Just this past week, Limited Paper named Australian artist Ken Taylor as the “Most Vital Artist of 2012,” and the response to that decision seemed unanimously positive. While some readers seemed to have a few minor quibbles about which posters made up our “20 Best Posters of 2012” list” list, I heard from literally no one who felt that Taylor—the guy who also created 2012’s best print—was the wrong choice for Artist of the year. How will he fare in 2013? Only time will tell, but if the first Mondo poster of the year is any indication, Taylor’s skills only seem to get sharper. See for yourselves: we’ve got his poster for Jurassic Park (and find out when it’s going on sale) after the jump, folks.
Oh, and they’ve also announced a few updates regarding when we’ll see the next Mondo Gallery show and where Tyler Stout’s Drive is at. It’s all waiting for ya after the jump, folks.
We’re going to get to Ken Taylor’s jaw-dropping Jurassic Park in just a moment, but first let’s take a quick detour to mention the blog post Mondo just posted over on their website. Primarily, the post is there to announce the vinyl release of the Deadly Spawn soundtrack (with artwork from Phantom City Creative! That’s it below), but embedded within that announcement are a few other interesting tidbits. For instance:
We just announced Ken Taylor’s JURASSIC PARK poster and we’ll be announcing the January gallery show soon…
We also announced that we would be putting DRIVE out with Tyler Stout artwork for the packaging. (Quick update on that… it’s done. Approved. And at the plant getting pressed.)
So, that’s interesting: not only is a new show hitting the Mondo Gallery this month (we’re betting on an announcement this week), but Stout’s Drive artwork has been approved and is currently being wrapped around an untold number of vinyl pressings of the Drive soundtrack. Not only will the Drive soundtrack worth purchasing a record player for, but the fact that it’s that far along means that Stout’s poster shouldn’t be too much further behind. Awesome!
And for vinyl collectors, Mondo says:
We will also have two colors of vinyl that will be randomly inserted into orders. Black and the DEADLY SPAWN variant which mimics the color and look of the monsters in the film …
And now: the day’s biggest news.
- Jurassic Park by Ken Taylor
- $50 regular edition of 475
- Jurassic Park by Ken Taylor
- $75 variant edition of 225
Well, there’s not much to say here except “Holy shit”, is there? Limited Paper spent the last week of 2012 convinced that all the whispers about Mondo having “no more drops this year” were probably just misdirection: that would mean Team Mondo’s last release was Olly Moss’ Lord of The Rings, and that print landed weeks ago. Would they really end their biggest year ever by…taking a (much-deserved) break? I wasn’t buying it, but it turns out that’s precisely what they did. Deserved or not, it did seem a little strange.
But with this Jurassic Park announcement Mondo has officially announced themselves as “back in the office”. Ooh, maybe they just wanted to wait until we announced Ken Taylor as 2012’s “Most Vital Artist”? Yeah, that’s gotta be it. I mean, now that he’s been slapped with that unfathomably respectable honor, they’re almost certain to sell outta these when they go on sale tomorrow at a random time. Be sure to following @MondoNews on Twitter for the announcement, and good luck to all of those hoping to score one of these tomorrow: this one’s gonna start the year off tough.
In the meantime, if you’re an artist or gallery with artwork you’d like to see featured on Limited Paper (or if you’re just some lucky bastard who happened to overhear a bit of poster-related gossip while standing in the bushes outside Martin Ansin’s house) we wanna hear from you! Email Limited Paper directly at LimitedPaper@gmail.com, and be sure that you’re following us on Twitter via @LimitedPaper for ongoing commentary, news updates, giveaways, and more!