The official poster for the 2019 Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 10-15) and MIFA market (June 11-14) has been revealed. The image, which is inspired by this year’s country of honor Japan, was created by French graphic designer, author and illustrator Charlotte Gastaut.
“The idea was to harmonize the themes of this year’s Festival (Japan, cuisine), Annecy and animation, all within one image,” explains the artist. “I worked on my design by adopting the Japanese printing codes: color graduation, mist and space. I conjured up the sense of animation with the movement of the floating leaves, the time passing with day and night. Cuisine is brought to life through the acidulous colors and the rice grain print on her clothes. Annecy, with the lake, and the mountains reflected in the water. Just like that, the poster was born!”
Born in April 1974 in Marseille, Charlotte Gastaut studied at the ESAG, a graphic design school in Paris. She designs for newspapers, advertising agencies and trend agencies. She has turned her distinctive style to writing and illustrating colorful storybooks such as Le Grand Voyage de mademoiselle Prudence, Poucette and Peau d’âne, among others. In advertising and communication, Gastaut collaborates with distinguished brands including Fendi, Diptyque, L’Occitane, Van Cleef & Arpels, Godiva and Hermès. In 2017 she launched her own brand of illustrated silk scarves, Charlotte Gastaut Collections.
Learn more at www.annecy.org and at www.charlottegastaut.com.