Check This Out: Mondo Tee's Sleek Metropolis Poster
by Alex Billington
March 4, 2009
I'm a huge fan of the original Metropolis, and it's rare that I ever get to talk about it on here, so I'm very excited today to feature Mondo Tee's brand new Metropolis poster. This was made by Uruguayan illustrator Martin Ansin for the upcoming SXSW screening of the film at the Alamo Drafthouse. Two different variants of the poster were made, one is gold, the other is silver, both printed with metallic inks, with the silver one also featuring glow in the dark ink. I'm not particularly a fan of the way the characters are arranged, but I otherwise love the lettering and the metallic look of it. If you're a fellow Metropolis fan, check this out!
There are only 30 of the gold posters available, so buy now if you're interested. We've previously feature a few of the other awesome posters that the Alamo Drafthouse's Mondo Tees has printed of the last few years, most of them by Tyler Stout. But this one is definitely one of my favorites, and it hits home even more because I'm such a big fan of Metropolis (although I still have a special place in my heart for the film's original poster). Each poster measures 24" x 36" and is screenprinted in very high resolution. You can buy the silver one for $30 or the gold one for $50. I'm definitely planning on ordering one of these!
Typography is experimental to the point of unreadable. Graffiti artists can get away w/ that, but give yer m's & p's their left sides. I saw this again recently, and I have got to say, it still stands as the single most amazing film achievement I've ever seen. That tops 2001, that tops (anything made in last 40 yrs), it just tops 'em all. The only thing that comes close is Blade Runner, which clearly borrowed a TON of its design from Metropolis. It's also got a weird message to it, that's not confusing but just - WAY WAY WAY ahead of its time. It's like, part Terminator, Blade Runner, A.I. Hell, every Sci Fi film to date borrowed from this. LIBERALLY.
Django on Mar 4, 2009
sweet posters. but i agree. i like the original more. but these are sweet.
dave13 on Mar 4, 2009
If you didn't tell me the movie's name was Metropolis, I would have never guessed it from that font.
Ryan on Mar 5, 2009
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