2011 Bread & Roses Festival logo donated by illustrator Dušan Petricic
This year’s logo was donated by illustrator Dušan Petricic!
Dušan Petricic is the award-winning illustrator of more than twenty books. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Toronto Star. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Dušan Petricic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He started drawing at age four and, encouraged by his parents, he never stopped. He found inspiration in everything, and drawing became a way to communicate with the people around him. Two books that were very important to his childhood were an old encyclopedia with lots of pictures and The Boys from Pavel’s Street by Ferenc Molnár. Early on, he was moved by the drawings found within the encyclopedia. As he grew older, he adored many artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, and Picasso. Dusan has been illustrating children’s books for many years.
He has received numerous honors and awards for his work, in North America and internationally. The Longitude Prize (FSG) was selected as a Robert F. Siebert Honor Book for a Distinguished Informative Book for Children in the US. Dušan Petricic won the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award from the Canadian Library Association Luckily for Dusan, his profession is his favorite hobby and he is happy when at work. To young artists he would give this advice: “Think, think, think, think, draw!”