Posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
The Alamo Drafthouse’s Mondo Tees has given us an EXCLUSIVE look at their next officially licensed Star Wars poster: Tomer Hanuka‘s “Father: Encounter on Dagobah”. The 19″x25″ poster print is a limited edition of only 250, each hand numbered. The poster will go on sale on Thursday July 29th on the MondoTees website. Please note: the last 2 posters from the Star Wars line have sold out in 1 hour and 30 minutes respectively. You might want to follow @MondoNews on twitter for the “now on sale” announcement. See the full design and more after the jump.
Here is a quote from the artist, Tomer Hanuka:
“The central idea going into this image was depicting planet Dagobah itself as a portrait of Luke’s subconscious in it’s most interesting and unformed phase. In a nightmarish sequence, Luke runs into the mist where he thinks he saw Vader. Luke finds him and a lightsaber duel ends with Vader’s decapitation . The mask cracks open on the severed head, exposing the frozen face of a dead Luke Skywalker. The suggestion here is that somewhere within Luke’s psyche there is a potential for ultimate evil. Luke’s greatest challenge isn’t the Galactic Empire and it’s endless, faceless troopers, but the magnetism of the dark side; the seductive idea of choosing his own potential for power over everything else.”
Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The posters are limited edition & screen printed. The posters sell out at AMAZING speed (sometimes within minutes). The recent release of the 2nd poster in Mondo’s Star Wars series, “Raider,” sold out within 25 minutes.