“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” Poster Art

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Some of you may be familiar with artist Chris Ware, an American comic book artist and cartoonist, widely known for his Acme Novelty Library series, and the graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth. Ware’s art reflects early 20th century American styles of cartooning and graphic design, shifting through formats from traditional comic panels to faux advertisements to cut-out toys. Having been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Village Voice, the Yale Review, Esquire, and nest, amongst many other periodicals, Ware has received also praise from The New York Times Book Review to ArtForum, and from people as far-ranging as Dave Eggers, David Sedaris, Matt Groening, Rick Moody, Zadie Smith, and his own mother.

Well now the artist has created a poster for last year’s Palme d’Or winner, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. (aka Joe.) Hit the jump to see the poster.

Chris Ware had this to say to Vulture who origianlly posted the image:

“I wanted to get at both the transcendent solemnity of the film while keeping some sense of its loose, very unpretentious accessibility. This being a poster, however — and even worse, me not really being a designer — I realized it also had to be somewhat punchy and strange, so as to draw viewers in and pique their curiosity without, hopefully, insulting their intelligence”.

2 Comments
  1. […] release here has been designed by comic book artist Chris Ware, and was just unveiled at Sound on Sight. It’s really quite beautiful. Take a look […]

  2. Justine says

    that is ridiculously awesome.

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