UnderCover Artists: Designing Book Jackets
Ahlawat Gunjan, Aušra Kiudulaitė, Elsa Mroziewicz, Pinaki De with Rashmi Menon
Illustrations and Pop-up Books
Elsa Mroziewicz is a multidisciplinary artist: illustrator, pop-up engineer, director and author. Her works invite the audience to dive into narrative, dreamlike and poetic worlds with mythological influences. She likes to play with the limits between reality and fiction. Elsa has created animated and illustrated artist’s books and has been published in France, Germany and distributed internationally. Her artist’s books have been exhibited in museums, fairs and media libraries, for example in the USA at New York’s Columbia University, in Prague at the B1 Centre for contemporary design or in Italy at the Milan Design Week.
Her children’s books Peek-a who? & Peek-a-who too ? are published by Minedition (France, USA, Germany, UK, Italy, the Netherlands, China and Japan). They received much acclaim: from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and News & Observers.
She works on collective transmedia projects such as Arbres-Mondes with a transversal approach to artistic disciplines (Worlds Trees- shortlisted at the Bologna International Book Fair for the BOLOGNARAGAZZI CROSSMEDIA AWARD 2022). She is currently working on augmented sound frescoes in augmented reality with author Cécile Palusinski: Floating Cities, The Universal Forest, Flying High. Her artistic work aims to raise public awareness of ecological issues and lead to reflection. She believes that art can be a powerful way to change attitudes and instigate actions for the environment.