Mondo's Academy Awards Poster Series Debuts with 'Hugo' & 'Rango'

February 17, 2012

Hugo Mondo Poster Series

Which are your favorite Oscar nominees? Mondo has announced its first ever Academy Awards poster series, featuring limited edition prints of their favorite nominated films in select categories. There will be four posters from four different categories and the first two include: Martin Scorsese's Hugo and Gore Verbinski's Rango. The Hugo poster was designed by Kevin Tong, and while it's not 3D or lithographic, it is wonderful anyway. The Rango poster was designed by Tom Whalen, and has a sense of spunk and fun like the film. Check out both new posters below, which will go on sale during the Oscars on February 26th.

Hugo - Kevin Tong Mondo Poster

Rango - Tom Whalen Mondo Poster

They have not yet announced what the other two posters in the Academy Awards series can be, so we'll have to wait until next week to find out (any other guesses?). The Hugo print is 24" x 36" and costs $45 for a regular, $70 for a variant (which comes in a darker red color theme instead). The Rango print is 18" x 24" and is being sold for $40, no other variant. It was announced last year that Mondo has partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to archive all prints for their research library. As always, follow @MondoNews for more updates and any sales announcements on their posters. Both of these look great!

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Reader Feedback - 7 Comments


Even by the standards of Mondo (which are low) these are deeply boring posters. 

Lebowski on Feb 17, 2012


I've honestly got to say that I agree with you on this... I really felt the Hugo one wasn't as much of a spectacle, and as truly magical, as it should've been for that movie, a little boring. Oh well. We'll see what's next.

Alex Billington on Feb 17, 2012


 Agreed on Hugo, there so many rich visual cues in that film, and these rubes end up with a cut rate children's book cover.

Lebowski on Feb 17, 2012


personally i don't find these posters as visually appealing as some of Mondo's other works.

bmed on Feb 17, 2012


I think that's because the films they were based on we're under-whelming.

Peloquin on Feb 17, 2012


Late to the game but agree with you all that these are not Mondo's best work. I'm a huge fan of Rango but egads that's a lame design; like the cover of a supermarket coloring book. 

RidgeRacer4 on Feb 20, 2012


 ALL of Mondo's posters look like coloring books.

Blurb on May 10, 2012

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