Tuesday 14 March, 6:30pm
Daunt Books Hampstead
51 South End Road
London NW3 2QB
Join acclaimed illustrators of worldwide bestseller Maps, Aleksandra and Daniel Mizieliński, at Daunt Books in Hampstead, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch these artists at work. The Mizielińskis will talk about their work and demonstrate their unique illustration style.
Both born in 1982 the Mizielińskis are partners in life and in art, illustrators who are associated with the revolution in the Polish children’s book market. Their bold style derives from comics and caricature, and their speciality is encyclopaedic books for children – exhaustive compendia of knowledge (in architecture, geography and art) in visually attractive forms.
Each one of their books trailblazes new trends and becomes an international bestseller. So it was with Maps, which, apart from being one of the most frequently published Polish books abroad, has generated a worldwide interest in the art of cartography, and has been published in a combined total of over 3,000,000 copies. The duo has received numerous awards and distinctions for their book and Internet designs, including the prestigious international Bologna Ragazzi Award (2010), the French Prix Sorcières (2013) and the Italian Premio Andersen (2013). Daniel lectures at Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts, and both run hipopotamstudio.pl, which designs books, games, fonts, web pages, and apps.
Photo by Michał Białożej for the Polish Cultural Institute in London