Plumes d’Afrique is a biennale celebrating contemporary African literary and artistic expression, taking place over a month, and showcasing established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora.

Every two years, writers, storytellers, artists, journalists, filmmakers, photographers, historians, musicians, singers, gather under the patronage of Malagasy writer Jean-Luc Raharimanana.

The festival features readings, panel discussions, conferences, exhibitions, screenings, performances, youth and children’s workshops, and a street parade that serves as a link between all the events.

I worked closely with the Plumes d'Afrique festival in modernising their visual communication, steering away from the nostalgic or exotic clichés often associated with the African continent.

The poster for this edition features the festival's central element, the Dogon dancers. I also designed a typography inspired by the geometric elements of the Dogon masks, that was used for the poster and program.