Mondo Unveils New Posters for THE HOBBIT, Plus Aaron Horkey’s THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

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This week marks the release of the final (we think) J.R.R. Tolkein film of the Peter Jackson era, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  In concert with the film’s debut, the folks at Mondo are releasing a few new custom prints, including The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey by Ken Taylor and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug by Nicolas Delort.  The main event, though, is the final poster in artist Aaron Horkey’s three-year Lord of the Rings series, an absolutely gorgeous print for The Fellowship of the Ring.  This thing is incredibly rich with color and detail, and I imagine it’ll sell out very fast.  All three posters will be available at a random time on Tuesday, December 16th.

Get a closer look at the Hobbit Mondo posters after the jump along with Horkey’s stunning Fellowship of the Ring print. 

Over 40 Pictures from Mondo’s Disney Gallery Show “Nothing’s Impossible” Featuring Work by Martin Ansin, Tom Whalen, and Aaron Horkey

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Mondo’s Disney gallery show Nothing’s Impossible was another hit.  People camped out for days in the freezing weather, and the line reached over 300 people by the time the gallery opened.  Artists such as Martin Ansin, Tom Whalen, Aaron Horkey, and Jason Edmiston had killer pieces for this show which tackled hit Disney properties such as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.  Check out over 40 photos after the jump.

Top 10 Alternative Movie Posters of 2013 Featuring Artists Tyler Stout, Aaron Horkey, Ken Taylor, Gabz, Matt Taylor and More

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I know what you’re thinking – not another Top Ten list.  And yes, I know how you feel.  I’ve been looking at all these Top Ten lists everywhere, and as an alternative movie poster connoisseur – not in the pretentious way, mind you – I have been wondering to myself if anyone shared my opinion having seen this year’s expansive list of prints.  This year alone has been insane as far as silkscreen movie poster releases have gone.  Mondo has put out more prints than ever (just compare this with this), Gallery 1988 started stepping it up a bit once they saw how many new prints were being released, new movie poster galleries are getting into the game, and then you have private commissions.

Private commissions are a somewhat new thing.  Groups of collectors form up, pool their cash together, email an artist, and then see what they can do.  Some of the prints that come out of the private commissions are good, and, to be blunt, most are bad.  But the ones that do work out are amazing.  As such, a few are in my Top Ten list.  I’ve had a finger on the pulse of the alternate movie poster world, and I will share with you what I have found.  After the jump, check out the Top Ten alternative movie posters of 2013.

Happy Holidays! Mondo Unveils Prints for HOME ALONE and THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS

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We all know that Mondo loves to end the year with a bang.  Some might have thought the giant Die Hard event was it.  Some might have thought their wallets were safe until the New Year.  Well Mondo dropped their HELL NO bomb on everyone today announcing we should suit up for one last online battle for 2013.  What is Christmas without the Wet Bandits?  Yup, we have a Home Alone print from Adam Simpson coming tomorrow.  That not enough for you?  Well there is one more print that has been long awaited. Not only is that a print from Aaron m’fin Horkey it is a follow up to his Return of the King print!  That’s right, it is The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers!  Hit the jump and dodge the paint cans to check out the images and all the other juicy info.

Limited Paper: Behold, Incredible New Mondo Posters Based on the Films of Paul Thomas Anderson

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From time to time, Mondo likes to welcome a few new artists into the fold.  They’re also big on launching posters as part of a larger “series”, as in their ongoing Universal Monsters releases, the still-waiting-for-a-Martin-Ansin-Twelve-Monkeys series based on the films of Terry Gilliam, or the somewhat-unofficial Tyler-Stout-doing-Quentin-Tarantino-films series.  Today, they’re doing all of these things at once:  a new poster series based on the filmography of Paul Thomas Anderson has been announced, and they’re bringing in both artists new and old to see it through to completion.  See some of that action after the jump, Captain.

Limited Paper: Mondo Reveals Jaw-Dropping New GAME OF THRONES Posters by Aaron Horkey and Richey Beckett

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At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, it’d only been weeks since the Mondo crew (who you really oughtta be following by now on Twitter via @MondoNews) announced their acquisition of the Lord of the Rings license.  Fantasy fans were pretty thrilled about that headed into the Con (several people told me Tyler Stout was “definitely” going to show up to the Con and drop a new poster set for Peter Jackson’s franchise), but they had a different, equally exciting surprise waiting for them that week:  the start of a Game of Thrones series.  We’ve seen a ton of Game of Thrones-themed prints since then, but the two dropping tomorrow—from artists Aaron Horkey and Richey Beckett—are two of the best in the whole run.  See ‘em after the jump, folks.

Limited Paper Video: Walking Tour of Mondo’s IN PROGRESS Gallery Show [Updated With Pics]

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Before Mondo opened up the doors on In Progress (its first Mondo Gallery show of 2013), no one wondered about which movies would be covered by the show’s artists:  every piece of In Progress was based on previously-released Mondo works, so there’d be no surprises (or so we thought).  And no one was wondering about the quality of the artists themselves, because any lineup that includes Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, Laurent Durieux, Jock, Jay Ryan, and Aaron Horkey is a lineup worth paying attention to.

Indeed, In Progress sounded awesome.  But there was one lingering question that seemed to be on everyone’s mind:  how much were these pieces going to cost?  Find out the answer to that question—and any other lingering questions you might have—after the jump.

Update: We’ve added some pictures from the show after the videos.

Limited Paper Preview: Mondo’s IN PROGRESS Gallery Show Opens Tonight, Features Aaron Horkey, Jock, Martin Ansin, and More

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Today’s the day, folks!  After much speculation and anticipation, the Mondo Gallery will finally open the doors on its first show of 2013.  In Progress is a collection of sketches, line drawings, and other pre-finalized-poster artwork from artists like Jock, Aaron Horkey, Martin Ansin, Laurent Durieux, and many more.  Wanna see some preview images from tonight’s show and hear what you can expect from Limited Paper in terms of coverage?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

Mondo Mystery Movie X Revealed: RETURN OF THE KING; Mondo Announces LORD OF THE RINGS License!

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If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or a Mondo print collector, you’re going to wish you were at the South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX tonight.  That’s because Mondo just revealed that tonight’s Mystery Screening was Return of the King with a very limited print by Aaron Horkey!

But it gets better.

In addition to tonight’s awesome screening, Mondo has announced that they’ve landed the Lord of the Rings license, so you can look forward to more prints in the coming months!  Hit the jump for more.

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!

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Limited Paper Mondo Mystery Movie X Announced, A Distant Winter Phone Booth Gallery slice

As you’ve probably noticed, movie-poster collecting has turned into a Ron Burgundy-sized “Big Deal” over the past few years:  everywhere you look, brilliantly talented artists like Aaron Horkey, Tyler Stout, and Ken Taylor are joining forces with places like Gallery 1988IAm8Bit, and the newly-opened Mondo Gallery to create collectible, gorgeously-rendered works of art based on your favorite movies and TV shows, and every time one of these posters drops…a poster-collector is born.

And where do we–the die-hard paper-geeks of the world– go for our news?  For our drop announcements?  For interviews with our favorite artists?  For reckless rumor-mongering about upcoming events?  Last week, we unveiled Limited Paper, a new ongoing series here at designed to keep everyone from poster-collecting veterans to poster-collecting n00bs up to speed on just those issues.  Want to know what’s new in the limited paper world this week?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

Mondo Gallery Opens in Austin During SXSW with Sci-Fi Show; Prints Include STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN, WAR OF THE WORLDS and More

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We’re big fans of Mondo—the collectible boutique arm of the legendary Alamo Drafthouse—here at Collider. They commission and make available gorgeous works of art inspired by movies small and large, commercial and cult hits. This past weekend Mondo opened their first ever gallery in Austin, TX, right in the middle of the SXSW Film Festival. The gallery opening was a huge success, and I’m incredibly jealous as both Steve and Matt got a chance to attend and take a gander. For those of us not lucky enough to make the trip, Mondo has made available images of some of the prints they had on display for their inaugural sci-fi show. They include stunning works including Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, A Trip to the Moon, War of the Worlds and more.

Hit the jump to take a look at some of the prints on display.

The Alamo Drafthouse’s MONDO MYSTERY MOVIE Night Features an Epic Poster, Oscar-Winning SFX Designer, and One Rowdy Q&A

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The idea behind the Alamo Drafthouse’s Mondo Mystery Movie is a great one:  the guys at Mondo (check out if you’re unfamiliar with these brilliant menfolk) pick a movie to screen at the Drafthouse, get a “special guest” who’s somehow associated with that movie to appear during a post-screening Q&A, produce about 200 very fancy, very film-geek-friendly works of art based on whatever movie they’ve picked…and then they deliver it all to a pumped crowd.  Ticketholders get to watch the movie the Mondo guys picked, engage in a Q&A with the special guest, and take home one of those specialty prints.  Sure, tickets are pricey, but just wait’ll you see what this month’s ticketholders took home last night.  It’s all after the jump, folks…

Mondo Posters for PAN’S LABYRINTH by Aaron Horkey on Sale Friday

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The latest posters in Mondo‘s director series for Guillermo del Toro are for Pan’s Labyrinth.  Designed by Aaron Horkey, these will probably sell out in the span of less than a minute.  Both versions of the poster measure 37.5″X 15″. The regular edition of 420 and will cost $75.  The variant edition is limited to 125 and will run you $125. Each print is printed with “2 split fountains, 3 metallics and a clear acrylic varnish coat on each version.” The regular edition is on French Whitewash and the variant is on French Grout Grey.

The posters go on sale at a random time on Friday, April 22nd. Be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the announcement because the competition to get these bad boys is going to be fierce.  Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The remaining posters in the Guillermo del Toro series are The Devil’s Backbone and Cronos.

Mondo Posters for TRUE GRIT by Aaron Horkey

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On Wednesday, Mondo will be releasing two new posters for the Coen Brothers’ True Grit designed by Aaron Horkey.  While the posters are a bit too busy for my taste, they’re certainly eye-catching and like with all Mondo posters, I’m sure it will sell out in a matter of minutes.

Hit the jump to check out the posters, which measure 39″x15″ and use metallic inks.  The regular gold version costs $60 and is limited to an edition of 400 while the silver variant costs $120 and is limited to an edition of 110.  The posters go on sale at a random time so be sure you’re following @MondoNews for the announcement.  True Grit stars Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, and Hailee Steinfeld.  The film opens Wednesday.

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