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Yann Legendre is an internationally recognized illustrator, designer and art director based in Paris. Yann's illustrations have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, GQ, Creative Review, Stylist Magazine… He is the art director of the french publisher Inculte, designing each book cover and every illustrated book series. He regular creates illustrations for Universal Music in London, the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, Janus Films and the Criterion Collection in New York. In 2011, CB2 (Crate&Barrel) commissioned him to illustrate a new collection of home furniture called "Fresh Ink". In 2010 he started a collaboration with the american film maker Joe Swanberg, designing and illustrating all of the directors movie posters and from the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Yann received the "Award of Excellence for the Best Movie Poster Design".
His work had been awarded all across the world including:
- "The Best of Newspaper Design", Society for News Design (SND), United States.
- "The Best of Illustration", Society for News Design (SND), United States.
- The 10th International Poster Biennial in Mexico.
- Award "Excellent Work", Art Design Institute of China.
- Gold Winner, Graphis Poster 08/09.
- Les Plus Beaux Livres Français, France
- AIGA, for "50 books/50 covers", New York, United States.
His work has appeared in more than 50 magazines including: Communication Arts, Graphis, Eyes, Novum, Etapes, CMYK, GD USA, Juxtapoz Magazine…
In 2011, Rockport Publisher launched the book: "New Masters of Poster Design" by John Foster, featuring more than 20 posters of Yann. His work has been exhibited all across the world including United States, France, Japan, Finland, Iran, China, Boliva, Mexico, Slovakia, Russia, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland…
Yann Legendre is a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York.