Montreux, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The new Montreux Jazz Festival poster is out, designed by award-winning illustrator Tomi Ungerer, possibly best known for his children’s books but also famous for his advertising work.
The festival also announced the dates for the 2009 programme: 3-18 July.
Tomi Ungerer last designed a poster for the festival in 1993. He moved to the United States, where he made his name, in 1956, but he was born in Strasbourg in 1931 and lived a part of his life in Alsace after it was annexed by the Nazi regime.
Ungerer has been rewarded for his contribution to the arts but also for his role in improving French-German relations. He is a Commander of the French Order for Arts and Literature, and has won the European Prize for Culture and Hans Christian Andersen Award.
The festival also announced Wednesday that it will offer, for the third year running, three Christmas present vouchers: tickets ranging from CHF70-160 for standing space, to be used to buy tickets for any evening.