The primary illustration for promotional materials of the 2013 LegendFest was made by Zdenko Bašić.
Zdenko Bašić was born on January 27, 1980 in Zagreb where he graduated at the Academy of Applied Arts and Design, Department of Graphic Design. He got a degree at the Department of Animation and New media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2005 with a 10-minute puppet film Snow story – Snow angels and was awarded with an award for the best graduates.
For the picture book entitled ”Chocolate story” he won an award for the best graphic design of 2006 called ”Kiklop”. From 2006 he collaborated with The Brigh Agency in London as well as other British publishers.He published a range of headlines and worked on a couple of other books. He exhibited at the First Imam Ali International Painting Symposium in Teheran 2007 and he also took part in The 13th International Symposium of Painting in Patince in Slovakia and the group exhibition in LIMES Gallery, Komarno. In 2008 he was awarded with the ”Grigor Vitez” award for best illustration in children’s books ”Croatian Tales of Long Ago” and ”Novela od Stanca”.
In 2009 he was awarded with ”Oktavijan” award for a 13-minute long cartoon ”Gulliver” by the Society of Film Critics: for the best cartoon at the Croatian Film Days, moreover, at the same festival he won ”Grand Prix” for the best movie of 2009 and the ”Libertas” award at the international film festival in Dubrovnik for the best short film.
In 2009 he finished making a 5-minute musical cartoon ”Žeđam” based on the motives from ”Gulliver” for the music of Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni for which he was awarded the Porin award for the best music video. He was awarded for the Best young artist in 2009, thus contributing to the reputation of ULUPUH.
In 2011 he published his first book called ”Sjeverozapadni vjetar” (Northwest wind) which was rated as the best children’s book of 2011 in Croatia by most critics and newspapers; he received a special recognition for the ”Grigor Vitez” award due to special harmony of design, illustration, text and high aesthetic value and he was also awarded with the ”Kiklop” award for the book of the year for children and youth.
He obtained the second Porin award in 2012 for a visual design of an album ”Svijet Glamura” (World of Glamour).
As an illustrator of the ”Alice in Wonderland” he was added to the revered list of IBBY in 2012, the most recognized international non-profit association for the promotion of children’s books, in London.