Posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you’re a movie fan on the internet, you’re probably familiar with Mondo, the Austin-based purveyors of posters, clothing, and toys that have a habit of selling out in the blink of an eye. And this weekend brings us MondoCon 2016, the annual convention that puts dozens of the company’s regular artists in the same space for a pop culture celebration that is breathtaking and wallet-draining. Like last year, I’ll be in attendance to bring you all of the necessary news and share looks at the beautiful art that will be on display.
In advance of this year’s con, I was offered the chance to speak with artist Todd Slater, who will be in attendance this year and will have a few new posters, including a unique take on the Don Bluth animated classic, The Secret of NIMH, for sale at his booth.
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Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim is now in theaters and for the past few weeks, one thing has been made abundantly clear. No film in recent memory has sparked the imaginations of graphic artists quite like this one. We’ve posted multiple articles featuring gorgeous art inspired by the film and now there’s even more to behold.
At Comic-Con Mondo will introduce a brand new artist, Ash Thorpe, with a striking, two poster take on the film. Odd City Entertainment ends their ongoing series with popular artist Todd Slater and Chogrin has brought together a ton of artists who just wanted to make art based on the movie.
Below, check out a whole bunch of new Pacific Rim-inspired art. Read More »
When Judd Apatow‘s R-rated comedies started making hundreds of millions of dollars, Hollywood took notice and emulated them left and right. But fans knew that the director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up had been making us laugh long before that. He helmed two of the most underrated network series of all time, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared; produced films like The Cable Guy and Anchorman; and worked on TV shows such as The Critic and The Larry Sanders Show. This was a comedic genius that deserved all the praise heaped upon him.
In celebration of his latest film, This is 40, Gallery 1988 Melrose in Los Angeles is hosting a Judd Apatow tribute show featuring art based on films he had a hand in. So, in addition to everything mentioned above, there’s also art inspired by Superbad, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights, Walk Hard, and Step Brothers. The show opens Tuesday December 4 and remains on display through December 30.
After the jump, check out a ton of art from the show from artists such as Glen Brogan, Todd Slater, Joshua Budich, Jason Liwag, Jason Edminston, Dave Perillo, Anthony Petrie, Jeff Boyes, Joey Spiotto and others, including some exclusives, and find out how you can attend. Read More »
Poster fans had two hours blocked off this Black Friday morning as Mondo promised several surprise drops via their Twitter account. As usual, they didn’t disappoint. Olly Moss joined the Universal Monsters club with his rendition of The Bride of Frankenstein, Daniel Danger celebrated the opening of Hitchcock with a stunning depiction of Psycho, Todd Slater captured the essence of RoboCop and Gianmarco Magnani (Silence TV) continued the Mondo Back to the Future series with the futuristic sequel, Back to the Future Part II. Check out all the posters below. Read More »
New York Comic-Con has come and gone, bringing with it big movie news, TV news and lots and lots of collectibles. And while some booths chose to reveal their collectibles in advance, one that didn’t was the crew at Mondo. They preferred to keep their first trip to New York a well-kept secret until the convention opened on Thursday. Once that happened though, fans realized it was worth the wait as the famous poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse had brought posters from the Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Shaun of the Dead, Kill Bill, Friday the 13th and more. That’s the good news. The better news is that not everything sold out so they’ll likely be online soon.
After the jump, check out all of Mondo’s New York Comic-Con offerings. Read More »
The brand new Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY kicked off with a bang earlier this month with a show focusing on your favorite cable TV shows. Art focused on shows like The Sopranos, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Weeds and many others adhere the walls of the gallery through this weekend and, to go out with a bang, they’re releasing one more piece.
/Film is proud to exclusively reveal The Dark Passenger, a gorgeous metallic screenprint by Todd Slater inspired by the hit Showtime show Dexter. The seventh season of the show premieres on Sunday and that’s when fans online will have a chance to grab it. Check out the full image and more after the jump. Read More »
Los Angeles’s famous pop culture art gallery Gallery1988 will be launching a new show next week at their Melrose location called “Please Post Bills”, an art tribute to Bill Murray. About 80 artists are involved in this group show that will be paying tribute to a comedic legend with prints, sculptures and original pieces.
The show will have its grand opening on Thursday November 3rd 2011, and will run through November 26th. We posted 15 preview pieces from the show last week (click here if you missed it). Gallery1988 has sent us a few new previews, and we’ve also compiled some pieces around the internet. Check them out now after the jump.
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The next print in Mondo’s LucasFilm-licensed Star Wars art print series is Todd Slater‘s “Great Warrior”. The image uses leaves, sticks, ferns and other flora found in the swamps of Dagobah to create Yoda’s face.
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As you’ve probably heard, The Alamo Drafthouse is having a Horror movie series, and Mondotees has commisioned artists to create limited edition posters for some of the films in the series. Earlier this month we showcased some of the other posters in the series: The Shining, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Lost Boys. The newest addition is Todd Slater‘s poster for Evil Dead 2. The 24×32 three-color print (featuring metallic gold ink) is signed by Todd and individually numbered. The standard edition if Red, available for $30 on Mondotees. A blue limited edition is also available for $50.
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