ESTO 2019 LOGO VALITUD : : ESTO 2019 LOGO SELECTED
TALLINN - Organizers of the upcoming ESTO 2019 have chosen a logo for the festival of global Estonian culture, taking place in Tallinn June 28-July 4, 2019 in Helsinki, Tartu and Tallinn.
Created by well known, Canadian-Estonian graphic designer and musician, Jaan Kittask, the logo marries 19th century Estonian graphic design aesthetic with Estonia’s modern digital direction to reflect both tradition and progress. Kittask is a lifelong, active member of the Global Estonian community. Jaan’s father, Avo, was a lead organizer of ESTO 2000 in Toronto.
The ESTO tradition began in Toronto in 1972, as an event to bring together Estonians around the world to celebrate and maintain the Estonian language, culture and global community, during the illegal Soviet occupation of Estonia.
ESTO 2019 will reignite that long tradition of ESTO as a powerful global Estonian unifier, by calling Estonians back home to showcase and celebrate their culture, heritage and achievements with their countrymen and fellow global Estonians.
“ESTO festivals have been historically critical to maintaining Estonian culture and identity in our global communities - from Sweden to Canada, and Finland to Australia,” said Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid, “I hope that Estonians around the world will join us to continue this storied tradition here in Tartu and Tallinn in 2019.”
The multi-day global Estonian festival is the official EV100 event of 2019 and is supported by the Government of Estonia; the municipal governments of Tallinn, Tartu; and the elected representative organizations of all Estonian diaspora groups in the Global Central Estonian Council.
ESTO 2019 is being organized in close consultation with the 2019 Song and Dance Festival which will be happening immediately following ESTO 2019 in Tallinn.
Information about travel and ESTO events, tickets and passes will be published in the new year. More information can be found at esto2019.com.