‘Tipos curiosos – Pequena história das letras’ received a special mention as the best non-fiction informative book, in the scope of the annual awards of that book fair, which distinguish the best-illustrated books published around the world, in different categories.
Published in 2020, this book tells a story of written communication, symbols, alphabet systems, hieroglyphics and pictograms and how letters were designed and created over the centuries.
‘Tipos curiosos – Pequena história das letras’, written by Ricardo Henriques, illustrated by Madalena Matoso and with scientific review by Rúben Dias, was conceived by the publisher Pato Lógico in partnership with the Imprensa Nacional, to mark the 250 years of this institution.
It is the second time that Ricardo Henriques is recognized in these awards, after receiving a mention in the same category in 2014 with the book “Mar”, illustrated by André Letria.
Madalena Matoso, awarded author, ‘designer’ and illustrator, had already been distinguished in Bologna, in 2018, with the book “Mountains”, in the area of art, architecture and design books.
The Children and Youth Book Fair in Bologna, which took place for the first time in 1964, awards prizes to illustrated books from all over the world, in categories such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry or first works.
This year, the winners were chosen from 1,577 works, from 41 countries, submitted to the competition.