New Mondo 'Dark Knight Rises' Poster Can Be Bought By Everyone!
by Ethan Anderton
July 14, 2012
Yes, we know. A Mondo poster was just released for The Dark Knight Rises earlier this week. So what gives? Well, aside from the fact that this poster comes from the fantastic artist Olly Moss, there's a special catch with this new piece. Usually, you can only get a hold of Mondo posters by having the fastest fingers in the west whenever the prints randomly go on sale, but this time, you'll have a certain amount of time to purchase a different version of the poster, and everyone that wants one can get one as long as they have the money. First, you should check out this stunning poster, and then we'll give you the purchase details below!
Here's Olly Moss' stunning Mondo poster for The Dark Knight Rises:
A 24 x 36 inch variant, edition of 180, is currently on sale at Mondo's Comic-Con booth as we speak. But as we said, everyone has an equal chance of getting this Mondo poster for the first time ever. How? Well, from 12:01 a.m. CST Wednesday, July 18 until 11:59 p.m. CST, if you go on Mondo’s site, you can order a poster. That's an entire day to purchase this poster as long as you have $40 to spend. But this version for easy purchase will be a 16 x 24 inch screen print, and as many will be made as purchased by all of you fans.
Some poster collectors who like the limited nature of Mondo's art might be miffed, but Justin Ishmael explains this sale method comes from two different trains of thought. The first comes from complaints after The Avengers prints were not easy to attain. Ishmael told SlashFilm:
“Everyone was shitting on us because we didn’t print enough. We printed more than we ever had and it still didn’t come close to demand. Everyone likes to say ‘I just want [Mondo posters] for the art. So if you just buy it for the art, you’re gonna be able to buy it for the art. Being an edition so large it’s probably not going to be worth money on eBay so if people are truly just buying it for the art, that won’t matter to them.”
But don't expect this treatment for every single Mondo poster release from now on. Ishmael says, “This isn’t going to change how we do stuff. People in Australia, Japan and Germany all complain they can’t get our posters. This is our way to say ‘Thank you’ to anyone who has ever wanted to buy a poster from us. I hope people take it well and it’s not like ‘Mondo sold out or something.’ It’s more this is a truly for the fan thing. If you want good art and you want to hang this, you have 24 hours. Normally by the time people find out [about our posters], it’s sold out.” Sounds good to me, and likely to everyone else who wants a poster. Cool?