Category Archives: Limited Edition Poster Art

Thought Bubble Mondo Posters

The 2013 Thought Bubble conventions was really fab, my second visit to this annual event which is a poster convention that takes place over a weekend in November 2013 during Thought Bubble Comic Con, a two week event that runs parallel to Leeds International Film Festival.

Mondo had a stall there this year and brought a host of artists with them, namely, Olly Moss, Kevin Tong, Jock and Drew Millward. I came away with six posters, the first being this “Watchmen” poster by Kevin Tong which really pops when you see this in person.

Watchmen by Kevin Tong, 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 325 (2013)

Watchmen by Kevin Tong, 24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 325 (2013)

Second up is this one by Drew Millward, for the movie “The Fly”. Though a great looking poster I recently sold this on to another collector.

 The Fly by Drew Millward, 18″ x 34″ Screenprint, signed and numbered, Edition of 225 (2013)


The Fly by Drew Millward, 18″ x 34″ Screenprint, signed and numbered, Edition of 225 (2013)

This next poster for the film “Halloween” by UK artist Jock was originally produced for Halloween: 35 Years of Terror @ Pasadena Convention Center. This was the variant done in UK Quad style (though slightly smaller).

Halloween by Jock, 24 x 36 screen print, s/n variant edition 150 (2013)

Halloween by Jock, 24 x 36 screen print, s/n variant edition 150 (2013)

Next poster also by Jock, the variant edition of his Mondo poster for the cult classic “The Thing”. This is really wicked art and one day hope to get this in a frame.

The Thing by Jock, 24 x 36 screen print, s/n, variant edition of 175 (2013)

The Thing by Jock, 24 x 36 screen print, s/n, variant edition of 175 (2013)

I purchased two posters by British Artist Olly Moss. One of Mondo’s hottest artists and this was his art poster for “Lawrence of Arabia”. There was a massive que for those waiting to get their hands on a Olly Moss print, mostly queing for his secret poster and those desperate to get his Paper Cuts book. I was 49 in the que (for 4 hours in very cold November) and really should have got one had Olly sold the 50 he brought with him rather than giving the last two to the Mondo crew (frustrating I know). Still, I did score his Lawrence poster and his “Sightseers” poster variant for Mondo.

Lawrence of Arabia, Olly Moss,  screen print, Edition 180 (2013)

Lawrence of Arabia, Olly Moss, screen print, Edition 180 (2013)

Sightseers by Olly Moss, orange variant 16″ x 24″ Screenprint, released by Mondo at Thought bubble Convention, Leeds. edition of 125 (2013)

Sightseers by Olly Moss, orange variant 16″ x 24″ Screenprint, released by Mondo at Thought bubble Convention, Leeds. edition of 125 (2013)

And that was my score at the Mondo stalls at Thought Bubble 2013.

Limited Edition Star Wars Movie Posters

I haven’t done an entry in my blog for some time so thought I would add some details of recent aquisitions. I hope you enjoy this little blast of superb poster art recently added to my collection.

First up are these two posters by artist Joshua Budich.

Top is “I love you. I know”,  Budich‘s contribution to Art v Cancer’s “Beyond Time & Space” Charity Group show, which took place in Manchester in August 30th 2013.  The print, is the first in his Star Wars trilogy of posters and is an 18″x24″, 4-color screenprint on French Madero Beach paper, and is a signed & numbered edition of 100. (2013)

I love you star wars We're Doomed star wars“We’re Doomed!” by Joshua Budich, second in his Star Wars series in collaboration with Art V Cancer, and was available at Thought Bubble art convention in November 2013. It’s a 18″x24″, 4-color screenprint on French Madero Beach paper, Signed & numbered, edition of 100 (2013).

Still waiting for announcement of his third in the series.

Spoke Art Release two Dr Strangelove Posters.

Today Spoke Art released two new posters for  Stanley Kubrick’s cult classic Dr Strangelove or: How I learned to Worrying and Love the Bomb. The posters were commissioned by the historic Castro Theatre in San Fransisco (Oh how I wish we had a cinema like this) for a 4k digital  screening of the film. See the full series of limited edition movie posters Spoke Art have  for the Castro here.

The two posters were produced by Tracie Ching and Sam Smith, both 18 x 24″ screenprints produced in editions of 100 (signed and numbered by the artists) and really are great looking posters. Unfortunately I could only afford one of these (the Tracie Ching one), but check out them both below. The Tracie Ching one sold out within 30 minutes but at the time of writing the Sam Smith one is still available.

Dr Strangelove, Tracie Ching

Dr Strangelove, Tracie Ching, 18″ x 24″ screenprint, edition 100

smith-Dr.-Strangelove

Dr Strangelove, Sam Smith, 18″ X 24′ screenprint, edition 100

 

 

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.

 

Recent Poster Aquisitions

I wanted to show some of my most recent posters I acquired, I’m really pleased with this punch and all are from Mondo, the boutique poster art and gallery in Austin, Texas, USA. Hope you enjoy them.

First up is Gary Pullin’s Vertigo (Eyeball) poster, produced as part of a trio of posters by Mondo to celebrate the master of suspense birthday, Alfred Hitchock. 24″ x 36″ screenprint, edition 240 (2013)

Vertigo - Eyeball (Gary Pullin)

Vertigo – Eyeball (Gary Pullin)

Next up is Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Devil’s Backbone”, by artist Guy Davis for Mondo’s Criterion series. 18 x 24 screen print, edition of 210 (2013)

The Devil's Backbone. (Guy Davis)

The Devil’s Backbone. (Guy Davis)

Next up is two posters by artist Martin Ansin, my second favourite artist after Stout. This month have managed to get Taxi Driver (an ISO of mine since May) and Conan the Barbarian, and the two Elysium posters shown in an earlier post.

Martin Ansin, Taxi Driver,

Martin Ansin’s Conan the Barbarian print for SDCC 2013. One of several posters pre-sold at the event. 24 x 36 screen print, signed and numbered, regular edition of 450 (2013)

Conan the Barbarian, Martin Ansin

 

Next up is Martin Ansin’s Man of Steel limited edition screen print for Mondo, their first timed release. This is gonna be a wicked print in person . 24 x 36″ (timed edition of 5000+)

Man of Steel, Martin Ansin

Man of Steel, Martin Ansin

Francesco Francavilla’s beautiful poster for THE BLACK BEETLE for Mondo. THE BLACK BEETLE is a crime-fighting, pulp/noir hero created, written and illustrated by Francesco Francavilla for Dark Horse Comics. The regular version of the poster, originally offered at Francesco’s booth at HeroesCon, is an 11-color screen print. 24 x 36, Edition 225, (2013)

The Black Beetle, Franceso Frankoville

The Black Beetle, Franceso Frankoville

This rather unusual and wicked poster for Mondo by Rockin’ Jelly Bean for Mondo’s Aaron-Horkey-curated PT Anderson series. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 335 (2013)

Boogie Nights, Rockin' Jelly Bean.

Boogie Nights, Rockin’ Jelly Bean.

This is the final Ansin for this post, this is a rather superb poster for Iron Man 3. This is the variant edition of 250, (2013)

Iron Man 3, Martin Ansin.

Iron Man 3, Martin Ansin.

Finally for this post, couldn’t not put in a Tyler Stout print, Django Unchained. This came out earlier this year and is a real beauty in person. 24 x 36, screen print for Mondo/alamo screening, hand numbered (not signed), 1st edition of 700 (2013)

Django Unchained, Tyler Stout

Django Unchained, Tyler Stout

That’s it for now, hope you enjoyed these fine examples of contempary limited edition poster art.