Ignasi Monreal has designed three posters with urban Iberian flair to represent the 53rd edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Created digitally, the posters blend traditional architecture and contemporary symbols. The artist was inspired by the streets of Old Madrid, revisiting the traditional azulejos, square tiles that decorate facades and indicate street names. At the center of each poster is implanted a contemporary, universal symbol that breaks with the traditional imagery.
Ignasi Monreal is a multidisciplinary artist born in Barcelona and currently based in Rome. He works in various media including painting, design, creative direction, and film. Ignasi is a creator of widely celebrated Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, the first of its kind to be fully digitally painted.
Within the music scene, he has directed a music video for Spanish flamenco artist Rosalía and collaborated with FKA twigs and Christine & the Queens. Ignasi is also known for his murals, which have been installed in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Milan, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Monreal's first solo show opens on February 28th at the legendary La Fresh Gallery in Madrid.
THE POSTERS OF THE MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL
Since 1967, the Festival has entrusted the creation of its official poster to international artists. Keith Haring produced a trio of posters in 1983, then teamed up with Andy Warhol for another in 1986. David Bowie took a turn in 1995, and more recent offerings have come from Yoann Lemoine (Woodkid), Malika Favre, and Christian Marclay.
All the posters at a glance here