MONDO MYSTERY MOVIE X: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LIMITED PAPER AT MMMX
Now, the last time we ran a section dealing with “speculation” here at Limited Paper, it turned out that all the rampant rumormongering was—as of this writing—utterly without merit. Y’know, the “Tyler Stout may be producing a Prometheus print” debacle of Limited Paper #1? We took a few (somewhat deserved) knocks for that one when we decided to give those rumors any credence, so let that serve as a warning: if it’s marked as “speculation” here at LP, that’s exactly how it should be considered.
With that out of the way: On July 5th, MMMX will unfold at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX, and speculation has been running wild as to what the “Mystery Movie” might turn out to be. So far, I’ve personally heard everything from Jaws (with an Olly Moss print) to Lord of The Rings (a rumor that’s been kicked into overdrive thanks to the trip to New Zealand that Mondo’s creative director, Justin Ishmael, has been Instagramming about for the past few days) to Blade Runner to…well, everything in-between. As always, the fun of a Mondo Mystery Movie is not knowing what you’re going to get until the thing arrives…but the whispers I’ve been hearing have led me to believe it’s something amazing, indeed. Not that that’s hard to believe, of course: remember what happened during MMMIX?
Ticketholders are expected to show up late Thursday afternoon for the show, and we’ll be bringing you exclusive coverage from the event—including pictures of the screenprints (and the variant) once they’re revealed, frontlines reporting from the screening itself (including video) and even some coverage from the big-ass “Pre-MMMX BBQ and Poster Swap Meet” that’s rumored to be taking place at a secret location on July 4th, the day before the big reveal. Until then, let’s look at a few other prints that have dropped as a result of the Mondo Mystery Movie series:
THING WORTH GETTING EXCITED ABOUT OF THE WEEK: BAUHAUS PICTURE FRAMING in AUSTIN, TX
Finally, this week’s “Thing Worth Getting Excited About” is a shout-out for Frank Hensey, of Bauhaus Picture Framing in Austin, TX. Bauhaus Picture Framing has framed a ton of the prints I’ve got hanging in my home (not to mention a slew of screenprints for other Austin-based poster collectors). I’ve been working with the company for a while now, and this weekend I had Bauhaus put together a few frames for me in the wake of Mondo’s release of The Thing: not only did they get two frames back to me virtually overnight, but they did it at a fraction of the cost that a normal framing joint might charge.
Frank (who you can reach via FrankHensey@att.net or (512) 925-0481 if you’re Austin local) does some truly outstanding work, and after the amazingly quick (and amazingly cheap) work he did for me on both my Struzan Thing variant and my Der et en Slags Ting variant by Mark Englert, I felt like it was the perfect time to deem Frank/Bauhaus the “Thing Worth Getting Excited About of The Week”. Give him a call, guys, you won’t be disappointed.
That does it for this installment of Limited Paper, folks! We’ll be back later in the week with a new, offshoot version of Limited Paper (we’re calling it Unlimited Paper) that’ll point you in the direction of artwork you can acquire without fear of it already having sold out, as well as more Limited Paper goodness, including: a Q&A with the man behind Mondo’s latest gallery show, artist Jay Shaw; reports from Mondo Mystery Movie X (and the nefarious gathering of poster-enthusiasts taking place the day before); news about what you can expect out of the 2012 San Diego Comic Con; and much, much more. Keep your bookmarks marked and your eyes peeled: there’s plenty more coming from Limited Paper in the near future.
Finally, if you’ve missed any of our previous Limited Paper columns:
- Limited Paper #6: A Report from the Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Screening of THE THING; Plus Some Poster-Related ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT News
- Limited Paper #5: Interview with John Davis of Poster Mountain, the Poster Community’s Miracle Workers
- Limited Paper #4: RAYGUNS AND ROBOTS at the Ltd. Art Gallery, Peeks at Martin Ansin’s A DISTANT WINTER Lineup, and More Poster Awesomeness
- Limited Paper #3: MONDO Drops E.T., THE BEYOND, and STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KAHN; Gallery1988’s Newest BREAKING BAD Piece Unveiled
- Limited Paper #2: Mondo Mystery Movie X Announced, A Distant Winter Teased By the Phone Booth Gallery, Aaron Horkey’s Jaw-Dropping New Poster and More!
- Limited Paper #1: Posters from Gallery 1988, Mondo, Dark Hall Mansion and Tom Whalen, Rhys Cooper, Phone Booth, Drafthouse and More