Scarves for IBBY

Ten of the world’s greatest children’s book illustrators have created limited-edition scarves in support of IBBY’s work around the world.

These Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning illustrators have created original art for ten beautiful silk scarves as a donation to IBBY and its work. The scarves have been produced in limited editions of fifty copies for each design.  The 50x180cm (19.7”x 70.9”) scarves can be bought for US$200.00 each.

IBBY would like to warmly thank the ten illustrators who generously donated their art work for this project. Our huge appreciation goes to Albertine, Quentin Blake, Robert Ingpen, Roberto Innocenti, Roger Mello, Farshid Mesghali, Igor Oleynikov, Květa Pacovksá, Peter Sís and Lisbeth Zwerger.

Farshid Mesghali Iran 1974
Robert Ingpen Australia 1986
Lisbeth Zwerger Austria 1990
Květa Pacovská Czech Republic 1992
Quentin Blake United Kingdom 2002
Roberto Innocenti Italy 2008
Peter Sís Czech Republic 2012
Roger Mello Brazil 2014
Igor Oleynikov  Russia 2018
Albertine Switzerland 2020

About IBBY

IBBY is a non-profit organization working in 81 countries to bring children and books together. Our National Sections — each one entirely local — undertake reading promotion projects; work to improve the quality of books published; build local libraries; and in many countries bring bibliotherapy to refugee children, children displaced by natural disaster, and unaccompanied minors. Since 1956, IBBY has presented the Hans Christian Andersen Award — the most prestigious international children’s book prize — to an author and an illustrator for their outstanding body of work every other year.

In this global crisis our National Sections and IBBY need help to continue this work.

Hans Christian Andersen Award

The Hans Christian Andersen Award for lifetime achievement is awarded every other year by IBBY after a rigorous assessment process by an international jury of children’s book experts.
The award is generously supported by IBBY’s partner Nami Island Inc. Legendary designer Kang Woo-Hyon of Nami Island has designed and overseen the creation of these beautiful scarves.