Aina Bestard, winner of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2021

Aina Bestard, former student of the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques at EINA, has won the BolognaRagazzi Award (BRAW), the award aimed at selecting the best illustrated children's books in the world, Special Mention in the Non-fiction category with the book Paisajes perdidos de la tierra (Lost Landscapes of the Earth).

Aina told EINA her excitement at receiving this award: "For me it is a very special recognition, for me Bologna is an immovable date in the annual agenda and I will admire everything that is exhibited and shown. It gives me great satisfaction to receive recognition from them".

The jury of the award has highlighted that the work is: “A book that makes expert use of wide format, opening flaps, transparencies, and double spreads to imaginatively reconstruct what prehistoric earth might have been like, guided by the traces we have of it today. This glimpse into a time and space we cannot reach anymore is a window onto knowing ourselves. The production quality, paper, earthy colour palette, and warranted use of sleek design features all conjure the aesthetics of old catalogues in a new presentation”.

Congratulations Aina!

Photos: Noemí Elias

Aina Bestard, BolognaRagazzi Award
Aina Bestard, BolognaRagazzi Award
Aina Bestard, BolognaRagazzi Award
Aina Bestard, BolognaRagazzi Award