The Montreux Jazz Festival entrusted French artist Camille Walala with designing the poster for its 56th edition, which will take place from 1 to 16 July 2022. A colourful, bright and festive work, just like the Festival itself, whose 2022 programme will be unveiled next spring.
A polyphony of electric colours and dancing shapes sets the tone for the next edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival. This vibrant poster is the work of Camille Walala, a French artist based in London, renowned for her colourful geometric creations, capturing public spaces and magnifying urban landscapes.
Between pop art and constructivism, Camille Walala’s digital collage embodies the energy of the Festival by exploring its contrasts and diversity. Sometimes flowing, sometimes straight, geometric shapes of all kinds are revealed in two or three dimensions. Solid colours are combined with textured patterns like confetti. The bright colours stand out among the black and white stripes, evoking the keys of a piano in places.
“For the Festival poster, I wanted to convey movement and rhythm with dancing shapes and a wide variety of colours. I have several notebooks full of various patterns and motifs that form the basis of my visual vocabulary. Like a piece of music, I use these different contrasting elements to find a balance, a harmony.”Camille Walala
ABOUT CAMILLE WALALA
“Taking joy seriously” is the motto of Camille Walala, a French artist based in London. Known for her large-scale works in explosive colours, she uses the urban landscape to spread positive vibes. Marked by a fusion of bright colours and playful geometric patterns, her work includes murals, immersive 3D installations, street art and interior design.
Since her “Dream Come True Building” burst onto the Shoreditch landscape in 2015 and propelled her into the spotlight, Camille and her creative producer, Julia Jomaa, have embarked on an increasingly audacious list of international projects. These projects include collaborations with leading global brands and a series of major installations for events such as New York’s WantedDesign and the London Design Festival.