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Telluride Film Festival Poster by Ralph Eggleston

Ralph Eggleston poster

The talented Ralph Eggleston designed this year’s poster for the Telluride Film Festival. As far as I know, the only other animation artists who have ever designed the Telluride poster are John Canemaker and Chuck Jones. The festival’s sole requirement for poster artists, which have included Ed Ruscha, Jim Dine, Laurie Anderson, Julian Schnabel and Seymour Chwast, is to incorporate the word “Show” somewhere in the design. Eggleston said on the Telluride website, “I’ve always loved simple, graphic, attention grabbing imagery and that was the basis for my design…I was given complete creative license by the festival in this process and was further inspired by the famous hitch-hiking scene from It Happened One Night. However, this time by way of a trip to the Telluride Film Festival.”