Mondo Posters - Movie Posters Into Limited Edition Art Prints
28 Mondo Posters - Movie Posters Fit To Frame and Put On The Wall
The first time I laid eyes upon some Mondo posters was about a year ago. I was doing research on limited edition art prints and came across an article about a company that re-did movie posters of the past and present using popular artists of the day. Seeing the posters took me back to the wonderful illustrated posters of my youth (70's and 80's) and I was quickly won over.
If you've never seen a screen printing done by Mondo, then I am happy to be the one to give you an amazing experience - they truly are works of art. The only drawback is that you will want to spend the money on a quality frame to show them off. I hope you like the lens.
Photo by Pop Culture Geek / flickr.
What Is Mondo?
Mondo is the poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse chain of movie theaters located in Austin, Texas. It's job is to make amazing limited edition art prints of great movie posters.
The Warriors - Variant - August 2006 - Art by Tyler Stout
Can you believe they're people out there who haven't seen this film yet? I was one of them; it was years after it came out that I discovered it.
Dracula Movie Poster - January 2011 - Art by Aaron Horkey and Vania Zouravliov
This is one of my favorite horror films and I love that they chose to do the entire movie poster in black and white and I also love the fact that you really have to look at it to read the words.
The Lost Boys - September 2008 - Art by James Rheem Davis
I wish they could have found room to put the lead vampire and his dog on this poster, but it still rocks.
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Iron Man Illustrated Poster - April 2008 - Art by Jesse Philips
I know Hollywood movie posters rarely do the illustrated look these days, but come on, doesn't this look awesome?
The Gate - September 2011 - Art by Phantom City Creative
Kudos for whoever thought of making it look like the demons are literally starting to come out of the poster.
The Goonies - June 2009 - Art by Drew Milward
I love that they decided to do this poster in more of a basic children's style, because what is the Goonies, if it isn't a film that makes you feel like a child?
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Drive-In Movie in the Rain, May 13, 1961
16 x 16 in. Giclee Print by John Falter
Buy for $44.99
Maniac - February 2011 - Art by Ken Taylor
At first you might think that it is some kind of forest in the background and then you realize it is the remnants of a very messy struggle (one that was lost by someone).
Mondo Movie Posters Need To Be Protected - Don't be using push-pins to hang them on your wall.
Whenever you buy a limited edition art print, it's a good idea to at least try to frame it in some way. Why spend 40 bucks only to have something happen to your investment. The suggestions below are the minimal I would recommend, although I have made sure that all of my screen prints only touch archival safe material.
Suspiria - October 2009 - Art by Alan Forbes
Movie posters don't get much better than this. The poster matches the beauty of the film itself. Incredible.
Clash Of The Titans - Variant - September 2009 - Artist Ken Taylor
I love watching this film while growing up and still love watching it when it comes on TV from time to time. This poster seems scarier than the movie, though.
Gremlins Screenprint with Glow In The Dark and Metallic Ink - November 2009 - Art by Rhys Cooper
If you ever get an opportunity to see this poster in the dark, don't miss it.
Close Encounters of The Third Kind - Variant - March 2011 - Art by Todd Slater
The whole image is made up from dots - and it works. A really fantastic piece of artwork.
Where Can I Buy These Movie Posters?
Here's the bad news - if you want any of the posters you see in this lens you're going to have to buy them on the secondary market (eBay, from collectors, etc.). Mondo screenprints are put up on their website without any real warning and in limited runs (sometimes as low as 50), so they sell out fast. The only other option is by visiting their store in Austin, Texas. Although it may be a bit of a challenge to get one, they are worth it. Visit their website often to see the new offerings.
Just click on the "shop" button and hope that any posters they have aren't sold out.
Poltergeist - October 2010 - Art by Ken Taylor
The fact that the artist decided to make the focus of the poster the tree that nearly ate the boy is brilliant. I had nightmares about that tree when I was young. That tree was scary.
Phantom Of The Paradise - February 2009 - Art by Tim Doyle
The creative artists that make these images are truly talented. I wonder how many of them went to school to be an artist versus how many learned on their own.
Carrie - January 2009 - Art by Methane Studios
I love the cracked theme of the poster because once Carrie cracks in the film, the real fun began. They even show the moment she loses it.
Jurassic Park - October 2011 - Art by JC Richard
I didn't even notice the people in the tree for about a minute. That's what I like about illustrated posters; there is often so much going on in them that you need to really look to see everything. I still don't understand why studios don't have artists draw or paint more posters like this to use for promotion.
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Limited edition art prints such as these often go fast, so I wouldn't procrastinate too long.
Frankenstein - September 2011 - Art by Drew Struzan
I love the way that the monster and the doctor is split down the middle. I wonder if it is because most people don't know which one was which?
Critters - December 2010 - Art by Rhys Cooper
I look at this movie poster and it sends chills up my spine. If only the film would have been as scary as this poster.
Drive-In by Stephanie Marrott
21 x 9 in. Framed Art Print
Buy for $59.99
Scream - April 2011 - Art by Alex Pardee
Any fan of the movie know what scene this poster is representing. Brilliantly done; my hat off to the artist who drew this.
The Empire Strikes Back - December 2010 - Art by Olly Moss
I wish some of the recent batch of Star Wars films had posters that looked this cool.
Let Me In - October 2010 - Art by Olly Moss
Simple but elegant. You know exactly what this film is about once you see the red.
Westworld - September 2010 - Art by Methane Studios
This poster is made with a goal of representing the future, just like the film, and just like the in the film, it can all fall apart.
The Menagerie - April 2011 - Art by Mike Saputo
One of the things I like about Mondo posters is that they are willing to focus on specific TV episodes of certain shows. As a fan, I could come up with all kinds of suggestions for them.
I Want Your Opinion On Something
What type of movie poster do you like better?
The Bride Of Frankenstein - June 2010 - Art by Martin Ansin
I find this poster both beautiful and terrible. I love it!
They Live - June 2011 - Art by Shepard Fairey
This film still holds up today and when I first saw the poster, I got the creeps.
I, Borg - November 2011 - Art by Jesse Philips
This poster is based upon what is arguably the most intense Star Trek villains ever created.
Back To The Future Movie Poster Variant - March 2012 - Artwork by Phantom City Creative
Mondo also released the posters in 3 separate versions so that when you put them all together side by side, you have the entire car.
Action by Tara Gamel
13 x 13 in. Art Print
Buy for $11.99
The Monster Squad - January 2010 - Art by Tyler Stout
Though it was billed as a film for kids, it scared the crap out of me when I saw it.
Movie Posters Are Quite Collectible You Know
I actually have several books showcasing movie posters and I find them quite enjoyable to look at. You can find books that cover the overall market or go for publications that focus on certain categories (horror, sci-fi, etc.).
Once Upon A Time: Rapunzel (Variant) - December 2011 - Artist Kevin Tong
One of the most beautiful renditions of fairy tale classic I have ever seen, don't you agree?
My Neighbor Totoro (Variant) - December 2011 - Artist Olly Moss
A series of cool movie posters based upon the minds from Studio Ghibli.