Summertime Hieroglyphs

Polish illustrator and designer Agata Królak is a compulsive creative. She illustrates and designs for children of all ages, playing with a great variety of visual narratives and currently focusing on whittling and ceramics. In 2018, she earned her PhD in illustration and visual literacy at the Fine Arts Academy in Gdańsk, where she now serves as a teacher in the Graphic Design Department.
 
For her Zócalo Sketchbook, Królak brings us a series of living things outgrowing their spaces: A plant breaks out of its pot, as fungi and flowers …

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