IGNASI BLANCH, illustrator

The image of this year’s poster is the work of the popular illustrator Ignasi Blanch, another queer artist who lives in the Garraf region, and who has lent the association Colors Sitges Link for this year’s Sitges Queer Fest.

In turn, the poster has been designed by the artist Joan Escofet.

Ignasi Blanch was born in Roquetes, Baix Ebre.

After graduating in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona, he continued his studies in Berlin, where he specialised in printing and engraving techniques at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien centre. Coinciding with the fall of the Wall, he was selected as the only Spanish representative in the international East Side Gallery project. He lives and works in Barcelona as an illustrator.
He has received many awards, such as the Premio Crítica Sierra de Oro 2006, the Premio Librero de Álbum ilustrado 2008.

He has recently published the solidarity book LIV ON with the singer and actress Olivia Newton-John.