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MondoCon is one of the best places on the planet to check out and purchase pop culture art. However, it is also a destination for those interested in pop culture art that never actually made it to the printer.

At the annual Mondo Talk panel, the Mondo brain trust revealed posters and art for movies like Doctor Strange and TV shows like Stranger Things that never came to fruition. Some of the posters stalled because they couldn’t come together creatively. Others became tangled in licensing red tape. A few of them never came together because people simply stopped answering emails. But you can check them out, in all of their sometimes unfinished glory, below.

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Metal Gear Solid movie

Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom screenwriter Derek Connolly has just been tapped to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie. Adapted from the video game series launched in 1998, Metal Gear Solid will be directed by Kong: Skull Island filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Learn more details about the Metal Gear Solid movie writer below.

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Star Wars 40th anniversary vinyl soundtrack

It’s getting to the point where there are nearly as many different versions of the Star Wars soundtracks as there were home video releases of the Star Wars trilogy. The latest addition to the Star Wars soundtrack collection is a brand new 40th anniversary release of the soundtrack to Star Wars: A New Hope on vinyl.

Walt Disney Records is releasing a special edition Star Wars 40th anniversary vinyl soundtrack that not only comes with the entirety of the motion picture score by John Williams, but a couple other cool features as well. Find out more below. Read More »

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The artistic process can be painful and awkward. Artists toil away in isolation, working through a hundred bad ideas before settling on something that works. Only after much trial and error, after much experimentation, does something beautiful actually take shape. It’s a private process. A personal process. A mysterious process.

And that’s what made MondoCon 2017‘s Mondo Live panel so damn fascinating and such a wicked concept. Three artists are put on the spot: they must design a poster for a movie live on stage, in front of an audience, in one hour. And while that sounds like a recipe for an entertaining disaster, the results were anything but. Instead, Mondo Live showcases how artists think and collaborate and slash through terrible concepts before arriving at something that clicks.

Artists Jay Shaw, Becky Cloonan, and Alan Hynes designed a Beetlejuice poster live on stage and the results were…well, you’ll just have to see for yourself.

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Cool Stuff: Cinemaps and Down Time Art from Gallery1988

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We showed you a few pieces from artist Andrew DeGraff‘s forthcoming Cinemaps book just a few days ago, but more of his unique cinematic maps that trace the journeys of pop culture characters have been unveiled. Plus, artists Glen Brogan and Luke Flowers have teamed for a collection called Down Time that imagines what some of your favorite film, TV, and comics characters do when they’re kicking back and relaxing, and the results are delightful.

Join us below and take a look at a few of our favorite pieces from these new Gallery1988 art shows.
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mondocon 2017

Over the past four years, MondoCon has become one of my favorite places to spend money.

There. It’s out in the open. To go to MondoCon with an empty wallet is to have a bad time at MondoCon, the Austin-based celebration of pop culture art and collectibles organized by Mondo, the Austin-based celebrators of pop culture art and collectibles. It’s a convention made for movie fans with a little bit of disposable income and a fair amount of wall space. To attend and not spend money would be like going to the beach and not wading into the water.

But here’s the thing: I don’t feel bad about spending money at MondoCon. It’s hard to be in a room surrounded by some of the most talented artists in the world and not want to bring some of it home with you. And with the 2017 edition of the convention being the best one yet, I imagine I’ll be making my credit card wince here for the foreseeable future.

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Cinemaps Art Show

Everyone here at /Film loves artwork created in honor of our favorite movies and TV shows. One of our favorite artists is undoubtedly Andrew DeGraff, best known for creating a series of creations that have come to be called Cinemaps.

The Cinemaps series follows the paths of characters as they traverse around the various settings of their stories, tracing their path throughout cinematic locations. In honor of a new Cinemaps book collecting some of Andrew DeGraff’s work, Gallery 1988 is hosting an art show featuring a bunch of new pieces, including maps for Guardians of the Galaxy and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. You can check both of the pieces out from the Cinemaps art show them out below. Read More »

Back to the Future Volkswagen Bus

“The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?” That’s the reason Doc Brown gave to Marty McFly for turning a DeLorean into a time machine, and one Back to the Future fan decided to take that attitude to heart when building their own time machine.

The car dealership Velocity Motorcars has a customized 1967 Volkswagen Bus that has been redesigned to look like the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. As you can see, it even has the famous gullwing doors to make it even more stylish. Check out even more photos of the  below. Read More »

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Last week, we were pleased to debut a few posters that will be for sale at this year’s MondoCon, Mondo’s annual convention dedicated to pop culture art and collectibles. Now, more posters, pins, and soundtracks have been unveiled ahead of the con’s start this weekend, including art and more for Goodfellas, Justice League, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Samurai Jack, Hot Fuzz, Ratatouille, and Predator. Check them all out below!

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Star Wars Battlefront 2

If you’re too impatient to wait for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to hit theaters in December and need something else Star Wars related to hold you over until then, you’re in luck: Star Wars Battlefront 2 is releasing in November. Players can play as heroes from all three eras of Star Wars in the explosive new game. A new Star Wars Battlefront 2 launch trailer gives you an eye-popping look at game engineered footage, and you can check it out below.

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