At the 2006 Festival, a number of world-class artists, including Pedro Almodóvar, Juliette Binoche, Jane Campion, Souleymane Cissé, Penelope Cruz, Gérard Depardieu, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and Wong Kar Wai agreed to "jump" for Magnum photographer Alex Majoli – a studio visit between their photo-call and their film press conference. This series of portraits, which eloquently expresses the pleasure of playing and creating, was then entrusted to graphic artist Christophe Renard, who composed them into an original collage, an ode to the creative energy of cinema. The bouquet of artists explodes like a fireworks display, making the poster the graphic manifesto of a Festival bound for the future.
Radiomad designers Frédéric Menant and Jean-Pierre Hadida contributed an original signing system made up of rainbow-colored letters as a guide for festival-goers exploring the world of this 60th event. The graphic identity they developed also appears in all the Festival's official publications, is echoed in the Palais decoration scheme, honoring the directors of the Selection, and "brands" the collection of Masterclasses in Cinema.
Photo copyright Bertille Blard-Quintard