Mondo Reprinting Struzan's 'The Thing' Poster Art for Summer of '82

June 20, 2012

Mondo The Thing

Oh my, poster collectors, are you ready for this? Yes, it's another new Mondo print, but this time they went to the master of poster art himself - Drew Struzan. The Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo are running a Summer of 1982 screening series, recapping one of the greatest summers in cinema history. Coming up this very weekend is John Carpenter's classic remake The Thing. Back when this was released, Struzan did an original print for the actual poster. Now Mondo is reprinting that artwork in its clean form - no text, taglines, names or anything, just that great Struzan art in 26"x38". How jealous I am of everyone in Austin.

Here's the full design posted on today leading up to Friday's event. Looks glorious, doesn't it?

Drew Struzan The Thing Mondo

All of these are being screen printed in 26"x38", and Drew Struzan has personally signed every last one of them. If you're not in Austin attending the Summer of 1982 screening this weekend, any extras will be sold online at a later date. For more information and for a fantastic interview with the one-and-only Drew Struzan on his art career, Hollywood work, and The Thing, visit "You talk about The Thing and I absolutely remember sitting at the drawing board and posing for the reference material. I remember the phone call, but I wouldn't remember the year if we weren't sitting here talking about 1982. I've spent most of my life standing two feet from a drawing board, because that's what I did. Hard work, you know?"

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Ugh. Now they've sealed their fate as the least original "art" makers in the news.

Jim on Jun 20, 2012


'I've spent most of my life standing two feet from a drawing board, because that's what I did. Hard work, you know?' pay attention, today's pasters, tracers and blue/orange wasters. as if to hammer home this point, also from the linked article: 'I got an email from Universal and they said, "We're doing The Thing again, only this time it'll be a prequel. Would you mind if we sort of just copied your original art from the '80s on the computer?"' and they say originality is dead.

son_et_lumiere on Jun 20, 2012


Goddammit. I love this movie.

grimjob on Jun 20, 2012


Mr.Grimjob are you like more sequels or you think original told everything? I really really really love more sequels of it, prefer its sequels to saw movies. What is your idea? I don't like end of thing remake happened in spaceship under snows of mountain. I prefer end of original to that but I love that remake either

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 21, 2012


I still haven't seen the prequel. Been meaning to, just haven't yet. I liked the idea of the prequel, I think it would be interesting to find out the story of the other camp, but everything I've heard about it was negative. I'll probably netflix it soon. As far as sequels, nah.

grimjob on Jun 21, 2012


Yeah good mention , mabye right, but temptaion of sequels or prequels don't leave me alone dude

Ehsan Davodi on Jun 21, 2012


Right on. If they do make more sequels, I'll be interested, but apprehensive.

grimjob on Jun 21, 2012


There's another interview with him over here too. Jim's words are on the money.

Carpola on Jun 20, 2012


Magnificent poster for my very favourite horror film. Thanks for the new desktop background pic lads! 🙂

SV7 on Jun 21, 2012



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