Illustrating Edinburgh with Festival City Stories
As the world’s leading festival city, Edinburgh brings together talent from all over the world to its streets and stages with a range of major annual festivals. Renowned for international excellence in art, culture and science, the city’s bustling festival calendar attracts over 4.5 million visitors every year.
Festivals Edinburgh, supporting and advocating for the city’s leading festivals, was established in 2007 with the mission to maintain and develop their collective values and Edinburgh’s esteemed position as a ‘Festival City’ locally and globally, driving the development and delivery of collaborative projects and initiatives all year round.
To highlight some of the many stories from groups and individuals involved in festival projects throughout the year, Festivals Edinburgh teamed up with JACK ARTS Scotland to create Festival City Stories, a series of posters designed by newly graduated illustrators from Edinburgh College of Art. Pairing emerging illustrators with the city’s major festivals, we brought the words of the festival participants to life across the city’s streets. This page will be regularly updated as our ongoing partnership continues.