'One Love' - Alternate Poster for Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley Doc
by Alex Billington
March 30, 2012
One love, man! I'm a big Bob Marley fan, and I'm pretty damn excited for Marley, the definitive doc about the Jamaican reggae singer. We've already seen a few official trailers, but Magnolia has put out a new poster to compliment that colorful one. The poster features Marley's face made up entirely of symbols, created by Swedish artist Viktor Hertz. "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." So he used special designs like 11 baby pictograms for his 11 kids, a football player, a gun chamber and more hidden in it. Cool. Take a look!
Marley was originally supposed to be directed by Silence of the Lambs filmmaker Jonathan Demme before Life in a Day and Last King of Scotland director Kevin Macdonald came on board. It chronicles the life of Jamaican legend Bob Marley and his career as a reggae musician before passing away in 1981 due to cancer. The film first premiered at TIFF last year with a screening at the SXSW Film Festival coming next month. Magnolia Pictures now has Marley set for limited release starting on April 20th, which just makes sense.