The official 52nd Montreux Jazz Fest poster designed by Swiss artist Christian Marclay communicates principally through contrasts and tensions. While the cassettes evoke a certain return to analog media, their fracture also refers to the evolution in how music is listened to. Reflecting an era of both streaming and vinyl, the pixelated font blurs the line between analog and digital.
This renewed interest in analog is fascinating. We need to have something in our hands. We miss album covers and exchanging mixtapes. Music is above all else a social event. That’s why we go to concerts: to be present and live a unique experience.” - Christian Marclay