Before Ben Affleck becomes Batman, he’s getting his own Mondo poster series. The company just revealed they’ve got a new series of limited edition prints coming up, based on the director’s previous films Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo. Here’s what the actor/director said about the company:
I’ve always loved Mondo and their passion for film, as well as their talented stable of artists. I was initially drawn by their ability to offer a unique perspective on so many beloved films and am thrilled to see my films become the newest additions to their work.
While we love the blockbuster and cult films the company usually targets, immortalizing Affleck’s small dramas feels likes a smart, surprising departure. Check out the images below. Read More »
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Poster fans had two hours blocked off this Black Friday morning as Mondo promised several surprise drops via their Twitter account. As usual, they didn’t disappoint. Olly Moss joined the Universal Monsters club with his rendition of The Bride of Frankenstein, Daniel Danger celebrated the opening of Hitchcock with a stunning depiction of Psycho, Todd Slater captured the essence of RoboCop and Gianmarco Magnani (Silence TV) continued the Mondo Back to the Future series with the futuristic sequel, Back to the Future Part II. Check out all the posters below. Read More »
Movies aren’t the only properties getting the limited edition poster treatment at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Literature is getting its due as well. Mondo is releasing a special three print “mini-series” of George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones, though the focus is really on the HBO show. Then, talented artist Kevin Tong will be releasing stunning new prints based on the H.G. Wells works The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. Check them all out and find out how and where to get them after the jump. Read More »
Why is Batman standing on top of a Jiffy Lube? How can you read Scott Pilgrim in color? Want to read a psychology report on Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s character in The Dark Knight Rises? Looking for a gorgeous, hi-res Amazing Spider-Man wallpaper before tomorrow’s opening of the film? Where is Batman running around in the funniest parody video yet? Is a theme park prepping a Justice League ride? Has Marc Webb seen the 25 minute cut of The Amazing Spider-Man? Which actors should play Ant-Man or directors direct Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits.
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Monday we exclusively revealed something extremely exciting for Breaking Bad fans. An online, viral marketing campaign (or ARG, alternate reality game) was launched over at BreakingGifs.com that will eventually reveal 16 pieces of high end, limited edition art by some of today’s most well-known artists leading up to the premiere of the final season of the show this summer.
The event began Wednesday night in New York City as Hood Internet took the stage, only to be joined by Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) who helped reveal a URL. At that URL lay the first piece of art in the series, a scene from the pilot episode by Daniel Danger. This 12 x 36 inch beauty called My Name Is Walter Hartwell White will be up for sale today, Thursday and only 300 will ever be made. Check it out below as well as a video from the event. Read More »
The reason why a movie like The Muppets works so well is the characters and ideas are something many of us grew up with. From as far back as we can remember, humans interacting with puppets was no big thing. In fact, it was something many of us dreamed about. Characters like Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Fozzy were more than just puppets, they were living things and a part of our lives.
Since The Muppets is now in theaters (read the review here), it seems like a good time to post a similarly themed short film co-directed by one of /Film’s favorite artists, Daniel Danger (he of awesome art like this, this and this). Created for the Boston 2011 48 Hour Film Festival, How They Felt is seven minute movie about a man’s troubled marriage to a muppet and how certain things in life supersede those problems. Read More »
There’s something incredibly exciting about the phrase “anything is possible.” Waiting for something that could be anything is an exercise for your imagination. That infinite possibility, coupled with wild speculation and prediction, is ninety percent of the fun of Mondo’s Mystery Movies.
Mondo, as you may know, is the ever-growing poster boutique associated with the Alamo Drafthouse. In April Mondo began a project called Mystery Movies. People buy a ticket for a movie that won’t be announced until they’re in the theater. That is coupled with a limited edition poster that will only ever be available at the event. So imagine buying a ticket to one of these things and speculating what it could be. You throw out suggestions with your fellow attendees, laughing at wild ones and nodding at more likely ones. Finally, you sit down for the film and all is revealed. Does it live up to your expectations?
After two events in their hometown of Austin, Texas, the Mondo Mystery Movie hit the road for the first time ever featuring six different mystery movies over one weekend at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. What were the films? What did the posters look like? What was the experience like? And did the event live up to our wildest expectations? Find out after the jump. Read More »
/Film is proud to exclusively announce that a previously untitled, currently in production documentary on the world of gig posters has officially been dubbed Just Like Being There. The crew, lead by director by Scout Shannon and producer by Johanna Goldstein, has been traveling the country documenting some of the best poster artists in the business and they plan on releasing a movie about this world. If you read /Film, you know this is a subject that’s near and dear to my heart so when I heard about this film, I had find out more about it to share with you all.
“Gig posters” doesn’t only refer to concert posters, though. It pretty much covers all kinds of limited edition poster art such as the posters that Mondo releases, gallery shows at places like Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles or Spoke Art in San Francisco and, of course, the art that people make for the concerts you go to. Just Like Being There focuses on three specific artists – Kevin Tong, Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan – at the center of this ever-expanding and increasingly popular world but will also feature footage from concerts, bands, poster conventions and various gallery openings for artists who grew to prominence through their gig posters. The aim is to open a window into this niche world and make audiences aware and excited about this kind of art, much in the way Exit Through the Gift Shop ignited the world of street art.
After the jump, find out how you can be part of the filmmaking process, watch an exclusive clip from the film, read an interview with the director and much more. Read More »
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