Mondo Debuts Stellar 'Where the Wild Things Are' & 'Brick' Poster Art
"You're not really a king, are you?" These are gorgeous. Mondo has debuted two new art prints for two beloved (cult classic) films, both of them by artists with the last name "Taylor". One of our favorite artists, Ken Taylor, has designed a wonderful print of Max & Carol from Spike Jonze's whimsical take on Where the Wild Things Are. The film was highly praised by critics, but didn't fare so well at the box office in 2009. The other poster by Matt Taylor is for Rian Johnson's directorial debut Brick, featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Instead of the blue theme from the film, this one goes for a red motif, and it works very well.
These prints will go on sale on Thursday, January 16th via MondoTees.com if you're interested in one.
Up first, Ken Taylor's Where the Wild Things Are print - 21"x36" screen print. Edition of 350. $50 each.
An alternate version of Taylor's Where the Wild Things Are - 21"x36" screen print. Edition of 150. $75 each.
Here's the poster by Matt Taylor for Rian Johnson's Brick - 18"x24" screen print. Edition of 185. $40 each.
Rian Johnson's Brick first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005, marking the beginning of an illustrious career for Johnson (who has since gone on to direct The Brothers Bloom and Looper). Brick was also the film that helped Joseph Gordon-Levitt break out, showcasing his acting talent as a teenage loner trying to solve the mystery of his dead ex-girlfriend. Spike Jonze adapted Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are in 2008, encountering numerous production troubles along the way, finally releasing the film in late 2009. It's still a wonderful, quirky film in all its own ways and worth checking out if you haven't seen it. I would be happy with a copy of both prints - they're impressive and capture both movies perfectly.