Telluride Film Festival Poster Unveiled

Telluride Film Festival Poster - Publicity - P 2017
Courtesy of Telluride Film Festival

Lance Rutter has designed the poster for the 44th edition of the fest.

Artist and graphic designer Lance Rutter has created the poster for the 44th Telluride Film Festival, which is set to run Sept. 1-4.

Rutter has taught design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, served on the school’s national board and presided over the 2008 and 2010 Chicago International Poster Biennials. His posters have been a part of international exhibitions in the U.S., France, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Hungary, China, the Slovak Republic, Bolivia, Russia and Iran. He is currently the vice president of design for Quantifind, a tech start-up in Silicon Valley, where he is responsible for everything from the company’s branding and office space design to the design of their data analytics software.

“So many really wonderful artists have become part of this legacy, and it’s an honor to now be associated with them,” Rutter said in a statement. “After speaking with several people who have a deep love of — and long association with — Telluride, I believe there is something uniquely magical that happens there every year. While the foundation of Telluride has rightfully been a celebration of film, the festival itself is more about the coming together of the lovers of film. From creators to admirers, it is about the people who fill, and then transform the place. The collegial atmosphere, the ‘realness’ and accessibility of the people, their joy and warmth … those are the things that enchant Telluride — and what I hoped to express in the poster.”