Another day, another Limited Paper filled with reasons to deplete your bank account’s bottom line. Last time, we offered up a super-sized batch of reading material, one filled to the rafters with new prints by Brandon Schaeffer, Tom Whalen, Laurent Durieux, Jason Edmiston, and more. Today, we’re back with a slight less super-sized edition of your preferred Collider.com column. But don’t worry, there’s still much for us to discuss, including Mondo’s just-released poster for The Goonies, Tomer Hanuka’s just-released Vertigo poster, and blah.
Meet me after the jump for all that and more, my fellow poster-fiends.
Let’s start off with a trio of prints that arrived late last week (and didn’t make it into that super-sized Limited Paper we ran on Thursday). First of all, we’ve got a piece from an artist by the name of Tomer Hanuka, whose name you might remember from the absolutely gorgeous Melancholia print that Mondo released earlier this year (that was the one that was released with a blue and green edition). On Friday, Hanuka released the following Vertigo-themed print via his store over at THanuka.com:
- Vertigo by Tomer Hanuka
- $75 limited edition of
The print has since sold out—I didn’t snag one, either—but at the very least we can all bookmark Hanuka’s page for when the next one goes on sale, right? Right?! I know: I’m bummed, too (Vertigo’s a great flick, and Hanuka captured it perfectly here). Let’s move on to the next piece, which is also A) based on a movie we love and B) depressingly sold out:
- Alien & Aliens by Godmachine
- $35 limited edition of 180
This one’s from an artist who goes by the name Godmachine (I don’t think we’ve covered Godmachine’s work before here at Limited Paper, but he’s by no means a newcomer), and was created to celebrate a July 18th dual-screening of Alien and Aliens in Victoria, Australia. The print sold out super-quick, and is just one of several Alien-themed prints that’s been released (or are about to be released, hint-hint) lately. Next up:
- The Superlab by Kevin Tong
- $50 edition of 200
As you’ve probably already heard, Gallery 1988 and the Breaking Bad team have been releasing Breaking Bad-based prints all summer long, and the latest—seen above, and by Kevin Tong—made its debut just before the weekend (it promptly sold out, as you might’ve already guessed). This one’s enormously detailed, packed with the sort of OCD-awesomeness that Tong’s become known for over the past year or two (you might recall his jaw-droppingly detailed Lord of The Rings/LEGO poster from Comic-Con 2012), and is being hailed as the best print anyone’s seen from this series since Daniel Danger’s My Name is Walter Hartwell White kicked things off all those weeks ago (see below). If anyone out there has an extra one of these they’re looking to unleash upon someone, I’ll gladly take it off your hands: all I can say is, “Wow”. And speaking of which…
From the “Things You’ve Almost Certainly Seen By Now” file, let’s talk about Mondo’s The Goonies poster (below), which made its big debut at the Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday evening. According to the reports I’ve received, the film was preceded by a passionate introduction from Mondo’s creative director, Justin Ishmael, who went on to explain during the post-screening poster reveal that artist Randy Ortiz created the print for an Austin-based screening of The Goonies that just never came together. Bad news for Austinites, but great news indeed for the 70-some-odd Kansas City denizens who were on-hand to purchase the poster. Check it out:
- The Goonies by Randy Ortiz
- $45 regular edition of 330
Now, reaction to this one’s been strangely mixed, but I’ll be damned if I can figure out why: this one seems like a perfect encapsulation from The Goonies from where I’m standing—a sense of danger, a sense of adventure, a little whimsy, and the group shot at the bottom seems a great way to tie the whole thing together. I’m a big fan of this one right outta the gate, and have been told the gold metallics look flat-out ridiculous in person. Thanks to the KC Drafthouse’s smaller-than-normal auditorium size (versus the 330 edition size), this one was far from selling out at Saturday night’s screening, so expect this one to drop online sometime in the next week or two.
That’s it for this very special weekend edition of Limited Paper. As always, if you’re an artist, gallery, or anyone even tangentially-associated with the poster industry who’s got an announcement to make, interesting bit of gossip to share, or something to promote, you can drop us a line at LimitedPaper@gmail.com. Everyone else can stay tuned for more in the days, weeks, and months ahead. Or, if you’re moved to do so, sound off in the comments section: do whatever comes naturally, folks, but stay tuned for more Limited Paper goodness in the near future.