Color in Motion 155: “Marley” alternative movie poster from artist Viktor Hertz
Bob Marley’s life is going to come to life in a way like never before with the release of the documentary Marley on the 20th of this month. The film is stunning on so many levels with director Kevin Macdonald giving the most authentic and texturally rich visual artifacts to tell the story of Bob. Our access to the Charles Aidkoff screening room in Beverely Hills gave us the perfect setting to understand and absorb the film, a cinematic experience that has yet to leave me. With only weeks away from the official public premier, there has been the launch of an alternative film poster for Marley created by artist Viktor Hertz. Based in Sweden, this young artist is a free lance specialist who really set the tone marvelously with his alternate poster design on the Marley movie. Included below is an excerpt from Viktor about the creation of this poster.
The idea behind the pictogram mosaic portrait, is to somehow show the complexity and all the different things that made the man behind the music. For example, I inserted 11 baby pictograms in the mosaic, depicting his 11 (official) kids, and also a football player and a gun chamber (depicting the two gun wounds he got). There is also a van (which I saw in the movie trailer, actually) hidden somewhere. – Viktor Hertz
If you have not read our comprehensive and definitive review of the Bob Marley film, please do so here.
Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at Santa Barbara performing Africa Unite