Limited Paper: Mark Englert’s IT’S A DINOSAUR Drops Today, Available for 24 Hours

     February 20, 2013


From time to time, the Poster Gods will look fondly upon the dirty unwashed masses.  “We should do something nice for these hopelessly addicted fools”, the Gods say, and after much brainstorming about what that nice thing should be, they will just shrug their shoulders and say, “Eh, just let everyone get a poster this time”.  This is what’s known as an “open” (or “timed”) edition, and it only happens once in a while with artists or galleries that you’d actually get excited about.

Well, guess what, kids?  The Gods have smiled upon you again, and this time they’re doing it by combining three of your favorite things:  Jurassic Park, artist Mark Englert , and individually-sketched posters.  Wanna know more?  Sure ya do.  Meet me after the jump.

Alright, folks, we’re going to make this one short and sweet: artist Mark Englert—last seen churning out a truly inspired print based on Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (am I the only one that missed Broomhilda’s face in the mountain range at first glance?  I am, aren’t I?) for Gallery 1988—has made official something that he’s been talking about doing for a long time now.  Here’s the news:

My newest print, “It’s a dinosaur” will be on sale for 24 hours, starting this Wednesday, February 20th at 10am PST. The price will be $50 and the edition size will be determined by how many are purchased, plus a couple extra for family and friends…It’s 5-colors with a metallic ink, 18×24 inches with a 1-inch border all around and because it’s being printed to order, it could take 2-3 months to ship. If you’d like a sketch in the margin, it will cost $30. I can also draw in more silhouetted figures and/or dinosaurs in the foreground for $30 a piece!

What’s it look like?  Let’s go to the tape:


Pretty snazzy, no?  Well, that’s not all:  Englert’s sweetening the deal by tossing four AP copies of his recently released Fringe print (the best use of Englert’s mind-blowing glow-in-the-dark skills that we’ve seen in a long, long time) and five copies of his Django Unchained print into random tubes.  Oh, and on top of that?  Englert’s happy to let fans buy more than one print this time.  Want four copies of It’s a Dinosaur, each one with a different Ghostbuster on it?  Totally doable, there are no restrictions on how many copies you can order.  So, y’know:  head on over to Mark’s Big Cartel page and get spending, Daddy Warbucks.



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  • Keyvon

    I may have asked this before, can’t remember if I got a response, but are these things unlicensed? I love alot of the stuff that shows up on Limited Paper, but I can’t imagine that some of these artists are “big time” enough to be able to secure the rights to sell prints based on these various properties (not meant to be a slight against the artists, just saying that film merchandising can be a pretty big affair). How does this work? Does it not infringe on copyrights since it is technically a form of art? Or do the liscense-holders just sort of look the other way because it is a mostly harmless business? I’m not about to run off tattling or anything, it’s just a matter of curiousity.

    • Grayden

      Some artists do get permission from the rights-holders. Others who are commissioned from Mondo, who get a license to a particular film (usually because they work in conjunction with the Alamo Drafthouse) are protected under that. Still, there are a lot who just don’t bother. Artist license is one thing if the work is inspired by a film or if enough of the subject matter is altered to clearly be a rendition and not a blatant knock-off. No work that I’ve seen could be compared to, say, Chinese companies building a faux-Apple store and selling faux-Apple products as if they were actually Apple products. These artists aren’t making hundreds of thousands of dollars selling prints. Most have jobs as artists and do commission work for companies. They aren’t costing the rights-holders any money. Though, I’d rather buy an Olly Moss ‘Lord of the Rings’ poster than a poster New Line/Warner Bros. puts out lol.

    • Deuce MC

      I work for a branding agency and we managed the properties of many different companies as well as a few small films. There’s so much involved with licensing and artists are clearly not well educated on this. For example, say we had a movie called LARD ASS 2 owned by Warner Bros. Warner bros owns the rights to the film and title, but there’s still individual rights to say the actors names, the music in the film, the companies (sound, casting, whatever) that took part in making the film, etc. If someone was to license movie LARD ASS 2, they would have to acquire a license to use the movie title/property. Then if you wanted to include the actors name and face on that poster, you would have to acquire permission from the actor or their estate. If you wanted to go a step further and include more info in the billing block for example “sound by awesomewaves” You would have to directly contact awesomewaves and have their permission to include their names on the poster. This is why you see a lot of mondo posters that do not have illustrations of actors. A lot of mondo’s posters, although they say they are, they are not properly licensed from all aspects.. i’m sure they get in shit over this, but when you’re a million dollar company its easy to pay up AFTER someone comes looking for compensation.

      What mark has done in this poster above.. this is totally legal, UNLESS he actually traced/copied an image from a movie still and incorporated it into the print, that’s a no no. He did not include any actor likeness, he didnt write any titles on it, so as far as i’m concerned this is legit.