Artists create posters rather than the Montreux Jazz Pageant
Following the cancellation of this year's event, the festival is publishing works of art by creatives such as Malika Favre and Ignasi Monreal and has started a design competition for the first time
For the first time since 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival no longer takes place after it was announced in April that this year's event had been canceled due to the corona virus. Nevertheless, the festival has not completely disappeared for the year.
17 artists, all of whom previously created the annual poster for Montreux, which takes place annually on Lake Geneva, have now created original works of art in response to the Silent Shores theme.
In the past, Montreux invited leading creative people to produce works of art for the festival every year. Former poster designers include Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and David Bowie.
Artists participating in the new series include illustrator Malika Favre, artist and Gucci associate Ignasi Monreal, and French graphic designer Yoann Lemoine, who also appears as a singer-songwriter under the pseudonym Woodkid. Although all of the artwork is new, some artists have chosen to remix their previous Montreux designs.
At the same time as the poster series, Montreux launched a publicly accessible design competition under which the winner received a pass for the next edition of the festival.