You can’t go anywhere at the Cannes Film Festival this year without seeing people kissing. They’re in front of hotels, on street corners, and on the steps of the Palais. The poster of 2018 features a young Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina leaning out of two convertibles to exchange a kiss, blue sky blazing behind them. Based on a famous still photograph by George Pierre from Jean Paul Godard’s 1965 film Pierrot le Fou, the poster for the 71st international festival was created by 27-year-old graphic designer Flore Maquin.
“That particular photo inspired me because of its colors,” says the Paris-based Maquin. “And of course, the movement of the kissing is very beautiful — and the characters are, too.”