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If you're living in the Dallas, Texas area and you love horror, you might want to head over to the Texas Frightmare Weekend convention happening this weekend at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Fort Worth. Not only is there tons of great horror panels like a Hellraiser reunion, but there will also be some exclusive artwork that the collectible arthouse Mondo will be bringing for purchase. This time they'll have posters for Gremlins, Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and more. As usual, there are limited supplies available, so you'll have to act fast if you want any of these prints. Oh, and there's also a cool action figure!
Hold onto your butts! This looks amazing and I'm sure it sounds even better. Mondo has announced and revealed photos of their upcoming Jurassic Park soundtrack vinyl release. Yes, the iconic John Williams score to the seminal sci-fi classic Jurassic Park is getting the vinyl treatment, pressed on 180 gram vinyl as 2x LPs. The soundtrack has been remastered for vinyl and will be printed with gorgeous artwork on two packaging variations, one from artist JC Richard and a limited edition vinyl from artist Dan McCarthy. Both are, my opinion, must haves. Especially because this happens to be one of my all-time favorite scores.
Last night, Saturday, April 19th, in New York City, just a few blocks from the Hook & Ladder 8 firehouse, Gallery 1988 opened the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary art show. Located at the Gallery 69 art space in Tribeca, the show includes an impressive amount of Ghostbusters-themed art and merchandise for sale and will be stationed in New York for a week. From here it will head to Los Angeles, then Chicago, then eventually to Comic-Con in July. Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters was released in June 1984 and the collection of art is one of the best I've seen honoring a classic, with outstanding work from so many well-known artists.
Whenever there's a new Marvel film, there's also a cool Mondo poster to go along with it, but now the collectible arthouse is doing a whole show dedicated to comic book superheroes from the Marvel universe, and not just the ones who have made it to the big screen. Mondo just announced a show called Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo, a comics-themed show featuring artist Mike Mitchell's iconic portraits of Marvel's huge stable of heroes and villains, running from April 25th through May 17th. There's members from teams like The Avengers and X-Men, along with Spider-Man and all the villains they fight. Look!
Not too long ago, we called your attention to the fantastic traveling art show from Gallery 1988 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. The show is hitting New York this weekend, followed by stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego (during Comic-Con) in the months following. Now a few more pieces from the show have been unveiled, along with details on what will be available for purchase at the gallery show itself, not to mention what fans who aren't lucky enough to attend these shows still have the opportunity to pick up. But first, check out the three newly unveiled pieces from the show just below.
Another Marvel movie is upon us with the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier on screens across the United Sates just hours away. That means it's also time for a Mondo poster commemorating the latest film in Marvel's cinematic universe. This time it's Rich Kelly who was commissioned to design a poster for the patriotic superhero from another time, and he did an amazing job. It has hints of the retro 70s style poster for the sequel that popped up online not too long ago but with a contemporary edge. If these posters weren't so hard to get ahold of, I would definitely like to frame it on my wall. See the poster below!
In case you haven't been paying attention, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. There'a a LEGO set version of the Ecto-1 and a limited edition vinyl of Ray Parker Jr.'s iconic theme arriving on Record Store Day. Now Gallery 1988 is getting in on the anniversary tributes with their own art show. The traveling exhibition will hit New York, Los Angeles and Chicago before wrapping things up at Comic-Con in San Diego this summer. We've posted the dates and location for the first two shows in NY and LA below, but more importantly you'll want to see the first two awesome pieces from the show to get you excited. Look!
Just a couple days ago we featured a new round of artwork from Blurppy for their "Poster Posse" proposal. Now we have a second round of artwork celebrating the giant lizard, and these might be even better. There's plenty more pieces showing off the impressive size of Godzilla and his infamous radioactive energy blasts. As usual, we've picked some of the cooler pieces that were submitted to pay tribute to the monstrous reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, but there's a whole slew of more great artwork (and variants) to check out at Blurppy, and plenty more Poster Posses coming later this summer, so stay tuned. Look below!
Earlier this month, some awesome artwork for X-Men: Days of Future Past surfaced online after Blurppy enticed some artists with one of their "Poster Posse" proposals. Now they're at it again, but this time they've used another forthcoming summer blockbuster as the inspiration, and it's a big one. Godzilla is on the verge of becoming a big deal again (literally, this is probably the biggest the King of Monsters has ever been), and with the film not too far away, we've picked some of the cool pieces that were submitted to pay tribute to the monstrous reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, and they're pretty great. Look!
Though the mind-blowing, sci-fi film Gravity didn't take home Best Picture, director Alfonso Cuaron still walked away with an Oscar for his work behind the camera, and it was well-deserved. And while the film is kind of old news now as we move on to the releases of 2014, there's still some cool stuff surfacing surrounding the impressive piece of cinema. In this case, Framestore, who was responsible for the insane visual effects that ran through the entirety of the film, crafted a bunch of poster designs to promote the film, but only a few were used. io9 has rounded up a bunch of the preliminary design sketches, and they even have the old 2012 release date, which just goes to show you how far in advance these kind of plans begin.
We've featured plenty of cool artwork from the people at Mondo lately, from their Disney gallery to a special show from artists Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong. Now it's Hero Complex who has put together an awesome artwork collection in Los Angeles called King for a Day. And if you can't discern what the show might be honoring from the teaser image above, it features nothing but artwork paying tribute to the work of Stephen King. And since the author has seen many of his books turned into feature films like The Shawshank Redemption and The Shining, there's plenty of great stuff that cinephiles will love. Look!
In case you missed it, ABC premiered a one-hour special called "Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe" about how the comic book company enacted their plan to bring The Avengers to life on the big screen in an unprecedented fashion. While most of the special was a look to the past of how the whole plan was executed, complete with Kevin Feige, Joss Whedon and all the stars of Marvel's cinematic universe as talking heads, there was also a look ahead with some concept art from the forthcoming 2015 sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, including a look at Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, not to mention some stills from Edgar Wright's test reel for Ant-Man. Check them out now!
After last week's spectacular Disney artwork was unveiled from Mondo after the collectible arthouse opened a new gallery during South by Southwest, a couple of their regular artists have teamed up for a special Mondo Gallery show with a focus on sci-fi, fantasy and a little bit of horror. Kevin Tong and Martin Ansin have joined forces for this latest show which features pieces commemorating films like The Wizard of Oz, Flash Gordon, Psycho and the intertwined sci-fi films Alien, the sequel Aliens, and the prequel Prometheus. They are all gorgeous, and they're just a taste of what's to come. See the art below!
Seemingly taking a cue from the most recent official poster for the new take on the classic movie monster Godzilla, the folks at Mondo have debuted a new poster designed by Phantom City Creative (who designed last year's Comic-Con poster for the film) to hype up the Gareth Edwards film. The poster features Godzilla stomping through a nondescript skyline where the fire and smoke created from his stomping forms the monster himself. It's a pretty damn cool piece of artwork, and anyone attending SXSW will have a chance to pick one up when the original 1954 film screens at the Ritz Alamo Theater tomorrow.