San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Mondo Brings Unique Art Boutique to the Show

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Mondo is busting its Comic-Con cherry! With some of the most creative and visually stunning cinematic artwork available today, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, will be taking San Diego Comic-Con by storm and will certainly fit right in.

San Diego Comic-Con 2011Mondo will be located in Booth #433 and will be featuring new release posters, artist signings and some rare work from the archives. All poster releases and anything else exciting happening at Mondo’s booth will be announced on Twitter so be sure to follow @MondoNews to keep updated on all of their events.

If you want to check out some of the cool artwork Mondo has produced in the past, take a look at their archives. Very impressive.

And after clicking through some of Mondo’s past releases, you will be able to appreciate their other announcement, which we briefly told you about a few days ago: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be archiving the company’s original film posters. And why is that? Because they’re so damn cool, that’s why!

From the Press Release
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library is partnering with the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse theater chain to archive the company’s growing collection of original film posters designed by contemporary graphic artists. The first group of the Alamo Drafthouse’s Mondo posters arriving at the Herrick will include the latest print, a poster for the classic horror film Frankenstein (1931), created by Drew Struzan.

The Alamo Drafthouse began producing limited-edition silkscreen posters in 2003. Mondo, the company’s art boutique, now produces more than 120 posters annually, and through it prominent artists such as Martin Ansin, Shepard Fairey, Olly Moss, Tyler Stout and Ken Taylor are commissioned to create new art for classic films as well as alternative posters for contemporary movies such as Inglourious Basterds, True Grit and Thor.

“We are always seeking out the unusual, and the Mondo collection certainly fits the bill,” said the Academy’s graphic arts librarian, Anne Coco. “We are looking forward to working with the Alamo Drafthouse to ensure that its contribution to the art of movie posters will be around for future generations to appreciate.”

This ongoing gift from the Alamo Drafthouse will be housed along with the Herrick’s existing collection of more than 38,000 movie posters. The posters in the library’s collection are stored in climate-controlled vaults, and are scanned and entered into the library’s online catalog, where they can be viewed by the public.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Academy for its interest in archiving Mondo’s poster collection,” said Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael. “We’re fans of movie art, first and foremost, and to have our artists’ work archived alongside some of the classics of movie poster art is an incredible honor.”

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