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Monsters ’80s Poster by artist Tom Whalen

A few months back, Tom Whalen (one of Mondo’s favourite artists – especially for his Disney posters) was commissioned by the Poster Buddies & Traders facebook group to produce a limited edition poster for this die-hard group of poster collectors.

It was agreed that the theme of the poster would be Tom’s love of 80s movies combined with monsters, this is the result.  A 7-colour screenprint, 18″ x 24″ limited edition of 126. It’s a beaut.

Monsters '80s, Tom Whalen

Monsters ’80s, Tom Whalen

Mondo’s This Island Earth

Yeah, just scored the new new Mondo print by Francesco Francavilla, “This Island Earth”, the 1955 science fiction classic film directed by Joseph M. Newman. This was produced by Francesco for Mondo’s Universal Monsters series and in my mind is the best in the series. One day I will frame and hang this one without a doubt it’s one of my favourites from the series.

For those unfamiliar with the artists work, famous for his comic book art., you can check out his site here.

This Island Earth by Francesco Francavilla

This Island Earth poster by Francesco Francavilla. 24″x36″ thirteen color screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325. $55

Latest Poster Purchases

Ok, still reeling from my failure of this year’s most wanted poster, Tyler Stout’s Shaun of the Dead, as I failed at the drop and also in Tyler’s Lotto yesterday (where fans have to enter a lottery to be in with a chance of getting to purchase one of Tyler’s copies) I am feeling low this morning and consigned to the fact that I’m going to have to purchase eventualy on the secondary market at 4 times the cost or trade something in my collection.

So, last week managed two other posters which were easy-peasy in comparison. The first one, Mondo’s new poster for Wong Kar Wai’s newest film, “The Grand Master”, which tells the story of the world-famous martial artist Ip Man, who was responsible for the training of Bruce Lee and which will be in our UK Cinemas soon. This beautiful poster was designed by Vania Zouravliov, and was released in two colourways, I got the gold version which had the oriental text rather than the English text. Each version of the screenprint was again 24×36 and had an addition of just 145

The Grand Master, Vania Zouravliov (145) 2013

The Grand Master, Vania Zouravliov (145) 2013

And here is the international trailer for for the film for those interested.

Next up, purchased earlier this week from Spoke Art. Jermaine Rogers – “Godfather II”, 2 color hand printed screen print, signed and numbered by the artist, 23″ x 29″, edition 100 (2013)

This promotional poster was commissioned by the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco to promote a sanctioned 35mm screening of this film at the theatre on Sunday, August 26th 2013. Note: its so good that some places are still keen to show 35mm prints of classics.

The Godfather II, Jermaine Rogers, (100) 2013

The Godfather II, Jermaine Rogers, (100) 2013

 

Stout Shaun of the Dead

Yesterday I went for Stout’s latest poster over at Mondo, but had no chance – it was quite honestly a blood bath – 1000 copies sold out within minutes. I had it in the cart four times but evertime I went to checkout it said out of stock or sold out. The did a staggered release and it seemed to make it harder to get one, gutted that I had no luck and its now on eBay for four times as much – which I won’t be paying! Here’s a look at the poster “Shaun of the Dead”

Variant version edition of 300.

Variant version edition of 300.

Tyler Stout "Shaun of the Dead, regular edition 710

Tyler Stout “Shaun of the Dead, regular edition 710

Roll on Stout Lotto today…….. will I, won’t I ?

UPDATE: I FAILED at the drop and the Lotto ! but the good news is last week I managed to do a deal with someone to get the variant version – even though it skinned me a bit – so just now waiting for it to arrive. I just need to sell something in my collection now to pay for it.

 

Tyler’s New Poster for Mondo

Now this has got to be a serious “must have”! Tyler’s latest poster produced and revealed a couple of days ago at a special screening of “Shaun of the Dead” in a full Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End) in Austin. The poster is truly wicked and will be dropping on 22th August, Get it in your diary if you want to buy it you will have to be quick and on standby for a few hours. Here’s is details of the poster on Slashfilm.

And here are images of the regular and variant – 24 x 36 screen print.

Tyler Stout "Shaun of the Dead, regular edition 710

Tyler Stout “Shaun of the Dead, regular edition 710

Variant version edition of 300.

Variant version edition of 300.

 

 

Martin Ansin’s “Elysium” Poster for Mondo

Just seen news of this release at SDCC. Martin’s Ansin poster (variant and regular) for the movie “Elysium” starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley. This is a really gorgous print and for more info on the poster and the movie see here.

Elysium, Martin Ansin, regular, edition 325

Elysium, Martin Ansin, regular, edition 325

Elysium, Ansin, variant editin 150

Elysium, Ansin, variant edition 150

EDIT: Managed to get them both, happy about that.

 

Some ‘Must Have’ Mondo releases at SDCC 2013

Ok, this weekend has seen the San Diego Comic Convention in USA at which apparently has been mega busy by all reports. Things sold out pretty quickly and though I tried to get a poster buddy to get me a few posters bsides the Ansin Conan poster I already secured I’ve not had any luck., So, over the coming months I will be trying to buy on the secondary market or will try to acquire through trading some of my older stuff for a number of ‘must-haves”. Here are the ones that I would really like to own in my collection and the best in my opinion on what has been on offer, though understandbly, I ain’t seen everything. These are my faves and the ones marked * are my must haves:

Spirited Away, Artist Olly Moss,

* Spirited Away, Artist Olly Moss, 20 x 36 screen print, edition 225 (variant).

Spirited Away, Artist Olly Moss, 20 x 36 screen print, edition 225 (variant).

The Dark Tower, Artist Drew Struzan, 20 x 36 screen print, edition 450.

The Thing, artist Jock, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 150 varaint.

* The Thing*, artist Jock, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 150 (variant).

Godzilla, artist Phantom City Creative, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 100 variant.

* Godzilla, artist Phantom City Creative, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 100 (variant).

Aliens, artist Ken Taylor, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 425 (regular).

* Aliens, artist Ken Taylor, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 425 (regular).

King Kong, artist William Stout, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 325.

King Kong, artist William Stout, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 325.

Pacific Rim, artist Kevin Tong, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 375 (regular).

Pacific Rim, artist Kevin Tong, 24 x 36 screen print, edition 375 (regular).

I actually prefer the variant …

Pacific Rim, Tong, ( edition 200, (variant)

* Pacific Rim, Tong, edition 200, (variant)

Metropolis, artist Kevin Tong 18 x 24 Giclee print.

Metropolis, artist Kevin Tong 18 x 24 Giclee print. (not a Mondo release).

If you reading this I hope you agree these are some great pieces of movie poster art.