French Quarter Festivals, Inc.
2019 French Quarter Festival Poster
Artist: Ayo Scott
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. proudly announces the 2019 French Quarter Festival poster artist, Ayo Scott. A native New Orleanian, Scott graduated from Xavier University in 2003 and attended graduate school at The Institute of Design in Chicago. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, he returned home to help the city rebuild. During that time, he started NOYO Designs Inc. and began to evolve from commercial graphic design work to making his own art. “It is my profound honor to be chosen as the official poster artist for this year’s French Quarter Festival and have the chance to pay tribute to a musical legacy,” said Scott.
The 2019 French Quarter Festival poster features a portrait of Soul Queen of New Orleans and regular Festival headliner, Irma Thomas. In the background are the Mississippi River and a glimpse of the Woldenberg Park sculpture, Ocean Song, a nod to the artist's father, John T Scott, and tie in to the event as the sculpture is prominently featured on the festival grounds. “French Quarter Fest has done a lot to keep local and regional artists’ careers alive, and I am honored to be on this year’s poster," said Thomas.
Silkscreen Prints, $45
Signed & Numbered Artist Proofs, $80