Collection: Inspired by Jazz

In posters promoting live jazz events, designers translate the excitement of the music’s syncopated rhythms and improvisational style into visual form.  

  • Niklaus Troxler
    AMR Jazz Festival, Geneva
    2019

  • Niklaus Troxler
    Jazz in Willisau, Wadada Leo Smith - John Lindberg
    2012

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    Niklaus Troxler
    Jazz in Willisau, Pierre Favre Solo Percussion
    2012

  • Ralph Schraivogel
    International Jazz Festival, Zürich
    1989


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    From the time jazz first emerged as a popular musical genre, designers have been interested in finding a visual language to match the spirit of the music. Jazz music and modern design are so interconnected that the modernist American style of the 1920s and 1930s which we now call Art Deco was often referred to at the time as “jazz modern”. In early posters for jazz venues, graphic artists adopted a jaunty, zig-zagging style to match the music’s energetic arrangements.

    A century on, graphic designers commissioned to create advertising posters for jazz events continue to explore new ways of communicating the feeling of jazz music trough their own visual medium.

  • Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg-Berlin 2019
    2019

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    Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Berlin 2015
    2015

  • Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg 2019
    2019

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    Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg-Berlin 2018, blue triangles
    2018


  • Studio Helmo, founded in 2007 by Thomas Couderc and Clément Vauchez in Montreuil, France, has produced a stunning range of posters for their longtime client Jazzdor, a jazz festival held in Strasbourg and Berlin.

    Swiss designer Niklaus Troxler is particularly well known for his jazz posters. Since 1975, Troxler has organized an annual jazz festival in his hometown of Willisau, Switzerland, and each year he designs posters for the events. Many of Troxler’s jazz posters have won international awards and are in the collections of major museums.

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    Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg 2017, pink and orange dots
    2017

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    Helmo
    Jazzdor Festival Strasbourg 2017, blue dots
    2017

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    Anaëlle Clot
    JazzOnze+ 2020
    2020

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    Anaëlle Clot
    JazzOnze+ 2019
    2019


  • Giliane Cachin and Alice Franchetti
    Cully Jazz 2018
    2018

  • Eps51
    Jazzfest Berlin 2021 Edition 1
    2021

  • Eps51
    Jazzfest Berlin 2021 Edition 2
    2021

  • Eps51
    Jazzfest Berlin 2021 Edition 3
    2021