Artwork based on preexisting material is tricky because great art challenges us rather than comforts us with the familiar. In recent years, a multitude of artists have come forward to build work based on fandom, and there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that. Not every painting and sculpture has to be drawn from landscapes and models, and pulling from popular culture doesn’t necessarily hurt the piece. Pop Art, one of the most striking artistic movements of the 20th century, partially grew out of comic books.
Where it gets murky in the case of fan-art is how much the artist can show appreciation while still establishing something that’s daring enough to be more than comfort food for movie nerds (and I say this as someone whose apartment is lined with Mondo posters). Crazy 4 Cult 2 runs the gamut of stunning tributes to lazy mash-ups, and that range makes it a curious and revealing collection.
Mondo has released all six of its Captain America: The First Avenger posters and, as you may expect, they’re very cool. Featuring two designs each from artists Olly Moss, Eric Tan, and Tyler Stout, the posters will go on sale at an undisclosed time so make sure you follow @MondoNews so you can have a shot at landing one before they sell out at lightning speed.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. Also, if you’re going to be attending Comic-Con this week, make sure you stop and check out the first ever Mondo booth in the main exhibition hall (booth #433). They’ll be releasing new posters, hosting artist signings, and other various things you’ll probably wish you had been a part of in hindsight.
Mondo is getting in on the TRON: Legacy action by releasing posters for TRON and TRON: Legacy by Eric Tan. Each of these beauties measures 16″x24″, uses glow-in-the-dark inks, is limited to an edition of 240, and costs $40. Hit the jump to check out the posters along with a statement from Tan on his approach to the artwork. The posters go on sale tomorrow so be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the announcement. TRON: Legacy stars Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, and Jeff Bridges. It opens in 3D this Friday.
Earlier this week, we showed you the next Star Wars poster that Mondo will be debuting on Friday. However, that’s not the only poster they’ll have for folks tomorrow. Also going on sale will be posters for Return of the Living Dead and Critters. The Return of the Living Dead poster is by Eric Tan, measures 24″ x 36″, and is limited to an edition of 125. There will also be a glow-in-the-dark variant that’s limited to an edition of 65. The Critters poster is by Rhys Cooper, measures 24″ x 36″, and is limited to an edition of 135.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and be sure to follow @MondoNews for the official announcement of when the posters go on sale tomorrow.
To celebrate the release of Pixar’s “Up” on DVD and Blu-ray on November 10th, eight gorgeous retro-style posters for the film have been released. Your wall space and my wall space crave them. I’m assuming these posters were also done by Eric Tan (who did these retro-style posters for “Wall-E” as well as other movies which you can see on his site), since I know he did the one featuring Muntz’ evil pups.
While the one I want the most is not included in this set, I still want all eight of these. Sadly, I have no idea where you and I can buy them. You can check out the full set after the jump. [UPDATE! You can buy the posters here. Also--they're signed. I'm going to dig through my couch cushions to see if there's the $145 I need to get the Dug poster.] [2nd UPDATE! It's been brought to my attention that Eric Tan did "Journey into the Wild", Craig Foster Did "SAA: South American Air", Erik Evans did "Paradise Falls", and the other five are by Paul Conrad. Only Eric Tan's posters (including ones not in this set) are available at Acme Archives Direct]