Mondo Unveils GREMLINS and FARGO Knit Sweaters

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If you want to prepare for the holidays in style, the good folks at Mondo have you covered.  Today they unveiled a pair of heavy knit sweaters that are currently available for pre-order, and they’re pretty fantastic.  There’s a Gremlins knit sweater and a Fargo knit sweater, each designed by Middle of Beyond and made out of 100% acrylic.  Both sweaters range in size from XS to 3XL, and they’ll run you $85 each.  The Fargo one is based on the TV series rather than the Coen brothers masterpiece, but it’s solid nevertheless.  My favorite, though, is the Gremlins sweater.  It walks the fine line between stylish and tacky, and it features a variety of different Gremlins from Joe Dante’s 1984 film.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the sweaters and to find out how you can get one for yourself.

Mondo Unveils GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Soundtrack on Vinyl with Cover Art by Tyler Stout

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Undoubtedly, one of the best things about Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was its soundtrack.  Director James Gunn handpicked a number of tracks that helped color the film and ground it with an emotional center through Peter Quill’s childhood, and cumulatively they result in one of the best popular music movie soundtracks in years.  Fittingly, the good folks at Mondo have announced that they will be putting the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack out on vinyl in a deluxe packaging that comes pressed on 180 Gram Purple Infinity Stone-colored vinyl, with cover artwork from Tyler Stout.  Moreover, each record comes with one of nine randomly inserted screen-printed handbills featuring various characters from the film.  Needless to say, this would make a swell addition to any record collection and could also make for a nice Christmas present if you want to start your holiday shopping early.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the Mondo Guardians of the Galaxy vinyl and to see how you can get one for yourself. 

Collider Goes to MondoCon: Over 25 Poster, Toy, and Vinyl Images from Mondo’s First Convention

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Take one glance at my family room and it’s obvious the impact that Mondo has had on my collecting habits. Framed prints line my walls, many of which are either Mondo releases or works from artists that I became familiar with while perusing the gallery’s archives. Safe to say, then, that it was an absolute privilege to be able to attend the inaugural MondoCon in Austin this Saturday. Held at The Marchesa Hall & Theater, the convention boasted a more intimate setting than convention goers may be accustomed to. In reality, you could cover the two halls that made up the “convention floor” in a matter of minutes if you just wanted to get a quick overview of everything the exhibitors had to offer. Like with any Tyler Stout print, though, those who took time to stop and admire the details were rewarded with a variety of items from some of today’s best artists, designers, composers, and more.

For less words and more images, hit the jump for a visual recap of my day in Mondo heaven.

Check out Alex Ross’ THE IRON GIANT Poster for MondoCon; Full Programming Lineup Announced for Mondo’s First Convention

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Next month Mondo will have its very own convention, MondoCon, and they’re starting out with a bang.  Today they’ve announced their full lineup of artists and programming as well as some of the amazing artwork they’ll have available.  One of the hottest items this year will undoubtedly be Alex RossThe Iron Giant poster.  This is the celebrated artist’s first time working with Mondo, and hopefully it won’t be his last.  As for The Iron Giant, Mondo is going all out in celebrating the wonderful film’s 15th anniversary, and in addition to Ross’ poster, they will also be putting the movie’s soundtrack on vinyl for the first time with two package designs from artists Jason Edmiston and Jay Shaw.

But these items are just a small part of a much larger convention that will have plenty of cool events.  Hit the jump to check out Ross’ Iron Giant poster, the vinyl covers, and to learn about what you can expect from this year’s MondoCon.

Mondo Unveils EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS Posters by Randy Ortiz, Tom Whalen, and Richey Beckett; On Sale Tomorrow

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Halloween will be here before we know it, folks.  In an effort to get the holiday spirit going a little early, the good people at Mondo have unveiled some incredible posters for a pair of horror movie classics: Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.  Artist Randy Ortiz put together the haunting Evil Dead 2 posters, while there are two separate prints for Army of Darkness by Tom Whalen and Richey Beckett.  There’s not a bad design in the bunch (triumphant Ash atop a bevy of creatures is particularly entertaining), and I imagine demand will be extremely high when these go on sale tomorrow.

In the meantime, hit the jump to get a closer look.  As always, follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement at a random time tomorrow, August 14th.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Mondo Posters on Sale Tomorrow from Artists Tyler Stout, Francesco Francavilla, and More

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Last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the good folks at Mondo unveiled a series of prints inspired by Marvel’s latest film, Guardians of the Galaxy.  A different artist took on each character with Tyler Stout handling the “group poster” duties, and the results were pretty fantastic.  A lucky few were able to nab the posters at Comic-Con, but now Mondo is giving the public at wide a shot to purchase the regular versions of the Guardians prints, as they’ll all go on sale tomorrow.  Whether you want Vance Kelly’s Gamora, Phantom City Creative’s Drax, Kevin Tong’s Rocket, Francesco Francavilla’s Star-Lord, or Stout’s full group poster, you’ll get your chance to nab it on Friday, August 1st.

Hit the jump to take a closer look at the Guardians of the Galaxy Mondo posters, and as always, follow Mondo on Twitter for the on-sale announcement at a random time tomorrow.  Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters at midnight tonight.

Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael Talks New Toys, Availability, Possible Price Points, Pre-Order Dates, Comic-Con, MondoCon, and Much More

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Mondo is a company with a magic touch in the sense that all the great work they do sends fans into a frenzy.  Their limited edition posters sell out in minutes.  Their gallery showings get people lined up for days.  They release vinyl albums for beloved soundtracks.  The company continues to expand, and their latest endeavors are sure to arouse even more passion from fans.  Earlier today, Mondo announced that they will start selling toys starting with figures based on The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Alfred Hitchcock.

Last week, I spoke with Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael about the company’s foray into toys, and he revealed not only details about the individual toys, but also talked about their availability, how much they might cost, when pre-orders might begin, and more.  We also talked about what the company has planned for Comic-Con as well as their first annual convention, MondoCon.  Hit the jump for the highlights and the full interview.

Mondo Enters the Toy Business; Reveals THE IRON GIANT and “Lil’ Mikey” TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Toys

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After driving fans wild with posters, albums, and more, Mondo is now entering a new arena: toys.  The company is going to come out with guns blazing as their first releases will be a 16″ The Iron Giant figure, a 1/6th-scale Alfred Hitchcock action figure, and an adorable “Lil’ Mikey”, a vinyl figure based off Mike Mitchell‘s artwork for Michelangelo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Because Mondo is a by-fans, for-fans enterprise, Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael says they chose The Iron Giant because they love the movie.  “It’s not like it’s an anniversary,” says Ishmael.  “This could be the year after the movie came out, we would be trying to do this.”  According to USA Today, The Iron Giant figure has “30 points of articulation, lights up, has a magnetic ‘S’ from a “Seafood” sign to put on his chest, and has an interchangeable dented head and weaponized arm to make a ‘War’ version of the character.”  The figure’s design came straight from the files director Brad Bird used to create The Iron Giant.

Hit the jump to check out the Iron Giant and “Lil’ Mikey” toys, learn more about the figures, and what Ishmael is hoping to accomplish in the long term.

Over 25 Images from Ken Taylor’s Mondo Gallery Show in Austin

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The Mondo Gallery’s Ken Taylor show has hit Austin in the beginning of  the scorching summer.  Around 70 people waited in line and braved the heat to check out some awesome limited edition posters and originals for sale.  The walls were filled with prints and originals for sale for properties such as No Country for Old Men, Children of MenNosferatu, This Island Earth, Das Boot, Predator, Frankenstein, Fight Club and more.  Hit the jump for photos of the gallery show.

Exclusive: Check Out Ken Taylor’s FRANKENSTEIN Poster from His Upcoming Mondo Gallery Show

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With Mondo’s next gallery show “The Art of Ken Taylor” opening Friday night in Austin, our friends at Mondo are letting us premiere his poster for Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein.  The screenprint is being offered two ways: as a regular and variant edition with different colors. The regular is an edition of 375 and the variant is 175.  Both are 24 x 36.

In addition to the Frankenstein poster, Taylor also did posters for Children of Men & Little Shop of Horrors, which are two movies Mondo has never previously tackled before.  Hit the jump to check out our exclusive Frankenstein posters and for more information on the show.

Celebrate the HANNIBAL Season 2 Finale with a Pair of New Mondo Prints

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The wild second season of NBC’s Hannibal comes to a close tomorrow night with the show’s season finale, and if the last few episodes are any indication, we’re in for a twisted and thrilling conclusion to season two of this excellent psychological horror series.  To mark the event, the folks at Mondo will be releasing a pair of fantastic new Hannibal-inspired prints by Phantom City Creative that depict the titular man and monster.  The show has really been firing on all cylinders this year, and I’m eager to see what messed up avenues creator Bryan Fuller takes us down in season three.

Hit the jump to check out the Hannibal Mondo posters.  They’ll be released at a random time tomorrow, May 23rd, and you should follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on sale announcement.  The season two finale of Hannibal airs on NBC tomorrow night.

Mondo Unveils ELEKTRA Print by Craig Drake; Acme Archives Previews STAR WARS Posters by Mark Englert

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Mondo has unveiled its new Elektra screenprint by artist Craig Drake, ahead of the poster’s release tomorrow.  The poster paints the Marvel Comics character in stark red and black contrast, wielding both her sword and katana, but if you want one you’ll have to act quickly—only 275 are being made.  Also in the world of print news, Acme Archives will be releasing a pair of Mark Englert-crafted Star Wars posters, “I’m Here to Rescue You: Tattoine” and “I’m Here to Rescue You: Endor”.  Instead of only making a limited quantity, this is a timed release beginning Sunday, May 25th at 10am PDT and running through Wednesday, May 28t at 3pm PDT.  The edition size will be determined by the number of prints ordered, and the posters will go on sale on Dark Ink’s website.

Hit the jump to check out all three posters in full.  If you want to grab the Elektra print, follow @MondoNews on Twitter and wait for the random release sometime tomorrow.

Mondo Unveils Artwork for JURASSIC PARK Soundtrack Re-Release

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Though traditional scores have now become a more rare in studio tentpoles as of late (quick, what’s the theme for The Amazing Spider-Man? Transformers?), the soundtracks to some of the biggest films in history have remained classics.  The good folks at Mondo are preparing a re-release of one of the best pieces from composer John Williams’ vast (and impressive) library, and today they’ve unveiled the artwork for the soundtrack: Jurassic Park.  It’s an iconic piece of film music, and Mondo commissioned two separate pieces of artwork packaging, one from JC Richard and a limited edition from Dan McCarthy.  The vinyls don’t go on sale until June 11th, but you can take a look at the artwork right now.

Hit the jump to check out the Mondo Jurassic Park vinyl artwork.

Mike Mitchell and Mondo Take on Marvel with Portraits of Wolverine, Spider-Man, Deadpool, and Many More

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Artist Mike Mitchell, Marvel, and Mondo all complement each other rather nicely, don’t you think?  If you’re a fan of any or all of the above mentioned Ms, you’re going to love this new gallery showing.  Mitchell’s superheroic work will be on display for a couple of weeks before (whatever’s left) makes its way to the Mondo website for sale.  Follow their Twitter account for future updates, and check out this newsletter for details on which pieces will be available for sale online at a random time tomorrow.

The Mondo Gallery show opened this past weekend and will continue through May 17 at 4115 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX.  If you can’t make it to Austin to pick up some of Mitchell’s work in person, then keep another eye on Mondo’s website to see when more artwork will be available.  Hit the jump to take a look at the artwork from “Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo” and “Just Like Us.”

Check out Prints from Mike Mitchell’s Upcoming Marvel Show at Mondo

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Mondo has announced “Mike Mitchell x Marvel x Mondo”, which is a gallery of Marvel character portraits by artist Mike Mitchell.  “My love for Marvel Comics was an integral part of growing up. Not just the comics, but the action figures, video games and cartoons. My intention with this show was to take those characters out of their action-oriented world and give them a moment of silence to catch their breath,” said Mitchell in a press release.  “This has easily been the most ambitious project I’ve ever taken on, and it’s due in part to my love for their universe.”

Hit the jump to check out Mitchell’s Marvel prints for Spider-Man, Doctor Octopus, Black Cat, Bullseye, Luke Cage, and Mysterio.  The show will run from April 25th to May 17th.

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