Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity has quickly become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. At $219 million and counting, with a full awards season run likely, the 3D space thriller has firmly planted itself in popular culture both for this year and years to come. It makes sense, then, that the evil geniuses at Mondo have created an officially licensed poster for the film. And for art fans, the fact it was done by technical master Kevin Tong is even less of a surprise. Check out the full poster below along with a process video. Read More »
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For the past few days, we’ve been drawing (pun intended) your attention to ton awesome exclusive art that’ll be available at San Diego Comic-Con. We’re shown you Mondo, Marvel, some movies, and if you read Page 2 or Superhero Bits, there have been several peppered in there too. With Comic-Con officially kicking off Wednesday night, we figured it was a good time to do show you a bunch more. This should, hopefully, help fans who are heading to San Diego find some cool pieces to target, and also give fans outside San Diego lots of variety to click through.
Gallery 1988 has a booth with some very cool exclusives including some official Sharknado posters and The Shining by Mark Englert. Olly Moss will be sharing a booth with Mike Mitchell and Scott Campbell, and each will be selling exclusive video game, movie and comic book art. Kevin Tong will debut some new work including Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis. Acme Archives has a ton of exclusives include some great Simpsons and Power Rangers stuff and Nerd HQ will debut their insane, star-studded Nerds Versus Aliens art work which will be available for charity.
Check out a huge gallery of images below. Read More »
We’ve already seen some very cool collectible art based on Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim and it just keeps rolling in. Odd City Entertainment just revealed a few more posters; there’s a full Guillermo Del Toro art show opening in Los Angeles this weekend; and that mysterious Kaiju Remedies box included two images that look very much like Mondo posters.
After the jump, check it all out. Read More »
There’s just something exciting about seeing a giant robot kick ass. Growing up in the ’80s, cartoons like Transformers and Voltron were fan favorites because of that very idea. Long before that, Godzilla and the Toho crew fought plenty of giant mechs, and the formula has been exploited in anime, live action television and some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. In projects like Evangelion, Power Rangers, and Pacific Rim, big robots kicking ass is a long-standing tradition.
The Acid Free Gallery in Philadelphia, PA is putting that fact to good use at the upcoming Wizard World ComiCon Philadelphia taking place May 30th through June 2nd. They’ve employed four of the top posters artists working today: Laurent Durieux, Tom Whalen, Kevin Tong and Jesse Philips to make exclusive, robot themed, posters for the event. There’s Voltron, Starscream, Soundwave and the Dinobots. Check them out below. Read More »
Kevin Tong‘s Sights Unseen art exhibit is like when Carrie goes nuts on Homeland and puts up a huge bulletin board of work. It’s overwhelming and blinding, but totally genius. Tong, one of the most well-respected and talented screenprint artists working today, has created an exhibit not just for movie fans. It’s for everyone.
Comprised of over 200 drawings from the entire course of Tong’s career, the exhibit hits like a ton of bricks. It’s difficult to believe he’s assembled this much work in one space. As you begin to explore the nooks and crannies of the gallery, you’ll find beautiful movie pieces, music pieces and more general art pieces that Tong created on the way to larger, more commercial work. It’s one of those exhibits fans will have to explore again and again because they’ll find something new and exciting every single time through.
Tong has done movie posters for Mondo, Gallery 1988, Spoke Art, worked for bands like Phish, The Black Keys, Bon Iver and many more. But all of it started with these drawings and seeing them as a whole is not only to see the arc of an artist’s career, it spotlights an evolving style and ideas that are radically out of the box.
Sights Unseen is currently on display at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA through April 3. Below, we’ve captured just a few of the movie and pop culture related pieces. Read More »
Also, Tugg is bringing the cult classic Battle Royale to theaters along with a brand new print from artists Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim) and Kevin Tong.
Battle Royale, long available in the United States only as an import DVD, has been added to Tugg’s library for fans to create their own screenings at their local theater nationwide. Additionally, for those screenings that happen, Tugg promoters will be given a quantity of Mondo’s Battle Royale posters for themselves and to be given away to attendees at the events (while supplies last). Request a screening now here – http://www.tugg.com/titles/battle-royale.
Mondo is hosting the first Tugg screening of Battle Royale as part of the opening weekend festivities at the Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park in Houston on February 16. The ticket price of $85 includes the cost of one variant poster (edition of 225). The regular edition will be sold via MondoTees.com at a future date and will be the version used for the limited quantity of posters at subsequent Tugg screenings. See both the regular and variant posters after the jump.
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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 »
Unfortunately, John Hammond’s vision of what Jurassic Park could’ve been never came to pass. Life found a way and all his precious, living, previously extinct attractions ran amuck and created enough chaos for three movies, with a fourth on the way.
That might have been the case on Isla Nublar, but outside the movies, artists are free to change the fate of the park however they want. So, for example, when Kevin Tong was tasked to make a Jurassic Park poster for Mondo, he surmised what Jurassic Park would be if all went according to plan. The answer? It’s one of the happiest places on Earth where families go to enjoy a fantastic, fun-fulled vacation full of memories and dinosaurs. Kind of like Disneyland.
Mondo’s latest Jurassic Park poster is a limited edition screenprinted advertisement for the Jurassic Park of John Hammond’s dreams. Check out the full images as well as some close ups after the jump. Read More »
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