Over 40 Pictures from Mondo’s Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong Gallery Show in Austin

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Just another week after Mondo’s hit Disney gallery show Nothing’s Impossible where over 300 people were in line by the show’s opening, Mondo had another hit on their hands with the Martin Ansin/Kevin Tong show.  Around 150 people were in line before opening, but it was still just as amazing as the Disney show.  Hot properties such as Robocop, Scott Pilgrim versus the World, and Flash Gordon were all displayed and for sale.  Hit the jump for photos from inside the gallery.

Exclusive: Martin Ansin’s ROBOCOP Poster from His Mondo Gallery Show

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If you’re at SXSW or in the Austin area, I strongly suggest heading over to the Mondo Gallery at 4115 Guadalupe St.  That’s because Martin Ansin and Kevin Tong are opening their show tonight and it focuses on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror with a bent towards emulating classic movie posters.  From what I’ve seen, it’s going to be a great show and I’m sure fans are going to love it.

With the doors to the gallery about to open, Mondo has provided us with a great exclusive: Ansin’s posters for director Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop.  As usual, Ansin has done a great job bringing the classic movie to life and Mondo is offering a regular and variant version of the poster.  Hit the jump to check them out.

New MONDO Posters for PSYCHO, FLASH GORDON, ALIEN, and More by Kevin Tong and Martin Ansin

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Coming off the tremendous success of their Disney gallery, Mondo will be following it up with another big show.  This one will focus on sci-fi, fantasy, and horror with a bent towards emulating classic movie posters.  The artists handling the work will be two of my personal favorites, Kevin Tong and Martin Ansin.  The films they’ve chosen to do include Psycho, Flash Gordon, and Alien as well as more recent stuff such as Prometheus and a variant of the poster for Hannibal.  Unsurprisingly, these posters are gorgeous (I’m particularly enamored of Kevin Tong’s poster for Psycho) and will likely be snapped up in a heartbeat when the gallery opens on Friday.

Hit the jump to check out the posters that have been released so far.

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.

New ENDER’S GAME Mondo Poster from Martin Ansin

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While Gavin Hood’s Ender’s Game adaptation is about two weeks away, a new related piece of artwork from Martin Ansin can be yours in just one short week!  A new Mondo screen print ($50) and variant ($75) inspired by Ender’s Game will be available on Thursday, October 24th.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Viola Davis, Moises Arias and Nonso AnozieEnder’s Game opens November 1st.  Hit the jump to check out the posters.

Mondo’s CEO Justin Ishmael Talks Comic-Con, Drew Struzan’s DARK TOWER, Studio Ghibli, Tyler Stout, Jason Edmiston’s Upcoming Show, & Much More

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As most of you know, we here at Collider are huge fans of Mondo.  It seems like every time they put out a limited screenprint that blows everyone away, they turn around and do it again a short time later.  This probably explains their ever-growing fanbase, and why their posters sell out in minutes.  For more on Mondo, here’s our previous coverage.  You can also check out everything they’ve released on their website.  Be warned: some of their older posters are rare and expensive.

At Comic-Con, I sat down with Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael for an extended video interview.  We talked about their Comic-Con plans, the next Mondo Mystery Movie (which is taking place at the end of this year in L.A.), Drew Struzan‘s Dark Tower poster, how Mondo had to design custom wooden coffins for shipping to prevent damage, Jason Edmiston‘s upcoming gallery show, their Studio Ghibli deal, their new license with the 20th Century Fox, future convention plans, how they’re going to release t-shirts featuring Tyler Stout‘s Ghibli art, and so much more.  If you’re a Mondo fan, I promise you’ll learn a lot watching the interview.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Comic-Con Poster Preview Including Prints from Mondo, Gallery 1988, and Gallery Nucleus

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With less than 24 hours left before the San Diego Comic-Con officially opens its doors, time is running out to plan out what to see and what to buy.  If limited pop culture art is what you are looking for, then you are going to be in for a treat this year.  With some of my favorite artists like Drew Struzan, Olly Moss, and Mark Englert in attendance, I really have to map out my day to make sure I am able to see them all.  Time is precious at Comic-Con, so I have put together a list to hopefully help you make a battle plan or stop by a booth you might have missed.  Check out what Mondo, Gallery 1988, Gallery Nucleus, and others are going to have for sale and when after the jump.

Exclusive: Mondo and Martin Ansin’s CONAN Posters for Comic-Con

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It is that time again and the San Diego Comic-Con is upon us.  The anticipation of Mondo’s involvement this year has been brewing for months.  Concerns about whether or not they would be in attendance was recently put to rest, which opened the door to speculation about what artists and properties would be represented.  Well, after two Comic-Cons of anticipation, the wait is finally over.  Martin Ansin’s Conan the Barbarian print will finally be unleashed!  Check out all the info and another Ansin surprise after the jump.

Mondo Unveils Incredible Posters for MAN OF STEEL by Martin Ansin and Ken Taylor

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If you’re a fan of Mondo posters but always fail at landing something on the drop (the term for when a poster is made available to purchase), I’ve got some fantastic news for you.  Mondo is releasing some incredible posters by Ken Taylor and Martin Ansin for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, and one of them is being offered as a timed release!  That means you’ll have three days to purchase the poster.  The last time they offered a timed release was Olly Moss‘ poster for The Dark Knight Rises last summer and they sold almost ten thousand.  I fully expect the Ansin poster to sell double that.  Not only because the poster is one of the best that Mondo has ever released, but also because after you see the movie this weekend, you’ll absolutely want to hang it on your wall.

As I’ve said many times on Twitter, Man of Steel is one of the best superhero films I’ve ever seen and easily one of the best films of the year.  Hit the jump to check out the incredible posters and for more info on how to buy them.

Mondo’s IRON MAN 3 Posters by Martin Ansin and Phantom City Creative

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It was almost a sure-thing that Mondo would be whipping up some posters for Iron Man 3.  The Alamo Drafthouse’s art boutique has provided posters for Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and now they’ve got some beauties for Shane Black‘s upcoming third installment.  Phantom City Creative has provided a poster showing off the many armors of the new movie, and I really like the schematic design and level of detail.  There’s also a regular and variant poster from artist Martin Ansin.  It’s reminiscent of his Looper poster in how it how cuts together different images and hues inside and across multiple boundaries.

Hit the jump for sizes and pricing on the posters.  The posters will be available at a random time on Friday, so keep an eye on @MondoNews for the announcement.  Iron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3rd.

Limited Paper: Mondo Announces New Posters for TAXI DRIVER, BEETLEJUICE and GAME OF THRONES

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Are we in the middle of Mondo’s busiest week ever?  It’s certainly starting to feel that way.  For the past 24 hours, new announcements have dropped with clockwork regularity, revealing new prints from Limited Paper-favored artists like Martin Ansin, Ken Taylor, and JC Richards, and most of that is on top of the heavily-hyped, sure-to-be-awesome, in-all-likelihood-record-selling Stout & Taylor show opening at the Mondo Gallery on Friday evening.  What do these prints look like, when can you get ‘em, and what can you expect in the way of coverage from Limited Paper over the next few days?  Find out 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.

Limited Paper: We Pick 2012’s Top 5 Posters and Name the Year’s “Most Vital Artist”

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Because—as we all know—the appreciation of any piece of artwork is subjective, Limited Paper totally recognizes that the series we’ve been running this week (The Top 20 Posters of 2012) might be the most pointless thing we’ve ever spent a serious amount of time considering, but I’ll be damned if it hasn’t been a tremendous amount of fun:  the first two parts of our list (part one here and part two here) resulted in some of the most enjoyable, friendly debates that Limited Paper’s had via email all year.  Yes, it’s pointless to “rank” art, but as the saying (I just made up) goes, “If there’s one thing collectors love doing more than collecting, it’s debating about the things they collect.”

Today, we’re here to pull double-duty:  first, we’re going to finish off our Top 20 Posters of 2012 list by naming the year’s five best prints…and then we’re gonna tell you which artist we thought was the year’s “Most Vital”.  Wanna find out who made the cut?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

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