The worm is out of the sand. Mondo’s secret new gallery opened Saturday with a sci-fi themed show that left jaws on the floor and wallets extremely empty. Tyler Stout did his first Mondo poster since October, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Kevin Tong did Forbidden Planet, Martin Ansin kicked off a new Terry Gilliam Director’s Series with Brazil, Jay Shaw did David Cronenberg right with The Fly and Crimes of the Future, Phantom City Creative went all George Melies with A Trip to the Moon and much, much more: Akira, Dune, War of the Worlds, Planet of the Apes, The Fountain, Real Steel, it goes on and on, 38 in total. Check out those image and more after the jump. Read More »
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For some music lovers, vinyl LPs never stopped being an ideal way to listen to music. Stick to CDs or MP3s if you like, but I’ll continue to nurture my own enthusiasm for the large cover art and physical interaction with LPs. Last year, I reluctantly bought a digital copy of the score for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s movie Drive, but would have much rather been able to purchase an LP pressing with the moody cues from Cliff Martinez.
Last week the UK label run by Geoff Barrow of Portishead announced that it would release the Drive OST on vinyl, and now Mondo has chimed in with plans to release a 2-LP edition of the Drive OST in the US. No need to pay the import price!
Oh, and as a bonus, the Mondo release will have new cover art by Tyler Stout. Details are below, along with a nifty trio of neon-inspired posters (unrelated to the LP release) for the film. Read More »
As if movies like The Cabin in the Woods, 21 Jump Street, Rec 3: Genesis and The Raid weren’t good enough reasons to be excited for South by Southwest 2012, Mondo has just announced they’ll be opening a permanent gallery at the festival. Finally a place in Austin, Texas for people to go and check out Mondo’s own brand of bad ass, movie themed art at any time.
To kick it off, they’ll be opening a mystery show on March 10 at 6 p.m. Nothing is known about the show, but the invitation has a few cryptic clues. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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 »
Mondo and Captain America: The First Avenger are taking over San Diego Comic-Con. The limited edition poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, whose prints are now being archived by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has six brand new Cap themed posters: two by Eric Tan, two by Olly Moss and two by Tyler Stout.
One of the premiere poster artists on the market today, Stout’s detailed, jam-packed prints can go for upwards of $2,000 a piece and his art was recently used for the cover of Marvel’s Captain America: First Vengeance #4. Now he’s expanded that image into a jaw-dropping representation of the upcoming Joe Johnston film. Check out both images after the jump. Read More »
Paramount Pictures has a couple awesome projects in the works this week with Mondo. First up, on Wednesday, comic book stores everywhere will get in copies of Captain America: First Vengeance #4 with cover artwork by fan-favorite artist Tyler Stout. You can see a hint of that above. Then, they’ve teamed with artist Jesse Phillips to do posters for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Three thousand copies of the original will be handed out exclusively to attendees of special Tuesday June 28 screenings at Arclight Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA and a variant edition will be sold on @MondoNews Wednesday June 29. See images of all these pieces after the jump. Read More »
It’s almost as if with each and every release, Mondo just keeps upping the bar. In the last few weeks alone we’ve seen a beautiful Kill Bill poster, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and two very cool Wes Craven posters. Thursday night in Austin, Texas, though, they started something new. Justin Ishamel, who runs Mondo, and Tim League, who runs the Alamo Drafthouse, began the Mondo Mystery Movie Series – a screening series that will be a total and utter mystery until the curtain goes up and they’ll have an extremely limited edition poster to go along with it.
The Mondo Mystery Movie was Thursday and it ended up being Akira, which was chosen by popular poster artist Tyler Stout. Stout himself flew into Austin for the screening and brought along a brand new, very limited edition Akira poster. There were only 180, not even enough for every single person who came to the movie so, unless you want to spend a lot of money, these aren’t going to be available. Hitfix got the exclusive reveal of the poster and while you can see a taste above, wait until you see the whole thing. Read More »
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Tyler Stout created this awesome Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair movie poster as a surprise for Quentin Tarantino‘s birthday screening of the uncut film at the New Beverly Cinema. Posters were sold at the screening, and will go online tomorrow on Mondo.
They are also selling a limited edition Japanese variant for $100, which OMG says is “printed on paper that lands somewhere between rice and parchment, plus it has some subtle changes to the art”. Only 225 copies were printed. The regular version is a 24? x 36? screenprint, has an edition of 600, and will cost $50. Both will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, April 5th) at a random time. Hit the jump to see both designs.
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