2016 / Willem de Kooning Academy / competition / graphic design


The North Sea Jazz Festival is the biggest jazz festival in the Netherlands. Every year, the festival asks students to create a new poster that gets produced for merch. In order to get the design process started I looked at the Facebook page of the festival. I was overwhelmed by the positive comments and rankings the festival got! In particular, one comment snatched my attention.


I thought that this kind of comment can really make the difference to convince people to attend festivals, especially in times where everything gets rated. So, I used this comment for my design and combined it with an illustrated ear which also happens to be the ear of a jazz musician. My poster made it into the Top 15 of over 50 submissions and was displayed at the Festival.