The Art of Mondo Puts a Unique Spin on Classic Movie Posters
Cinephiles in search of a new coffee table book are in luck. Mondo—the Austin, Texas-based company that’s known for creating limited-edition posters for pop culture enthusiasts—is back with a hefty 356-page volume of some of its artists’ best work. The Art of Mondo ($41) features one-of-a-kind movie artwork for everything from cult classics like Kevin Smith’s Clerks and John Carpenter’s They Live to summer blockbusters like Jaws and Guardians of the Galaxy. You'll also get plenty of the classics from decades back, like Dr. Strangelove and 1931's Frankenstein.
The book uses images from Mondo’s extensive archive of limited-edition poster prints, which often sell out within minutes. Some are minimalist, others feature rich detail, but no matter the style, each piece perfectly captures the vibe of each movie.
The book also includes a foreword from animator and director Brad Bird, the creative mind behind films like The Iron Giant and The Incredibles. But if you’re more of an audiophile than a film buff, Mondo will soon be releasing a book of some of its best vinyl soundtrack cover designs based on hit movies, TV shows, and video games. The book is available for pre-order on Amazon for $47.
Over on Mondo's website, you can see more of the company's offerings, including its new slate of Fantastic Four merchandise and the recent line of Godzilla clothing, posters, and enamel pins, celebrating the titanic kaiju's 65th anniversary from last year.
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