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Animation fest posters are grotesque in all the right ways

Animation fest posters are grotesque in all the right ways
Ottawa International Animation Festival fest posters made by illustrator Michael Zavacky are grotesque in all the right ways

Ottawa International Animation Festival fest posters made by illustrator Michael Zavacky are grotesque in all the right ways

My home and work base of Ottawa, Canada, is often assumed to be quiet and conservative. Fortunately, we have creative minds like illustrator Michael Zavacky to keep things weird.

Michael, or “Zeke” (as he’s known) has been illustrating posters for the Ottawa International Animation Festival at McMillan for the past several years. They’ve always been pretty wild, but for 2015 they have taken on a gloriously grotesque style that reminds me Big Daddy Roth’s “Rat Fink” or R. Crumb from the 60s. (With a side of Paul Frank.)

Ottawa International Animation Festival fest posters made by illustrator Michael Zavacky are grotesque in all the right ways

Ottawa International Animation Festival fest posters made by illustrator Michael Zavacky are grotesque in all the right ways

The posters fit right in with the Ottawa International Animation Festival, which (in its own words) “presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation — and transforms Ottawa into the centre of the animation universe.”

Additional Credits
Design: Jared Barter
Copy: Ian Driscoll

 

I am Creative Director at Acart Communications, a Canadian Social Issues Marketing agency. Read more
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