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In case you weren't aware The LEGO Movie hits theaters everywhere today, and this writer will have a glowing review for the thoroughly entertaining animated flick from Phil Lord & Chris Miller later today. But until then, Mondo has released a spectacular new poster from artist Tom Whalen commemorating the truly original film. All the right characters are on display, including Chris Pratt's endearing but clueless new master builder Emmet, and it's just a great piece of artwork. Stay tuned to @MondoNews to see when the 18″ x 24″ screenprint with an edition of 475 prints goes on sale for $45 sometime today. Look below!
Great Scott! This is amazing! Mondo has outdone themselves, once again, with a stunning poster that I must get my own print of. For one of their upcoming gallery exhibitions down in Austin this month, Mondo is featuring French artist Laurent Durieux solo. We love his work and so does everyone else and he's already responsible for a number of famous prints, including The Birds and Die Hard. Our friends at SlashFilm have revealed the Back to the Future Part II print from his trilogy series and it's just about perfect. From the colors to the composition to the DeLorean itself, I am totally in love with this art. I want it on my wall now!
Big news for Disney fans attending SXSW in Austin this March. Mondo has announced they're opening an exhibition at their gallery in Austin during SXSW from March 7th to 11th. The gallery is titled "Nothing's Impossible" and they've partnered with Oh My Disney to feature limited edition artwork from Disney classics and current characters. To celebrate the news, they've debuted a print by Ken Taylor for Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951), seen in full below. "Disney has a special way of bringing out the magic in all of us and we're very excited to bring that feeling to Austin at this year's gallery event," stated Justin Ishmael.
In deadly danger...because they saw too much! Another new poster for one of Hitchcock's classics. Mondo has debuted their poster art for Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 thriller classic starring Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly. The art is designed by artist Adam Simpson, and features a creative design of the apartment block, with the various tenants that Stewart spies on hidden within. It's a very sleek design, although a bit contemporary and certainly different from the film's real marketing. It's also reminiscent of the recent Home Alone poster, also designed by Adam Simpson. You can see the poster and alternate below.
"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.
You can't escape your self. I'm surprised and kind of excited to report we have a rather impressive poster to start off the New Year right when it comes to poster art. A unique, very red poster for Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve's other film with Jake Gyllenhaal, titled Enemy, has debuted via IMPAwards. Adapted from another novel called The Double (not related to Richard Ayoade's film) the story is about a man who seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. The cast also includes Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini and Sarah Gadon, but it's only Jake Gyllenhaal over and over on this poster. There was a trailer for this film once, but it was pulled, now we're waiting for the real one from A24. Until then, check this out.
Mostly because of the amazing special effects of Ray Harryhausen, the 1981 adventure Clash of the Titans is a cult classic, making it ripe for tribute by the collectible arthouse that is Mondo. Even with the 80s cheese the original film brings to the table, it's infinitely better than the sack of garbage that was the remake starring Sam Worthington (and the equally terrible Wrath of the Titans). To pay tribute, Mondo has released two new pieces of work that will go on sale tomorrow. In addition, for all the hardcore collectors, they have also quietly announced an event called Mondo Con to take place in Austin, Texas on September 20th and 21st this year, right in the middle of Fantastic Fest. Otherwise, you can see the two posters below!
Back in 2010, we featured the cool artwork of graphic designer Justin Van Genderen, who crafted vintage travel posters for locations that featured prominent superheroes. The fictional cities of Metropolis and Gotham City were given their due diligence, New York had Spider-Man as inspiration, and the artist even threw in Neo Tokyo from Akira for good measure. Last year, he did three more for Ghostbusters, Road to Perdition and Die Hard. Now he's back with a slew of new posters paying tribute to films like Star Trek, but also non-blockbusters like Fargo, Man on Wire, Gattaca and more. They're all gorgeous. Look!
After debuting an awesome poster for Die Hard as part of the Mondo Mystery Movie program, another modern holiday classic is getting the same treatment from the collectible arthouse. Adam Simpson has delivered an awesome poster for Home Alone, the Chris Columbus directed holiday comedy that made a star out of Macaulay Culkin, and turned Daniel Stern and Joe Pesci into some of the worst thieves of all-time. The poster went on sale yesterday, so you'll have to hit eBay if you're desperate, but it's so damn cool that we wanted to highlight it. It captures the spirit of the movie, and lays out all the cool traps. Look!
Nothing You Have Ever Witnessed Before Has Prepared You for Such Sheer Stabbing Shock! It's The Birds! Earlier this week we featured the kick ass Mondo Mystery Movie Die Hard poster designed by Laurent Durieux. Well, good news for fans of that poster, as Mondo has announced that Laurent Durieux is getting his own solo show at their gallery in Austin, TX in February. To go along with the news, Mondo has unveiled two more Durieux prints - one is indeed for Hitchcock's The Birds and it's quite glorious, and colorful. The other is for the classic 1956 sci-fi film Forbidden Planet, and it's a stunning print as well. See both below.
Everyone has that friend who tries to be cheeky around the holiday season by saying their favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard. Obviously, they're not wrong since the film takes places at Christmas and features one very spectacular holiday moment (Ho-Ho-Ho), but it's just not clever anymore. There's no denying Die Hard is a Christmas movie, but since most equate the concept of a holiday movie with silly family comedy, Santa Claus, elves and some kind of magic, it's not one that immediately pops into someone's head unless they're a cinephile or a smart ass. Well, the folks at Mondo are big film fans, and they made Die Hard their Mystery Movie at an event in LA, and they debuted an awesome poster too. Look!
"I am King under the Mountain!" Smaug has arrived. With the worldwide release of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this weekend, Warner Bros has unveiled two more posters for the movie both featuring Smaug the Dragon. Smaug is the big reveal in the final act of the movie and they've been waiting to show him, with his only other appearance being on the side of an Air New Zealand airplane. That said, these two posters are actually impressive designs, especially the second one with Smaug hiding in all of the gold deep inside the mountain. If they printed it using gold ink it would be a must-have. See below.
Yep, we're the ones posting an entire news story about a logo for a movie. But this is for a movie we might just call our most anticipated movie in the works at the moment. So, why not. Plus it looks pretty damn cool. With the first trailer for Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi movie Interstellar set to debut in front of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this weekend, we're finally going to get a glimpse what Nolan has been hiding this whole time. Until then, our very first tease comes in the form of this logo, simply a black & white design with a bit of flare coming off of some dark round object. That is likely the wormhole mentioned in the current synopsis going around, but I'm sure more will be revealed in the trailer this weekend. View below.
Ein film von Jim Jarmusch. Jarmusch fans are going to flip over these. Two new character posters for Jim Jarmusch's vampire romantic drama Only Lovers Left Alive have been posted online via IMPAwards, one featuring Tim Hiddleston the other his lover Tilda Swinton. The font is perfectly Gothic and fits this quirky indie better than anyone even knows, unless they've already seen this (then they know why they're so perfect!). They're also hilariously emo, with Hilddleston holding a gun to his chest (don't try this at home, please!) and Swinton lying around hopelessly surrounded by books. The ad agency nailed it with these two.