Marco Antonio Batan

Marco Antonio Batan 1979 Montreux Jazz Festival
Marco Antonio Batan © DR

1979

Following in Walter Ono’s footsteps, it was another Brazilian artistic director who came up with the 1979 poster. Marco Antonio Batan had a successful career in both visual communication and education in Brazil, and his design evokes the wonderful world of cartoons and surrealism, with a touch of South American magical realism.  The piano, with its keys rising up rhythmically like fingers, was drawn by Patrick Colelough.