FEDRIGONI for BRAW - Bologna Ragazzi Award 2016
Fedrigoni supports BRAW, the Bologna Ragazzi Award which the Bologna Children's Book Fair has made since 1996 to the best children's books in terms of graphic-editorial design, innovative impact, balance and dialogue with young readers. One of the most coveted awards in the industry on an international scale thanks to the prestigious jury – this year comprising Silvana Amato (graphic designer, Italy), Claude Combet (journalist specialising in the field, France), Wally De Doncker (President IBBY – International Board on Books for the Young, Belgium), Emiliano Ponzi (illustrator, Italy) and Dolores Prades (publishing consultant, Brazil) - which met at Bologna Fiere and chose the winners, with one title in each of the four categories: Fiction, Non Fiction, New Horizons and Opera Prima.
For the occasion, Fedrigoni has created an Album dedicated to publishers containing a special collection of 20 Fedrigoni papers, selected in relation to specific features best suited to the needs of children's publishing. Papers with tactile characteristics such as the velvety surface of Ispira, unusual shades such as Sirio Color Sabbia or brand new products such as Old Mill Premium White, a finely felt-marked and thicker paper that, thanks to this new colour, enhances imaginative images. These are also joined by Materica Limestone, Arcoprint Edizioni 1.7 Arcoprint Milk, Bioprima Book, Freelife VellumPremium White, Oikos, Woodstock Betulla and Sirio White White.
This collaboration project with the Bologna Ragazzi Award confirms Fedrigoni's commitment to supporting culture and, especially, makes a proud contribution to a sector - children's publishing - where strong creative impact ensures that paper is in the forefront a fundamental aspect as regards the quality of the final result. Vivid colours, bold illustrations and stationery inserts together with the material aspect typical of special graphic arts solutions can all be assured only through careful selection of appropriate media for the project and, in terms of paper, Fedrigoni offers a broad and versatile range to give shape to ideas and inventiveness.