Many times, the international version of a movie poster is much better than the domestic one. International marketing teams seem more willing to take visual risks, and therefore, we’re given more interesting and evocative artwork.
So what if your favorite limited, pop culture art was given a foreign spin? That’s the general idea behind Native Tongue, a three person show that opens November 9 at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA. Jay Shaw, Jason Liwag and Rico Cabina have each made new posters that look like they’re from overseas for some of their favorite films. Shaw did Polish-inspired works, Cabina simulated Mexican designs, and Liwag did Japanese. The result is a simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar collection of movie posters for films like Dick Tracy, Eyes Wide Shut, Big Trouble In Little China, and The Rocketeer. Check out a small sampling below. Read More »
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The current craze of limited edition movie posters has its roots in the long-standing tradition of gig posters. Those posters advertised and commemorated concerts (and still do) with some editions becoming increasingly collectible. That inspired Mondo to do the same thing for film screenings. The outfit’s latest poster is a return to those roots, as it is a piece by artist Jay Shaw based on the rockumentary A Band Called Death.
Conceived in the mold of gig posters and mix tapes, Shaw’s poster is a great representation of the film, which documents one of the most surprising stories in punk rock history. It’s currently playing on demand but hits theaters Friday June 28 and Mondo will release Shaw’s poster on June 27. We’re proud to exclusively debut the poster below.
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Criteron fans who saw the artwork for this week’s release of Alex Cox‘s cult film Repo Man and thought, “That looks familiar” might have been 100% right. The work, commissioned by Criterion, was done by two of Mondo‘s familiar and talented artists: Jay Shaw and Tyler Stout. You can get the artwork on the Criterion release, out Tuesday, or as limited edition screenprints released by Mondo, also on Tuesday. Get the specifics below. Read More »
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 »
While one Los Angeles gallery focuses on pop culture weapons, a New York counterpart is making that idea even bigger. The Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn has a new show opening January 18 called Gadgets and Gizmos and it’s filled with art based on some weapons, lots of vehicles, robots and accessories too, all inspired by the technology in some of your favorite movies.
While plenty of regulars are on display (Back to the Future, James Bond, Iron Man, Batman), this show has a bunch of subjects that don’t get as much love: Inspector Gadget, Short Circuit, District 9, The Rocketeer, and Flight of the Navigator. Check out a quick selection from the show below and find out how you can see it in person or buy it online. Read More »
New York Comic-Con has come and gone, bringing with it big movie news, TV news and lots and lots of collectibles. And while some booths chose to reveal their collectibles in advance, one that didn’t was the crew at Mondo. They preferred to keep their first trip to New York a well-kept secret until the convention opened on Thursday. Once that happened though, fans realized it was worth the wait as the famous poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse had brought posters from the Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Shaun of the Dead, Kill Bill, Friday the 13th and more. That’s the good news. The better news is that not everything sold out so they’ll likely be online soon.
After the jump, check out all of Mondo’s New York Comic-Con offerings. Read More »
The best part of collecting pop culture art is the moment you see a piece that speaks to you. The moment when an artist created a work for a teeny, tiny film that you loved growing up and now there it is, perfectly represented, and you just have to own it. Personally, this has happened multiple times with the work of artists Jeff Boyes, Joshua Budich and Jay Shaw. These three super-talented, super-deserving, but not-yet-super-famous artists are collaborating in a new exhibition that opens Thursday at Gallery 1988‘s Venice, CA location.
In it, films like Teen Wolf, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Thrashin’ (yes, the Josh Brolin skateboarding movie), Akira, Jaws, Masters of the Universe, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Klute are just a few of the properties on display. OK, they’re not tiny movies, but still. Check out the images after the jump and find out more about the show. Read More »
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On Wednesday, you knew it was going to be big. Game of Thrones and two different posters for The Dark Knight Rises were just the tip of the iceberg. The Mondo Booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 was a must visit during the convention, featuring hundreds of eager fans rabidly anticipating the next of several random surprise releases. Lines caused major problems with security and with the schedules of Con attendees desperate to get one of these posters but, mostly, people left happy. Some of the highlights included a Lord of the Rings trilogy set by J.C. Richard, Princess Mononoke by Olly Moss, Lego Lord of the Rings by Kevin Tong, several Adventure Time pieces and even a surprise visit by Guillermo Del Toro to autograph Mimic by Jay Shaw.
After the jump, check out all the posters we haven’t already posted about in one easy to view gallery. Read More »