Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.
That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
The Alamo Drafthouse offshoot Mondo has premiered two posters for The Hobbit today: Ken Taylor’s poster for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and Nicolas Delort’s poster for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. See both of The Hobbit Mondo poster prints after the jump.
UPDATE: They also just revealed Aaron Horkey‘s poster for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring a poster fans have been waiting for for sometime. It’s beautiful and also below.
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Ask a film fan and they’ll say Fantastic Fest is the best film festival in the world. An experience so unique and exciting, there’s almost no way it could be improved.
That is, until organizers added MondoCon.
MondoCon is a sister convention put on by the team known for their highly collectible and sought-after posters. The aim was to do a convention that celebrated all things Mondo (art, posters, toys, movies, comics) but do everything differently from other conventions. To create an experience that would be really fun for fans and non-fans alike. After attending for two days, I can safely say they succeeded — but not in the ways one may think.
So many criticize Mondo for the culture they’ve helped create with their low-supply, high-demand posters. There are valid arguments on both sides, but with MondoCon the team did their best to move away from that. It wasn’t a convention that was only about buying posters. (Though you could, of course, buy lots of posters.) MondoCon was more about community and communication. It was a venue for fans to interact with their favorite artists and other fans, and revel in the controlled geekiness.
However, at the start of MondoCon no one knew that. In fact, we knew very little at all. Below, read our full MondoCon recap. Read More »
At 3 p.m. CST Friday, the doors opened at the Mondo Gallery in Austin Texas for the highly anticipated collaboration between Mondo and Disney. The show, called Nothing’s Impossible, is on display through March 11th. All week, leading up to the opening, several sites premiered images from the show.
So we’ve seen posters for Disney classics new and old such as Fantasia, Sleeping Beauty, The Incredibles, The Lion King, Wall-E, The Sword in the Stone and so many more. They can be viewed at this link but Mondo held back a few as a surprise. Those include posters by Aaron Horkey (Ratatouille), Olly Moss (The Jungle Book), Mike Mitchell (Up and Incredibles) and more. Check out the remainder of the show, which isn’t posted here, below. Read More »
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Mondo likes to end every year with a bang. And if Die Hard wasn’t enough, they’ve got one of their most popular artists to do one of the most popular films in history, and another to do one of the most popular holiday movies.
Aaron Horkey, who previously did There Will Be Blood and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, is back with Peter Jackson‘s The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and the image is stunning. Treebeard. Hobbits. Awesome. Not to be outdone, Mondo newcomer Adam Simpson has absolutely crushed a poster for Chris Columbus‘ Home Alone. They all go on sale Thursday. Check them out below. Read More »
This month, Paul Thomas Anderson is set to start filming his seventh feature film, Inherent Vice. For fans of the generally shy director, that’s reason enough to celebrate. Now Mondo has sweetened the pot considerably, announcing a poster series for the films of Anderson curated by artist Aaron Horkey.
Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and There Will Be Blood all are getting brand new posters this week, from a variety of artists, and you can check them out below. Read More »
They’ve done Star Wars, they’ve done Star Trek, and now Mondo will complete the holy trilogy of geek properties. At Thursday night’s tenth Mondo Mystery Movie, they revealed the first in a series of posters for The Lord of the Rings, based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The first poster for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is by Aaron Horkey and you can see it in all its glory after the jump. Read More »
What’s better than seeing Steven Spielberg‘s classic action adventure film Jurassic Park on the big screen once again? Not knowing about it and getting an amazing, extremely limited edition poster to go along with it. Mondo, the poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, had their second Mondo Mystery Movie Wednesday night and after weeks of speculation and misdirection (the website hinted at a sequel that ran 134 minutes), the film ended up being Jurassic Park. But not only was mystery movie Jurassic Park with a brand new poster, that poster – by Aaron Horkey – is the first in a series Mondo is doing themed around the film.
After the jump get a good look at this first-in-a-series that will only ever be sold (at retail cost at least) to tonight’s sold out audience. 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 »
When Mondo announced that they’d be doing Director’s Series posters, beginning with Guillermo del Toro, the one title on the list that really stood out was Pan’s Labyrinth. What would a limited edition poster for this classic film look like? Finally, we have the answer. /Film is proud to exclusively present your first official look at Aaron Horkey‘s Pan’s Labyrinth poster, presented as part of Mondo’s Director’s Series and the Alamo Drafthouse’s Big Screen Classics series. The print made its debut at screening of Pan’s Tuesday night in Austin and all copies allocated for that show completely sold out. And though the film screens again tonight, all remaining posters will go on sale Friday April 22. Check out the huge images of both the 37.5″X 15″ regular and variant prints after the break. Read More »