Winners of the Grigor Vitez Award for 2018

Concert Hall Vatroslav Lisinski, Zagreb
17. 4. 2019


Award Grigor Vitez for younger children’s illustration in 2018 goes to Vanda Čižmek for the picture book Catch the Blue Bear for Me (Ibis grafika, Zagreb, 2018)

“… Artistic expression of Vanda Čižmek is characterized by the clear stylization of the characters, forms and the spaces. The illustrator forms in her simple way special and striking character of the plain space in which the story takes place. Geometrical space produces the background on which emotions of the main character pop-up. The whole impression reminds to the contemporary reinterpretation of some elements of the artistic expression that could have its origin in the respect for the tradition of the Zagreb School of Animated Films…”

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