In the illustration for the 2017 poster, a grey heron (a wading bird native to the regional coastal waters of the Southeast) stands stationary in the marsh, representing Savannah as the host location for one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world. The reflection of the bird is recognizable in the shape of a saxophone, and more subtly, the marsh grass reflection creates the graphic representation of a continuous sound wave that fills the local atmosphere with world-class music.
Italian illustrator Alessandro Gottardo, aka SHOUT, was born in Pordenone in 1977. He studied art in Venice and illustration at the Istituto Europeo del Design in Milan, Italy. He has won numerous awards, particularly in the United States. These include the most prestigious international accolade in the illustration field like gold and silver medals form the Society of Illustrators and the Society of Publication Designer.
For more information about the artist, visit www.alessandrogottardo.com
Product details: 24 x 36 inches, printed on premium uncoated 65# cover stock (natural white).