AMPAS Archiving Mondo Posters + Drew Struzan's 'Frankenstein' Art
Mondo made its mark. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that it would begin archiving film posters from Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique. In addition, they launched a website located at mondoarchive.com that chronicles all poster releases since their inception in 1999. Finally, one of the first posters to be archived with the Academy is a gorgeous limited edition print of the classic Frankenstein (1931) from legendary poster artist Drew Struzan (see it in full below). This is the first time Mondo has worked with Drew Struzan and the result is just stunning, but it's extremely tall.
For those interested in buying a copying of this Frankenstein poster, info on its size and pricing hasn't been released yet, but will be sent out soon via @MondoNews online. Check out this great poster directly below.
"We are always seeking out the unusual, and the Mondo collection certainly fits the bill," said the Academy's graphic arts librarian, Anne Coco. "We are looking forward to working with the Alamo Drafthouse to ensure that its contribution to the art of movie posters will be around for future generations to appreciate." This ongoing gift from the Alamo Drafthouse will be housed along with the Herrick's existing collection of more than 38,000 movie posters. The posters in the library's collection are stored in climate-controlled vaults, and are scanned and entered into the library's online catalog. "We're extremely grateful to the Academy for its interest in archiving Mondo's poster collection," said Mondo's Justin Ishmael. Congrats, they deserve it!