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 »
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If you’re a fan of Universal Monsters, you might need to change you pants after you see this work by Kevin Tong and Martin Ansin. They’re the artists behind the latest posters from Mondo and their interpretations of The Invisible Man and The Mummy are gorgeous. Versions of these posters first went on sale (and sold out) at the Mondo booth at Comic Con and now you all have a chance to get them starting Thursday, August 11. Check out the full posters and specs 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 »
Nope. Not even three previews could come close to showcasing all the awesome stuff that’ll be at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles Friday night (yes, tonight) as Crazy 4 Cult 5: I’m Too Old For This Sh*t finally opens to the world. The show features work from over 100 artists interpreting a wide variety of cult films and, in this final (and biggest yet) preview for the show you’ll see Max Dalton‘s Monty Python and the Holy Grail inspired piece, Fight Club through the eyes of Joshua Budich, Brandon Schaefer‘s take on The Evil Dead and other art based on movies like Being John Malkovich, Buffalo 66, The Karate Kid, Mulholland Dr., A Clockwork Orange, The Hudsucker Proxy and more. There are over twenty new pieces below the jump.
And, of course, don’t forget to check out the first preview, second preview and third preview from the show at those links. Read More »
If you read our exclusive interview with Olly Moss, you know that even the artists are aware how difficult it is to acquire a Mondo print these days. It’s especially difficult when there are only 185 of the things but that’s the print run of Kevin Tong‘s poster for Kim Ji-Woon‘s bloody revenge film I Saw The Devil, which is now out on Blu-ray and DVD. We’ve been buzzing about the film for months but, unfortunately, it didn’t fair too well at the box office. Hence the small print run. Still, once you see the movie, you are going to want this poster. Check out the full image, courtesy of JoBlo, after the break. Read More »
If you’ve been following the poster game at all recently, you know that Kevin Tong has been killing it. He did an incredible poster for Moon a few months back and has an amazing set of prints based on Wes Anderson films currently on sale (how these are not sold out yet is beyond me). Some of his concert prints, though we don’t write about them here, sing like the music plus he was a major part of the Lost art phenomenon from last year.
Now, he’s the latest artist to tackle Star Wars for Mondo Tees. But, as is Tong’s MO, he doesn’t just dramatize a moment from the series. Instead he takes everyone’s favorite astromech droid – R2-D2 – and breaks him down. Literally. Check out the full poster after the jump and read not only how you can get it, but see how Tong created it too. Read More »
To celebrate the Ten Year Anniversary of the movie Fight Club, ChuckPalahniuk.net has teamed up with Kevin Tong to create an awesome poster and t-shirt for Fight Club. The poster is hand screen printed, four colors, on 18 x 24 inch Cornflower Blue100 lb Cover Paper in a limited edition of 200. It costs $30 and can be purchased at TragicSunshine.com. The t-shirt is available in a bunch of colors, guy and girl sizes, on ChuckPalahniuk.net. Check out the full poster and tshirt photos after the jump.
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The DamonCarltonAndAPolarBear.com Lost-Inspired art viral is still going strong. Here is a round up of the art revealed thus far: Hurley-inspired print by Tim Doyle. Locke-inspired poster created by UK artist Olly Moss, Dharma Van print by Methane Studios, “The Crash” poster by Eric Tan, “The 4-toed Statue by Jason Munn, and Ken Taylor’s “The Smoke Monster”.
DGPH created a mural in Argentina of their characters in a LOST-type vibe, giving away the new website url: runsaverytightoperation.com. The newest poster was created by Kevin Tong for “The Hatch”. It looks like we didn’t get around to this one fast enough as it is already sold out. But it was available signed and numbered, limited to 300, this print is 18×24 inches for those following the viral. Check out the full poster online after the jump. Click on the image to enlarge.
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