If you’re the type of pop culture art connoisseur who has Google alerts set up for things like “Tyler Stout Star Wars,” here’s something that should make your ears perk up.
Alamo Drafthouse has announced that later this month, art enthusiasts will be able to bid in an open auction for rare art prints from Mondo, one of the premier sellers of pop culture art in the United States. All of the poster posters up for auction will be coming from the personal collection of Drafthouse founder Tim League, the opening bid for every single print will start at $1, and 100% of the proceeds will go toward paying Drafthouse staff and for debt and expenses accrued during the pandemic closures. Get the Mondo auction details below. Read More »
Mondo has given the Tiki Mug treatment to Universal Monsters, Gremlins, Predator, Alien, Marvel Comics characters, and more. But recently, they’ve been teaming up with Disney to bring some of their iconic characters to shelves as collectible handmade ceramic Tiki Mugs, and today brings new additions from The Lion King, The Rocketeer, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, and each one has several different color variants. Check out all the new Mondo Disney Tiki Mugs below. Read More »
Academy-award winning composer Michael Giacchino has finally made his debut album. Travelogue Volume 1 by Michael Giacchino and his Nouvelle Modernica Orchestra tells the story of an alien’s journey on Earth. Each song opens with a narration of the alien describing her experience before Giacchino and his orchestra launch into snappy, melancholic, or adventurous foot-tapping and finger-snapping tunes.
The album is a throwback to the old radio shows the composer grew up loving, the sound both nostalgic and modern. It is pure Giacchino fun with a side of darkness influenced by the unfortunate state of the world. The composer behind classic Pixar films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and the most recent Star Trek and Planet of the Apes films orchestrated a sci-fi album for the times. As Giacchino told us over a zoom call from his beautiful workspace, the alien’s story and his solo career won’t end with volume one.
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With Halloween just around the corner, Mondo’s Monster Mash continues, with a slew of new Universal Monsters items, including figurines, pins, and Tiki mugs of the Creature From the Black Lagoon, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, and more.
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At this year’s Comic-Con at Home, Mondo revealed that they were working on a tenth anniversary re-release of Daft Punk’s propulsive score for Disney’s Tron: Legacy. Details were scarce at the time, but now a new report sheds some light on what fans can expect and shows off some of artist Matt Taylor‘s artwork. Ready to get de-rezzed all over again? Give me your best wild-eyed Michael Sheen impression and meet me below for the details. Read More »
Batman: The Animated Series: The Phantom City Creative Collection is a new book from Mondo and Insight editions highlighting artwork celebrating the now-iconic animated series hailed as many as the best Batman adaptation of all time. Mondo and award-winning artist at Phantom City Creative, Inc. Justin Erickson, have come together to release a book full of Erickson’s graphic design as well as rendered illustrations. Ahead of the book’s release in September, we’re debuting two exclusive spreads, which you can check out below.
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Marvel’s Avengers won’t be hitting video game consoles until September 4, but the beta gameplay is underway right now. That means players have already heard the game’s score composed by Bobby Tahouri, and soon it will be available as a vinyl soundtrack release by Mondo, including artwork by Phantom City Creative. Read More »
Comic-Con at Home may not be as thrilling as the usual convention fun that comes out of San Diego, but there are still some exciting reveals coming out of the virtual panels that have been released over the past few days. In fact, last night’s Mondo panel for the Art of Soundtracks teased two upcoming releases that will be must-haves for collectors of vinyl soundtracks.
Though details are still being finalized for both of these releases, Mondo provided a sneak peek at a massive vinyl box set for score from the first season of The Mandalorian, as well as a 10th anniversary release of Daft Punk‘s score from TRON Legacy. Get a look at both of these slick new vinyl releases below. Read More »
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Leonard Maltin, one of the world’s most well-known movie critics, is getting his own board game from Mondo, and a few lucky players could end up getting into the real-life movie business themselves thanks to one of the game’s more interesting aspects. Get the details below. Read More »
There’s no getting around it: Comic-Con is going to be weird this year. Not being able to wander the show floor in San Diego will be a loss for fans who look forward to that experience every year, but in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the only safe move was to shift the convention to the virtual space instead. Still, one thing remains the same: Mondo will have a bunch of cool shit available to buy if you’ve got some spare cash.
Check out a bunch of that Mondo Comic-Con 2020 merchandise below, including some jigsaw puzzles, and art prints inspired by Batman: The Animated Series, Godzilla, The Dark Knight, Ghostbusters, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, How to Train Your Dragon, and more. Read More »