Copenhagen Jazz Festival presents its new visual theme
Today Copenhagen Jazz Festival presented no less than three new festival posters. The posters, composed by graphic designer Leo Scherfig, represents a theme of visual improvisation that will make its mark on this summer’s festival.
”The posters consist of three improvisational snapshots. As such, the motive transcends the poster as a single piece of art and illustrates a new visual dimension that will meet people at this year’s festival. The idea is to add an improvisational visual dimension to selected shows during the festival in the form of vj sets, lights and video artists that will interact with – and hopefully reinforce – the musical improvisation that is essential to jazz and makes up the festival’s beating heart,” says festival director Signe Lopdrup.
The poster has been an important part of Copenhagen Jazz Festival since 1980. Every year a new artist is commissioned to design the poster. A tradition that through the years have resulted in very varied expressions. This is the second time in recent festival history the poster design has been commissioned to a graphic designer: In 2006 graphic designer Jonas Hecksher did the festival poster as part of a total make over of Copenhagen Jazz Festivals visual expression. Since then Kasper Eistrup (2008), Tal R (2009), Søren Solkær Starbid (2010) og Kirstine Roepstorff have done their part to re-invent the poster that in 2012 will be given a live dimension and thus become more present during the festival.
The posters are available for high resolution download here.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2012 takes places from July 6 to July 15. During the course of the following months the festival will announce the full festival programme.