Earlier today, the word started spreading, and soon enough we were all paying attention: “sometime soon”, a Mondo-related announcement was going to drop via our friends over at Ain’t It Cool News, and…well, and nothing: that was pretty much all we got by way of a hint. Mercifully, the wait for AICN’s announcement didn’t last long, and now we all know what the big secret was: this week, Mondo will drop a Steven Spielberg double-header—a poster based on Jaws (by Laurent Durieux) and another based on E.T. The Extraterrestrial (by Mike Mitchell).
Wanna see these new prints, find out where they’re dropping, when, and what each one’s gonna cost ya? Meet me on the other side, folks.
OK, folks: here’s what’s up. Tomorrow Mondo’s going to release two brand-new prints, both of which are based on films they’ve already created posters for…but both of which are two of the best prints we’ve ever seen produced for the films-in-question (especially Jaws: that one’s particularly hard to nail given the iconic nature of the original poster). The news was just announced via our friends at AICN—namely my fellow Austinite (and he of the Jaws namesake) Quint—which is saying:
Tomorrow, January 17th, Mondo will be offering up two posters for sale. One will be Mike Mitchell’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial poster and the other will be Laurent Durieux’s Jaws poster, both of which you get to see below in an Ain’t It Cool Exclusive…Mondo will release both of these posters tomorrow at a random time. Make sure to follow Mondo’s Twitter @MondoNews to be alerted to the exact time they go on sale. Mike Mitchell’s ET is 36X24, has an edition of 475 and will cost $45, Laurent Durieux’s Jaws is 24X36, has an edition of 525 and costs $60.
And what, pray tell, do these brand-new Spielbergian prints look like? Let’s take a look:
- Jaws by Laurent Durieux
- $60 regular edition of 525
- E.T. The Extraterrestrial by Mike Mitchell
- $45 regular edition of 475
AICN doesn’t say anything about variant editions for either of these, but we wouldn’t be absolutely caught off-guard if such prints existed: I mean, really, let’s be serious—this is Mondo we’re talking about here. Who knows what tricks they’ve got up their sleeves? They could have hologram versions of these prints produced entirely by a zombified Bil Keane and I wouldn’t be shocked. In any event, you’ll want to stay tuned to Mondo’s Twitter feed for the greenlight, which goes out the moment these prints go on sale. Good news is that both of these have fairly substantial edition sizes, so most people that are looking to snag either/or will have better odds than they historically might.
In other news, Craig Drake’s got an open edition print based on The Thing selling right this very minute over at Hero Complex Gallery, and if that doesn’t get ya excited…maybe this photo will:
- Macready by Craig Drake
- $50 open edition
- On sale at the link below until 5pm PST today
- Edition size will be based on number of prints ordered
Pretty snazzy, right? Well you can pick one up over here, and as long as you have your order placed by 5pm PST today, you’ll be in the clear: because this one’s an open edition, it’s been up for sale, available for purchase, and in no danger of selling out for about 24 hours now. Of course, most of you probably already knew about this…but for the few that didn’t, head on over to Hero Complex now to see what’s up: we think that print rocks.
Good luck to all who are going after these! That Jaws is one of my all-time favorite Durieux prints, and the Mitchell actually gives Dan McCarthy’s E.T. print (the one released last summer) a run for its money in terms of sheer awesomeness. Anyone else totally not expecting that to happen today? Anyway, as is always the case around here: 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!