Annapolis Film Festival 2015 poster unveiled!

TaaDaah! This years ‪#‎AnnapolisFilmFestival‬ official poster by Joe Barsin of CitizenPride.com. Joe has volunteered for the ‪#‎FilmFestival‬ since its inception in 2013. This is his third poster for the Annapolis Film Festival.

The new poster art for the 2015 Annapolis Film Festival has just been released. Illustrated by the Festival’s Art Director (‪#‎AnnapolisFF‬), Joe Barsin, it has a distinctive design style.

Says Festival Creative Director, Patti White: “Joe has come up with an entertaining and new view of our City and its relationship to the festival. He has incorporated our history, proximity to water, and our sense of fun that says a lot about who we are and where we come from. We have a sophisticated audience who also like old-fashioned fun and entertainment and we know they are going to love this new image.”

Circa 1898, Gunboat

Circa 1898, Gunboat

The featured Navy ship, based on the real U.S.S. Annapolis (PG-10/IX-1), is shown on Ego Alley at City Dock. Annapolis landmarks such as the Kunte Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial, and the ever-present ducks, will be recognized by locals.

Joe was inspired by the transformation currently being experienced by the film industry with a mix of mediums, venues and viewing devices. To illustrate this concept he has referenced a time in history when sailing ships were being replaced by steam power. Today, this is known as Steampunk. Joe’s illustration work has been recognized in prestigious publications like Print magazine, AIGA Design Inductee and Adobe Illustrator Bible among others.

The 2015 Annapolis Film Festival will be held Thursday, March 26 to Sunday, March 29 in a variety of locations including Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, St. John’s College, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, O’Callaghan’s Hotel and Annapolis Elementary School. Festival passes are $95 until February 28th. For more information, please visit www.annapolisfilmfestival.com

To see more of Joe Barsin's Annapolis-themed work, follow this link.


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Joe Barsin

Illustrations by Joe Barsin are special because he combines a passion for history, culture and community with a deep seeded pride in America. Living abroad in Europe during his formative years developed his understanding of an artist’s role in defining a community’s culture and history. Being an Eagle Scout developed his sense of community, patriotism and appreciation for the natural world. Joe is a native of Akron, Ohio, who graduated from Kent State University with a degree in graphic design. He and his wife, Eva, started their own design firm, JEB Design, Inc., in 1998, and continue to work from home while raising their two boys.