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava regularly from 1967 .

MA Barbara Brathová

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