One of the questions Mondo were asked most last year was if they’d be continuing their Terrence Malick Director’s Series… On Thursday, they’re very excited to continue the collection with The Thin Red Line by Tomer Hanuka.
Terrence Malick's films are beautiful pieces of visual art themselves, so it can be difficult to match an artist to such lush source material. Beyond the cinematography, they're also layered with metaphorical meaning and poetic ironies. Mondo talked a lot internally about which artist would make the best poster for The Thin Red Line, as it's not an easy job, and they all landed on Tomer Hanuka. He once again did not let them down here, delivering a beautiful illustration with loads of subtle nods to the greater story at play.
Here's what Tomer had to say about his poster:
"Fighting a hellish battle in the Pacific theater of WWII, a soldier is deeply moved by the beauty of the natural world as he experiences a prosaic baptism by fire. His interior life and the reality of war are equally epic; the eternal and temporal... life and death."
The Thin Red Line by Tomer Hanuka. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 275.
Red Variant 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 150.
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