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Two young artists created this year’s official poster for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market: Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach. Former GOBELINS, l’école de l’image students, they often work together as a duo.
Both illustrators, animators and filmmakers, their creative collaborations are easily recognizable thanks to their contemporary experimental style inspired by comic books from the 40s and 50s.
Bienvenu and Manach told us about their source of inspiration when designing this sweet and sticky poster: "When we heard about this year’s highlighted themes (China as guest country and erotica), we immediately thought of Jade, Ugo’s wife who has Chinese roots.
We stared at her through the bay window: she was eating a ham sandwich out back in the garden.
We replaced the sandwich with an ice-cream cone, the garden with Lake Annecy, and voila!"
The poster’s typography was done by Christian Debbane.
To see more of their work, check out their agency’s website
This year, the Festival and Market have decided to pay tribute to Chinese animation through different events:
Festival Artistic Director, Marcel Jean adds that "China is a great country, almost a continent and its animation is rich and varied."
Find out more about Chinese animation in June.