All Of The Official Festival de Cannes Posters Since 1946 To The Present.

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Since we’re in the midst of the Festival de Cannes I thought it’d be nice to take a look at every single poster to date since the film festival’s inception in 1946.

Cannes Film Festival Poster Archive

Cannes Film Festival Poster Archive

Note: this post has been updated since its original publication each year
You can see how the design and typography trends of the times are reflected in the following poster styles. Many were created by famous french illustrators, some by directors (such as Fellini and Kurosawa), and even one by artist Jenny Holzer. All are shown below, along with design credits, from the most recent to the very first.

2019 – Designed by Flore Maquin, who was also the designer behind the official poster for the the year prior, the officiel 2019 Festival de Cannes poster features a warm tone montage of a vintage photo of French film director Agnès Varda (1951-2019) at work against a backdrop of twinkling lights.official Cannes Film Festival poster 2019

2018 – The poster for the 71st Festival de Cannes, created by graphic designer Flore Maquin, is a solarized poster design made from George Pierre’s original photo taken on the set of the French film Pierrot le Fou with Anna Karina and Jean Paul Belmondo.
Festival de Cannes poster 2018

2017 – The official poster for the 70th Festival de Cannes sparked some well-deserved outrage. The poster, featuring a photograph of Claudia Cardinale taken on a Rome rooftop in 1959, was digitally-altered to make her waist, arms, legs appear thinner.
official cannes film festival poster

2016 – The official poster for the 69th Festival de Cannes, taking place from 11 to 22 May and presided over by Australian director George Miller, was designed using stills from Jean-Luc Godard’s film Contempt.
69th Cannes film festival poster

2015 – The festival poster featured Hollywood star and Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman, photographed by David Seymour. The poster was chosen to pay tribute to Bergman for her contributions to films and who also served as the Jury President at 1973 Cannes Film Festival.
68th Cannes Film Festival Poster

2014
2014 Cannes posterFind detailed information about the above 2014 Cannes Film Festival Poster here

2013 -Bronx agency of Paris created the 66th Official Cannes Festival de Film Poster which features a photo of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward during the shooting of the film A New Kind of Love:
festival de cannes 2013 poster

The original poster for the movie served as the inspiration:
paul newman joanne woodward a new kind of love

This animated version of the 2013 poster was created to promote the 66th Cannes Film Festival:

2012 – Bronx agency of Paris created the poster from an archival photo by Otto L. Bettmann (©Corbis/Bettmann)
marilyn monroe cannes poster

2011 – The poster features a photo of Faye Dunaway taken by Jerry Schatzberg in 1970
Faye Dunaway by Jerry Schatzberg

2010 – The poster was created by Annick Durban from a photograph of Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe.
juliette binoche cannes poster

2009 – The poster is a still from Michelangelo Antonioni’s l’Avventura (1960), Credit: L’Avventura – M. Antonioni. Société cinématographique Lyre – Cino del Duca ©AFFIF
Michelangelo Antonioni's l’Avventura (1960)

2008 – The poster is by Pierre Collier, a cinema poster artist who worked from a photograph by David Lynch who represents the model of the Crazy Horse, Anouk Marguerite.
2008 cannes film festival poster

2007 – The poster is a photo homage to Philippe Halsman by Alex Majoli © Magnum Photos, Graphic Design by Christophe Renard
homage to Philippe Halsman by Alex Majoli

2006 – The poster has been created by Gabriel Guedj (Agence Magazine), from a photograph by Wing Shya for Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love.
Wing Shya for Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love.

2005 – The poster is an original illustration by Frédéric Menant and Tim Garcia from It’s up to you agency.
Frédéric Menant and Tim Garcia from It'suptoyou agency.

2004 – The poster is an illustration by Alerte Orange, communication and graphic design agency.
illustration by Alerte Orang

2003 – The poster is an original illustration by Jenny Holzer.
jenny holzer cannes film festival poster

2002 – The poster is an original illustration by Guillaume Lebigre
2002 cannes poster original illustration by Guillaume Lebigre

2001 – The poster is an original illustration by Granger
original illustration by Granger

2000 – The poster is an original illustration by Lorenzo Mattoti
original illustration by Lorenzo Mattoti

1999 – The poster is an original illustration by Jean-Pierre Gendis Conception: DDB les Arts
illustration by Jean-Pierre Gendis Conception: DDB les Arts

1998 – The poster is an illustration by DDB les Arts agency.

1997 – The poster is an illustration by DDB les Arts agency.
50th cannes film festival poster

1996 – The poster is an illustration by DDB les Arts agency.

1995 – The poster is an original illustration by Ryszard Horowitz.

1994 – The poster is adapted from an original drawing by Federico Fellini.

1993 – Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Notorious by Alfred Hitchcock. Conception by Michel Landi.

1992 – Marlene Dietrich’s portrait by Don English. Conception by Michel Landi.

1991 – The poster is an original illustration by Philippe and Pascal Lemoine.
cannes 1991 poster

1990 – The poster is an original illustration by Castella Traquandi.

1989 – The poster is an original illustration by Ludovic.

1988 – The poster is an original illustration by Tibor Timar.
vintage cannes film festival posters

1987 – The poster is an original illustration by Cueco.
vintage cannes film festival posters

1986 – Conception by Information and Stratégie.
all the cannes film festival posters

1985 – The poster is a tribute to E. Muybridge. Conception by Information and Strategie.
1985 cannes

1984 – The poster was adapted from an original film set by Alexandre Trauner.

1983 – The poster was adapted from an original drawing by Akira Kurosawa.
international cannes film festival posters

1982 – The poster was adapted from an original drawing by Federico Fellini.
international cannes film festival posters

1981 and 1980 – The poster is an original illustration by Michel Landi and was used two years in a row.

1979 – The poster is an original illustration by Folon.
Folon poster for Cannes

1978 – The poster is an original illustration by Folon.
folon poster cannes

1977 – The poster is an original illustration by Siudmak.
illustration by Siudmak

1976 – The poster is an original illustration by Siudmak.
illustration by Siudmak cannes

1975 – The poster is an original illustration by Siudmak.
illustration by Siudmak

1974 – The poster is an original illustration by Georges Lacroix
georghe lacroix cannes poster

1973 – artist unknown
1973 cannes film festival poster

1972 – artist unknown
1972 cannes film festival poster

1971 – artist unknown
25 years cannes poster

1970 – The poster is an original illustration by Ferracci.
illustration by Ferracci.

1969 – artist unknown
1969 cannes film festival poster

1968 – The poster is an original illustration by Beaugendre.
Beaugendre 1968 cannes film festival

1967 – The poster is an original illustration by Ferracci.
Ferracci poster

1966 – The poster is an original illustration by Ferracci.
Ferracci cannes

1965 – artist unknown
1965 cannes film festival

1964 – The poster is an original illustration by Jean-Claude Moreau.
Jean-Claude Moreau poster for cannes

1963 – The poster is an original illustration by Jean-Denis Maillart.
original illustration by Jean-Denis Maillart

1962 – The Poster is an original illustration by A.M. Rodicq
original illustration by A.M. Rodicq

1961 – The Poster is an original illustration by A.M. Rodicq
poster illustration by A.M. Rodicq

1960 – The poster is an original illustration by Jean-Denis Maillart.
Jean-Denis Maillart poster for cannes

1959 – The poster is an original illustration by Jouineau Bourduge.
Jouineau Bourduge cannes film festival poster

1958 – The poster is an original illustration by Pon’t.
1958 original illustration by Pon't

1957 – artist unknown but most likely same artist as poster for 1965
1957 cannes film festival poster design

1956 – The poster is an original illustration by Marcel Huet.
Marcel Huet cannes poster

1955 – The poster is an original illustration by Marcel Huet.
Marcel Huet

1954 – The poster is an original illustration by Piva.
Piva poster 1954

1953 – The poster is an original illustration by Jean-Luc.
illustration by Jean-Luc 6th cannes film festival

1952 – The poster is an original illustration by Jean Don.
1952 cannes festival de film poster

1951 – The poster is an original illustration by A.M. Rodicq.
A.M. Rodicq poster for cannes

1950 (no festival that year)

1949 – The poster is an original illustration by G.C. Chavane.
illustration by G.C. Chavane

1948 (no festival that year)

1947 – The poster is an original illustration by Jean-Luc.
1947 illustration by Jean-Luc

1946 – The poster is an original illustration by Leblanc
first cannes film festival poster artist Leblanc

Some of the vintage posters can be purchased here

Official Festival de Cannes website

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