Video games and movies have gone hand in hand for a while. Movies have increasingly looked toward the gaming industry for inspiration and story properties, while video games have become increasingly cinematic as they stress good storytelling along with cool graphics and gameplay. That trend has spread into the art world too, where some of the most popular artists in the movie poster game have begun to make art based on video games.
Nowhere is that better seen than at the Los Angeles iam8bit gallery, which debuts its latest video game centric show on June 7: The iam8bit Entertainment System. Over 80 artists from across the globe have tackled all kinds of popular game properties. /Film is proud to give you a sampling of work in the show. We also have the exclusive debuts of work by artists Olly Moss, JC Richard and the team at Phantom City Creative. Each is probably best known for the work with Mondo or Gallery 1988, but here they’ve each tackled old-school video games with their own unique style and sensibility. Check out their work, and much more, below. Read More »
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Mere hours after Martin Ansin’s Taxi Driver was announced and two days away from a huge gallery show, Mondo has revealed three brand new posters. Two are the third and fourth entries in their Game of Thrones series leading up to the March 31 premiere. The third is the first image from Friday’s Stout/Taylor show: Ken Taylor‘s Beetlejuice.
All the particulars, and full images, are below. Read More »
Over the weekend, Mondo opened their fourth gallery show in Austin, Texas and it was without a doubt their biggest yet. The theme was Universal Monsters and it featured not only brand new work by the legendary Drew Struzan, but all new screenprints and art from the likes of Martin Ansin, Kevin Tong, Scott Campbell, Mike Mitchell, JC Richard and others.
We posted a few of the earlier images at this link but, after the jump, check out our favorites from the rest including stunning posters for Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Bride of Frankenstein and many more. Read More »
Who did the new Mondo Batman poster above and when can you get it? Does Emma Stone think Gwen Stacy will suffer her comic book fate in The Amazing Spider-Man? Want to read some intelligent commentary on the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Three? Did the Justice League already make its way to the small screen? How can you own your very own Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle van? What’s the latest on the Marvel mobile game? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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 »
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You all know me as a bit of a poster freak so when I say this, know I’m not being hyperbolic. Mondo‘s poster for 13 Assassins, designed by Vania Zouravliov, is an early contender for poster of the year. Based on the awesome, bad-ass, insert positive adjective here samurai film by Takashi Miike, Zouravliov’s piece not only evokes a whole other time period, it pops with energy and emotion. It’s stunning. And it even comes in three colors.
Check out the variants after the jump, along with new Mondo posters for Rocky 3, Dragonslayer, The Hills Have Eyes and The Mole People. Yes, Mondo is on a bit of a cult kick after The Avengers and we like it. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
Disney’s John Carter has had a rough go of it on the marketing front — a tracking report leaked last week showed “shockingly” low public interest in the film, and you don’t need statistics to know that the trailers and teasers so far have been kind of a mess. Such a mess, in fact, that one particularly devoted fan was able to create the movie’s best trailer yet using clips that had already been released.
But their latest tactic actually seems like a clever way of attracting the attention of the cool-geek crowd. The studio has teamed up with Mondo for a gorgeous new poster, which will be handed out for free to moviegoers who attend the midnight IMAX screening of Andrew Stanton‘s sci-fi adventure when it opens on March 9. Check out the full image after the jump.
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Add another amazing license to Mondo‘s growing list of conquests. The poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse has made official posters for Star Wars, Star Trek, Pixar, Disney, Jurassic Park and Wednesday they announced a partnership with DC Comics to start producing posters for films and comics. Yes, DC. As in Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.
The first poster, Fortress of Solitude, is by rising artist JC Richard (whose Jurassic Park poster by Mondo might be their best yet) and will be released on Black Friday.
After the jump, check out the full image and speculate as to what a team up between Mondo and DC could mean for the future. Read More »
In honor of Jurassic Park (and The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 too I supposed) hitting Blu-ray Tuesday, Mondo has revealed the second poster in their ongoing series based on Steven Spielberg‘s blockbuster. While the first poster by Aaron Horkey was criticized by some for not being “movie poster” enough, that won’t be an issue with JC Richard‘s work. In fact, it looks like something Universal would have killed for in 1993 and unlike anything Mondo has released before.
Richard has created a gorgeous, almost photo realistic glimpse of Lex, Tim and Dr. Grant’s calming moment with the “veggiesaurus” inhabitants of the park, the Brachiosauruses. As a result, fans of the film will be F5’ing like crazy to get their hands on this one. Find out when you’ll have a shot and see the full, high resolution image after the jump. Read More »