2011 Bahamas International Film Festival poster unveiled

The Bahamas International Film Festival unveiled its poster for the 2011 Festival last week. The festival is known for its posters designed by both local and international artists, The Nassau Guardian reports.

This year the poster has been designed by Sergio Baradat, an internationally celebrated designer, illustrator and photographer. His work is a unique marriage of timeless neoclassic sensibility mixed with an unmistakably contemporary point of view.

In October of 2011 The United Nations will unveil a collection of 6 postage stamps on the theme of International Year of Forests, written, designed and illustrated by the artist. This year has also brought many opportunities to work and collaborate with major brands, amongst them Credit Suisse (DLJ), The National Football League (NFL) and The Bahamas International Film Festival.

In October of 2008 Sergio’s poster was selected for the GET OUT THE VOTE initiative Sponsored by AIGA, The American Institute Of Graphic Arts. Out of hundreds of entries only 24 pieces were chosen to be printed and distributed nationally. These were on display at The Denver Museum and The Walker Art Center during the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention.

In May 2008 Sergio was awarded the honor of being commissioned to illustrate five postage stamps for the United States Postal Service. The series is titled Tropical Fruit and depict a pomegranate, kiwi, star fruit, papaya and guava in eye-catching and mouth-watering color. In 2006 Sergio was commissioned to create the MAMBO commemorative in the “Let’s Dance” postage stamp series.

In 2007 Sergio’s work was selected by two separate juries comprised of the top design and publishing world professionals to be part of the American Illustration Annual and American Photography Annual – achieving a record as the first individual ever to be selected for inclusion in both publications in their 20 plus year history.

Sergio has worked with such notable clients as AT&T, ITT, USPS, Condé Nast, Esteé Lauder, Maybelline, and Swatch. His illustrations and designs have appeared in every major newspaper; The New York Times, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post; and in major publications such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time, GQ, Newsweek, and Forbes. He has illustrated over forty book covers for Doubleday, St.Martins Press, Harper Collins, Simon&Schuster, and Random House; as well as album covers and posters for Motown, BMG, Polygram, Arista, and Sony.

His work is in the permanent collections of The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design in New York and The Postal Museum in Washington DC, The Cuban Heritage Collection, Miami, as well as many private collections.

Sergio received a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York. He has received numerous awards from the AIGA, the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles and New York, an expose in Print Magazine, Communication Arts, American Illustration and Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. Sergio has been honored by the cities of Coral Gables and Miami Beach Florida with the keys to the city and a certificate of commendation for his work with the USPS.

Sergio also mentored some of the brightest minds in the field of illustration and design from 1992-2004 at Parsons School of Design in New York.

For the original report go to http://www.thenassauguardian.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12770:2011-bahamas-international-film-festival-poster-unveiled&catid=38:arts-a-culture&Itemid=59

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