Sylva Zimula Hanáková is one of the finest Czech costume designers, working for theatre, film and television. She has collaborated with many Czech stages and directors, most frequently with Vladimír Morávek, Jurák Deák, Jiří Nekvasil, Vlastimil Peška and Jiří Menzel. In the 1990s, she also worked for the Film Studios in Zlín, co-creating animated TV jingles. She has also designed jewellery, with her works having been exhibited in Brno, Prague and Vienna. Sylva Zimula Hanáková created the illustrations for Miroslav Zikmund and Jiří Hanzelka’s books Tamtamy času (The Tom-Toms of Time) and Past na rovníku (The Trap on the Equator).