2011 has been something of a banner year for Mondo. It brought the first work from legendary artists Drew Struzan and Shepard Fairey, the advent and expansion of the Mondo Mystery Movie, inclusion into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, licenses for DC Comics, Studio Ghibli, Pixar, Jurassic Park and much more. Now, they’ve decided to end this incredible year the same way it began – with Dracula.

Martin Ansin continues the Universal Monsters series Friday with his interpretation of the 1931 film Dracula, a film which was previously designed by Vania Zouravliov and Aaron Horkey way back in January but didn’t have the vampire himself on the poster. But that’s not all. In addition to a variant, there’s an even more limited piece that’s done on wood, shaped like a coffin. It’s insane. Oh, and a new Tom Whalen Disney piece called Two-Gun Mickey will also be released for counter programming. Check them all 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 »

Mondo has just released the final two posters in their Guillermo Del Toro Director’s Series and, big surprise, they’re gorgeous. Artists Vania Zouravliov and Aaron Horkey have teamed up to make a poster for Del Toro’s 2001 film The Devil’s Backbone, and Martin Ansin has created a poster for Del Toro’s directorial debut, Cronos. The Devil’s Backbone, available in three different versions, goes on sale Friday and Cronos will be sometime later. Check out the full images of all of them after the break. Read More »

You’ve probably coveted many of artist Martin Ansin’s previous prints. His two Scott Pilgrim posters kick ass, his Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus is gorgeous and his Star Trek poster is one of the most sought after in recent memory. Now, Ansin is the latest artist to take a crack at the Star Wars poster series presented by Mondo Tees. His print, called A Wretched Hive, dramatizes one of the most classic moments in all of Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi’s severing of an arm in the Mos Eisley Cantina. There are so many classic characters in this print that it almost amounts to a really easy Star Wars version of Where’s Waldo. It even features the series’ first non-Carbonite appearance of Han Solo. Hit the jump for all the specifics. Read More »

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A movie poster exhibit recently opened in Montreal, Canada and it comes complete with three beautiful new prints. The exhibit is called “J’ai tué le photographe” (which translates to “I killed the photographer”) and it runs through October 30 at the Cinema du Parc. The three prints made for the show are Oldboy by Rhys Cooper, Full Metal Jacket by Tim Doyle and El Topo by Martin Ansin. Cooper, Doyle and Ansin have each been featured numerous times on /Film and are just a few of the artists working to prove that specially designed movie posters are back in a big way. Hit the jump to see the posters, get info on how to buy them and read more about the exhibit. Read More »

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The Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo Tees have announced a series of Star Trek-inspired posters. The first one will be released on the Mondotees website today (Wednesday) sometime around mid-day (so keep checking back). Martin Ansin‘s “Space Seed” poster profiles one of the most infamous characters in Star Trek history — KHAN!!!

Instead of doing WRATH OF KHAN right off, we decided to do a poster for his first appearance, SPACE SEED. WRATH OF KHAN will show up eventually, but we had to plant some roots. This will be an ongoing series in partnership with CBS. The most exciting thing about this partnership is that they have given us the keys to the kingdom. We can do LITERALLY ANY Trek property. That means the original series, the movies, TNG, the J. J. Abrams version and even the cartoon if we wanted to. Our goal is to do one a month and leave everyone guessing at what’s coming next. Next months entry will drive people NUTS and if everything goes right, we’ll be selling a variant at San Diego Comic Con.

The Space Seed poster will be available in a regular edition of 300 and a variant edition on wood of only 35. Check out the full print, after the jump.

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We usually only publish one Cool Stuff column a day, but every once in a while something comes up which forces us to break our one-a-day rule.

The Alamo Drafthouse will be screening Terry Gilliam‘s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus begining on Friday January 8th, and to promote the film they have commissioned a poster from artist Martin Ansin. A limited edition of 150 24″x36″ screen prints will be sold for only $35 on MondoTees. Printed on special speckletone paper with 6 colors and hand numbered. Check out the full poster after the jump.

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Cool Stuff: Martin Ansin’s Metropolis Poster

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The Alamo Drafthouse is holding a special SXSW screening of the sci-fi classic Metropolis with live, original score on March 18th at 2:30pm (click here for more information). To celebrate/promote the event, they have commissioned Uruguayan illustrator Martin Ansin to create a movie poster. Screenprinted 24? x 36?. The regular version (seen above) includes two metallic silver, glow in the dark inks, and is available on MondoTees for $30. A special gold variant edition (pictured after the jump) is printed with two metallic gold inks, limited to only 30 prints, and is being sold for $50 on MondoTees.

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