When the Mondo Gallery first opened last year, I asked if the original work behind some of their most sought after posters would ever be offered for sale. The answer was a sly smile and a “no comment.” Now we know why.

The next exhibit at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX is called In Progress and will feature original, hand drawn sketches, line art and concepts that were eventually made into some of the iconic posters released by the company. Opening January 25, the show features original art by Martin Ansin, Kevin Tong, Ken Taylor, Jock, Mark Englert, JC Richard, Aaron Horkey, Jay Ryan, Tom Whalen, Dave Perillo, Laurent Durieux, Dan McCarthy…pretty much every single major artist that works with the company not named Stout or Moss.

Below, we’ve got a few previously released images and exclusives from Jay Shaw and Jason Edmiston, including their thoughts on the pieces. Read More »

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Mondo might bruise a few wallets tomorrow. The company has partnered with Sideshow Collectibles and a handful of notable poster artists to produce a set of posters for the Planet of the Apes Films. There are five prints in the series, one for each of the primary classic films. (Planet, Beneath, Escape, Conquest and Battle — sorry, Tim Burton remake fans and Rise of the Planet of the Apes lovers.)

The five prints will be sold as a set online tomorrow, Thursday January 26, with a sixth bonus print included. The price is $230; not bad at all for a Mondo poster set. Any remainders not sold as sets tomorrow will go up for sale on Friday; Sideshow Collectibles will eventually offer variants of each print on the Sideshow website. The artists are Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, Rich Kelly, Phantom City Creative and Florian Bertmer. If you purchase the entire set of five, you will also receive the GO APE! poster painted by Jason Edmiston.

Hit the jump for a gallery of all six images. Read More »

Los Angeles’s famous pop culture art gallery Gallery1988 will be launching a new show next week at their Melrose location called “Please Post Bills”, an art tribute to Bill Murray. About 80 artists are involved in this group show that will be paying tribute to a comedic legend with prints, sculptures and original pieces.

The show will have its grand opening on Thursday November 3rd 2011, and will run through November 26th. We posted 15 preview pieces from the show last week (click here if you missed it). Gallery1988 has sent us a few new previews, and we’ve also compiled some pieces around the internet. Check them out now after the jump.

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What you’ve got to love about Mondo is that while they often do posters for big Hollywood blockbusters like Cowboys & Aliens or Star Wars, they’ve built their reputation on posters for really small, cult, genre movies. Some of my personal favorites are posters for The Monster Squad, The Evil Dead and on Thursday they’re releasing two more. After the jump, check out the full posters for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Read More »

Mondo has been on a roll lately, and today they tossed images of three upcoming poster images out to three different sites. But while the company has been doing a lot of high-profile films of late (Star Wars, Hellboy, etc) these films get back closer to the origins of Mondo.

The Alamo Drafthouse is doing a two-night series with exploitation director William Lustig, and has commissioned three posters to celebrate the three films being shown. Tuesday night (that’s tomorrow!) will be Maniac and then Maniac Cop 2 (note that despite the title similarities, these are unlreated movies) and then Wednesday will be Vigilante. And Mr. Lustig will be present for all three screenings.

Check out the posters in full after the break. Read More »

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