Design: Mondo Movie Posters

Movie posters seem to have no real artistic punch anymore. No more beautiful dames and bright yellow type like noir posters from the 50’s, wild multi-color collages from the 60’s or crazy psych art from the 70’s. Sure, you’ll see the odd poster here and there that amazes you, but for the most part it’s become the star’s big old head smack in the middle of the poster with the co-stars arranged in a V behind him/her, along with some truly disappointing type choices. Thank the good lord for the fine people at Mondo. Employing some of the finest illustrators in the world, Mondo creates beautiful poster art, hand silk-screened in limited runs. They are next to impossible to get because they usually produce no more than 500 of each piece, and when it’s sold out, it’s sold out. The trouble is is that they’re not real movie posters, they’re art hidden in a traditional movie poster format. Now if only the studios would hire these guys to do actual posters and we could stop looking at Tom Cruise’s big fat mug every time we went to the multi-plexes.

Jaws

Jaws

Hitchcock's Psycho

Hitchcock’s Psycho

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

This Island Earth

This Island Earth

Drive

Drive

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Bride of Frankenstein

Aliens

Aliens

The Goonies

The Goonies

Halloween

Halloween

Night of the Hunter

Night of the Hunter

Iron Giant

Iron Giant

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Dracula

Dracula

Maniac

Maniac – 2012

Maniac 1980

Maniac 1980

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

My Neighbor Totoro - Ghibli Studios

My Neighbor Totoro – Ghibli Studios

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Posted on November 8, 2013, in Graphic Design and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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