Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, Ukraine

ROMANA ROMANYSHY & ANDRY LESIV (both born in Lviv / Ukraine, 1984) work with collages of symbols, textures and drawings in their children’s book illustrations. Their stories are about how children try to understand the world around them. After graduating from the Lviv National Academy of the Arts, they set up the graphic design agency Studio Agrafka and have been making art books and book illustrations together since 2009. They have won a number of awards for their artwork, including the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award (2014 and 2015), honours at the Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) and multiple White Raven awards from the International Youth Library. Their books have been published in Ukraine, France, Poland, Slovakia, Latvia, Spain, Slovenia, Argentina and Asia.

© Photo: Yuriy Dyachyshyn

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