Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Ringling Students Design Winning Poster

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Ringling Students Design Winning Poster

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SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL

The Sarasota Film Festival on Tuesday unveiled the poster it will use to promote the 2016 event, which runs April 1-10.

The poster features a woman's head with colorful hair made from images of floating manatees, sea turtles and other flora and fauna, giving way to a headdress of blueish-gray peacock-like feathers held together by pieces of film.

The winning design by Gisselle Tirse and Nikelle Mackey was the result of a partnership between the festival and the Collaboratory at Ringling College of Art and Design.

Festival officials said they commissioned two weekend-long brainstorming events for Ringling students to create several options for the poster, which will also be seen on other promotional materials and banners that will be hung along Main Street beginning Feb. …

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