New Mondo 'Dark Knight Rises' Poster Can Be Bought By Everyone!
by Ethan Anderton
July 14, 2012
Yes, we know. A Mondo poster was just released for The Dark Knight Rises earlier this week. So what gives? Well, aside from the fact that this poster comes from the fantastic artist Olly Moss, there's a special catch with this new piece. Usually, you can only get a hold of Mondo posters by having the fastest fingers in the west whenever the prints randomly go on sale, but this time, you'll have a certain amount of time to purchase a different version of the poster, and everyone that wants one can get one as long as they have the money. First, you should check out this stunning poster, and then we'll give you the purchase details below!
Here's Olly Moss' stunning Mondo poster for The Dark Knight Rises:
A 24 x 36 inch variant, edition of 180, is currently on sale at Mondo's Comic-Con booth as we speak. But as we said, everyone has an equal chance of getting this Mondo poster for the first time ever. How? Well, from 12:01 a.m. CST Wednesday, July 18 until 11:59 p.m. CST, if you go on Mondo’s site, you can order a poster. That's an entire day to purchase this poster as long as you have $40 to spend. But this version for easy purchase will be a 16 x 24 inch screen print, and as many will be made as purchased by all of you fans.
Some poster collectors who like the limited nature of Mondo's art might be miffed, but Justin Ishmael explains this sale method comes from two different trains of thought. The first comes from complaints after The Avengers prints were not easy to attain. Ishmael told SlashFilm:
“Everyone was shitting on us because we didn’t print enough. We printed more than we ever had and it still didn’t come close to demand. Everyone likes to say ‘I just want [Mondo posters] for the art. So if you just buy it for the art, you’re gonna be able to buy it for the art. Being an edition so large it’s probably not going to be worth money on eBay so if people are truly just buying it for the art, that won’t matter to them.”
But don't expect this treatment for every single Mondo poster release from now on. Ishmael says, “This isn’t going to change how we do stuff. People in Australia, Japan and Germany all complain they can’t get our posters. This is our way to say ‘Thank you’ to anyone who has ever wanted to buy a poster from us. I hope people take it well and it’s not like ‘Mondo sold out or something.’ It’s more this is a truly for the fan thing. If you want good art and you want to hang this, you have 24 hours. Normally by the time people find out [about our posters], it’s sold out.” Sounds good to me, and likely to everyone else who wants a poster. Cool?
First of all: holy crap, that's an ugly poster. I wouldn't let them pay me $40 to take it home. Second: I'm glad you're finally seeing the heavy frequency of these poster releases from our perspective. Now if we could only get you to skip the ones that are horribly unoriginal and appealing to the niche hipster demographic, maybe we could get back to the interesting film news.
Jim on Jul 14, 2012
Come on, that's a pretty sick looking poster. It's not a contest winner, but I think its pretty sharp.
Nick Sears on Jul 14, 2012
First of all: this is the single most idiotic comment I've read all day. Congratulations. Second: Are there multiple people standing at a keyboard typing comments under the name "Jim"? If not, stop using "our" and "we". Hive mind or not, speak for yourself/ves. Better yet, don't. You'll only embarrass yourself/ves further with botched witticisms and stale, meaningless pejoratives.
Mij on Jul 14, 2012
Statistically speaking, there are multiple people named Jim who agree with me. Good enough?
Jim on Jul 17, 2012
It's just...I don't get it...this has nothing to do with the tone of the movies and it's not even a stunning poster. And it reminds me of Cyclops more than it should...i am sorry
Ricardo_PT on Jul 14, 2012
Very 90's Animated Batman. I Like!
DAVIDPD on Jul 14, 2012
Agreed. Makes me wanna revisit that series 🙂
Zeus on Jul 14, 2012
No i don't like it!
Avi Smulders on Jul 14, 2012
IMHO it does look like shit. I know you are ready to torch me with your flame throwers. If I can't make an honest opinion here then why is anyone else allowed to trash talk films like transformers or other movies they don't find good here? Just stating my two cents 🙂
R. Lochete on Jul 15, 2012
Lights flame thrower... burns poster... has beer with R. Lochete... yeah it sucks. Looks like Val Kilmer guest starring in The Animate Series.
Akirakorn on Jul 15, 2012
Terrible. No surprise the first mass print poster they have is probably the worst they've ever made.
Drago on Jul 15, 2012
love it! it's really vintage, neo-noir! Despite what people say, this is very chris
bubu on Jul 15, 2012
Stupid stupid stupid.
Drat on Jul 15, 2012
Voltage on Jul 15, 2012
I wish Mondo had this policy for ALL of their posters. I would rather give them a little extra per poster than pay some jack ass on EBAY $500 bucks for one of the editions.
Eve Ok on Jul 16, 2012
I like it. It reminds me of the cool title screens in the opening of Batman: The Animated Series.
Boss_Jones on Jul 17, 2012
Very Immature for Mr.Nolan. He will start vomitting!
ASB on Jul 18, 2012
Wow it's like one of those weird Eastern European movie posters. I said it's weird, but that doesn't mean I don't think it's awesome. There's some sweet TDKR posters here too: http://www.squidoo.com/best-dark-knight-rises-posters
Classical Music Headphones on Jul 19, 2012
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