The fluid design elements such as background topography lines define the state of being unsettled or unstable, yet it also represents changeability that resonates throughout the creation of jazz music in particular.
The state of music being connected to the natural world and our surrounding is also incorporated in the design through elements of stars and constellations, representing form and pattern. The two constellations seen in the poster are Orion and Ursa Major, both not only visible in our region but two of the most conspicuous constellations in the night sky. This not only represents the connection between musician, instrument, and music created as a result, but also the interconnection of platforms, systems, and applications in today’s digital world.
To tie it all together, the colours chosen for the design are on the cooler spectrum representing the winter setting surrounding the Festival.
The typeface chosen for the design is a strong, clean, and linear sans-serif to contrast the flowing background. – Adi Cajo, Operations Manager, TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest.
This event, made possible by the Canada Council for the Arts, is free to everyone but due to limited space is first-come-first-served.