Indie art festival reveals this year's theme and poster (and it's pretty fantastical)

THU 2021 - a quest for roots (Image credit: THU)

Each year, artists from all digital art industries – and all countries the world over – gather as a tribe at indie artist festival, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (understandably abbreviated to THU). There, they celebrate, learn, share, make new friends as well as career-changing opportunities. The tribe has come to expect special things from the creators of the event, with the year's themes and poster being of particular excitement, to boost the anticipation.

A different artist is chosen each year, and 2021 that honour is being handed to Carlos Grangel, the rock star Spanish character designer. We sat down to discuss the beautiful poster and his experiences as a tribe member so far (for more excellent posters, see our roundup of brilliant poster designs).

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Rob Redman

Rob Redman is the editor of 3D World and ImagineFX magazines and has a background in animation, visual effects, and photography. As a 3D artist he created the mothership in the Webby winning Plot Device and was animator on the follow-up; Order up. He has created training for Cinema 4D and Blackmagic Design Fusion artists. He's been a published product and food photographer since the age of 15. As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Rob is also an avid beard grower.