I’m a fan of this poster for the Cornwall Film Festival. It’s the wunderbar work of Cornwall-based illustrator & animator Darren Whittington, and is inspired by the Cornish national [sic] emblem, the chough, which is of course making an exciting comeback on the cliffs of the Lizard. And, no, non-Cornos – it’s clearly nothing like a boring blackbird.

The 10th annual Cornwall Film Festival will be held 4-6 November 2011 at Newquay’s Lighthouse Cinema, a move from its previous venue in Falmouth. A bit more info (though, tbh, not huge amounts) can be found at www.cornwallfilmfestival.com.

Here’s another hand-baked illustration by Darren, commissioned for 26 Flavours of Cornwall, currently exhibited at Trebah Garden, inspired by the Cornish pasty.