Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Info•Rama was founded in 2014 by artists Kevin Tong and Tom Whalen, who set out to create beautiful infographics that were full of meticulously researched information while also doubling as gorgeous pieces of art. Since both Tong and Whalen regularly collaborate with Mondo, the purveyors of the internet’s favorite pop culture posters and merchandise, a team-up was inevitable. Now, Info•Rama is the subject of the latest Mondo Gallery show in Austin, Texas, with Tong, Whalen, and Matt Taylor contributing pieces that break down some of your favorite movies, television shows, and comic book characters while also looking nothing short of gorgeous.
And you can check out every print from the show below.
The gallery show is comprised of twenty new posters, each of them touching on some of the most popular titles in modern pop culture history. Subjects include Back to the Future, Jaws, Batman, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, the Avengers, Jurassic Park, and Spider-Man. However, my favorite of the bunch is undeniably Matt Taylor’s Bullitt poster, which captures the cool energy of the Steve McQueen classic while also breaking down the basics of the films iconic car chase.
Here’s Mondo Creative Director Mitch Putnam on collaborating with the Info•Rama folks on making this show happen:
Since it launched, the Info•Rama project from Kevin Tong and Tom Whalen has been one of our favorite new developments in the poster world. We were excited to bring their illustrative infographic approach to our film properties, and adding Matt Taylor to the show was an incredible bonus. Sometimes collaborations come easily and feel really natural, and this is a perfect example of that.
And here’s Kevin Tong, spreading the love even further:
Info•Rama, from the beginning has just been so enjoyable because Mitch Putnam, Tom Whalen, and I stumbled upon something that combines all the things we love: art, learning, and working with friends whose art we admire. I’ve been a big fan of Tom for years and Matt Taylor consistently delivers top notch intelligent work, so there was no question about having him join us. The work they’ve done for the show is among their finest.
If you want to check out more art created through Info•Rama and possibly pick up something for yourself, you can check out the official site. If you’ll be in Austin and want to stop by the Mondo Gallery to actually check out this show, you’ll need to visit 4115 Guadalupe Street before July 9, 2016. As is always the case with these gallery shows, whatever isn’t sold on site will eventually become available online.
You can check out a full gallery of the new art below.