Category Archives: Posters

HALLOWEEN On Sale Info!

There’s very little we can say that accurately expresses how exciting this is for us. When we started this soundtrack label, we never in a million years thought we would be given the opportunity to release one of the most iconic Horror soundtracks in cinema. But here we are…

Tomorrow, we release John Carpenter’s legendary soundtrack for HALLOWEEN as a double LP pressed on 180 Gram black vinyl (with randomly inserted Orange vinyl) cut at 45RPM for optimal sound quality. The track listing contained within, the most comprehensive there is, has never been released on vinyl before, and features brand new artwork by Phantom City Creative.

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In conjunction with the release, we are excited to release 2 new posters featuring artwork from the LP, as well as two different limited edition Slip Mats (our first ever).

Halloween
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36″ x 24″
Edition of 325
$45

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Halloween (Variant)
by
 Phantom City Creative
36″ x 24″
Edition of 150
$70

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“The Shape” Slip Mat by Phantom City Creative
$10

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“Jack-O-Lantern” Slip Mat by Phantom City Creative
$10

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Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement. This LP, posters and slip mats will be available online at a random time on Thursday, October 31st.

Now Shipping: JURASSIC PARK by Ken Taylor

JURASSIC PARK
by Ken Taylor
24″ x 36″
Edition of 475

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JURASSIC PARK – Variant
by Ken Taylor
24″ x 36″
Edition of 225

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Note: Final photo taken with camera flash to highlight metallic inks. 

Photo credit: Billy Garrett

Justin Ishmael’s Top 10 Posters of 2012

Go Ape! by Jason Edmiston

POTA is one of my favorite series of all time and I was super pumped to finally be able to do something with it. We had lots of ideas on how to distribute this poster. One of them was to do a mail order only thing where you would have to send check or money order in with proof of purchase stamps we’d send out when you bought the other 5 posters in the series. Jason Edmiston is one of the most talented (and also nicest) guys working. I love this poster to death and the original painting is even on my wall at home.

Bullhead by Jay Shaw

This was a total “How’d he do that?” moment for us when we got this in our inbox. We all just thought he found some picture and photoshopped it, but no. This is drawn. Just goes to show how talented Jay is.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Ken Taylor

Super classic poster from Ken. I never get tired of seeing Ken’s work. Way before we got the license I remember watching this movie with an old roommate and saying how amazing it would be to have a Nautilus/ Squid fight poster and it finally came true!

The Cabin in the Woods by Phantom City Creative

What a fun poster to work on this was. We got to see the movie early, but the only bad part was we couldn’t, with good conscience, do anything in the poster that would give anything away. Looking back, it was definitely a good thing to have all of the caveats around doing this poster as we had to get super creative on what to do with it. We got second place this year in The Hollywood Reporter’s Key Art Awards. We’ll go for the gold in 2013.

The Iron Giant by Laurent Durieux

This poster is just beautiful. THE IRON GIANT is one of the movies that still make me cry and this poster evokes that same emotion from me.

Jodorowsky’s Dune by Kilian Eng

I cannot wait for this documentary to come out. We were so thrilled that this poster got such a great response. Killian Eng is one of my favorite artists right now and he does science fiction better than almost anybody.

Shaun of the Dead by Jock

Jock is just the best. His ideas are so good and the variant on this poster was definitely one of the best of the year. We got to see the original drawings for this poster when we were at Thought Bubble in Leeds and it was amazing. I can’t wait to see more work come in from him.

Halloween by Ken Taylor

Probably Ken’s best poster of the year. It nails the tone so perfectly. This was for a charity event at the New Beverly and even “The Shape” and John Carpenter were impressed by it!

Creature from the Black Lagoon by Francesco Francavilla

I can’t remember the first time I saw Francesco’s work. It was, I’m sure, his covers for Marvel. Maybe like BLACK PANTHER or something, but I started to hunt down and grab covers that he did. It was awesome to not only get him on a poster, but to have him at the booth at SDCC and for him to win the Eisner award for best cover artist that same night!

Psycho by Daniel Danger

I remember we did a process video with Daniel on COWBOYS AND ALIENS and we should make a point to do that every time. His work is so beautiful and the process is equally as exciting. I would’ve loved to see his hand swollen up after all of the cross hatching on this thing.

Rob Jones’ Top 10 Posters of 2012

Torso by Jay Shaw:

Jay is fucking great. I don’t have many Mondo posters on my walls, but I do have this one proudly displayed alongside his works for “Killer Nun” and “Bone’” in my living room.

They Live by Webuyyourkids:

If you don’t like the work of WBYK, then to paraphrase from Lux Interior, “you’re a turd.”  All the work from their recent show gave me eyegasms of varying intensity, but  their poster for “They Live” appears as the cream of a bountiful crop.  I found it interesting that they portray the grim visage of the alien menace only half-covered by an overtly saccharin mask.  I personally interpreted that choice to communicate that the aliens don’t really have to try too hard to disguise their intent AND that the shame lies on us for not violently recognizing them or their quisling servants as opposed to the best interests of humanity.

Psycho by Daniel Danger:

Horror fans are overly exposed to this scenic shot, and it could have turned into a predictable yawn in another’s hands.  However, Daniel really injected his own atmosphere into the familiar image.  He brings it an unsettling new life much like Norman does with his mother’s corpse (if that’s a spoiler, then fuck off and catch up with the rest of us).

The Bride by Craig Drake:

It’s no secret I have a creepy attraction to Elsa Lanchester (in and out of the Bride make-up).  Her multiplied eyes stare out from many of the walls in my home.  Drake’s rendition of the Bride could have easily come off as gothic goof, but instead I really think it translates for normal folks how a monster kid perceives that character with its dark unnatural glamour.  I see her beauty in that make-up as indistinguishable in presentation essence from how the studios would market something straight-sexy like Jane Russell.

The Foghorn Leghorn by Tom Whalen:

Tom’s “Duck Dodgers” poster is technically superior, but this one remains a personal favorite as it reminds me of my dad.  Foghorn is his favorite Looney Tunes character, and as a teenager I often felt like Henery Hawk.  Anyone with a yearning to know more about the creation of Foghorn should definitely check out Robert McKimson’s new book detailing the careers of his father and uncle and all of their enduring creations.

Looper by Martin Ansin:

Very nearly put Martin’s “Tron” on here, but “Looper” just demonstrates such an interesting departure for him in both the illustration style and a next-level composition.

Jodorowsky’s Dune by Kilian Eng:

I’m a sucker for just about anything “Dune”. Eng really hit this one into the parking lot and through the windshield of my shitty Honda with a 1-sheet peek into worlds that sadly never found a true home on film.

King Kong by Laurent Durieux:

Laurent has become a bull-blooded juggernaut with his output this year. The shittiest thing about working with him is choosing from his roughs.  Usually folks send in some ideas, and there’s generally only 1 stand-out.  Laurent, however, always presents a bevy of beautiful takes.  It’s exceedingly difficult not to just say “Great, do them all”.  That was certainly the case with King Kong.  We all loved his rough concepts so much we literally couldn’t choose, and we asked him to bring two of them to final.  I prefer the variant one I think as I thoroughly enjoy the quasi-trompe l’oeil  approach and small accents such as working elements from the film into the curtain pattern.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Ken Taylor:

Well, we knew this would be a big one when the blackline got turned in.  Great composition, color, and phalangeal-powdering attention to illustrative detail.  Ken’s still got the goods…in the flesh pouch that all Australians are born with on their left thigh.

Film by Delicious Design League:

A fairly difficult assignment, but Billy at Delicious Design pulled it off with extreme aplomb caging the struggle between eye and object.

Mitch Putnam’s Top 10 Posters of 2012

In no particular order…

Q The Winged Serpent by Jay Shaw

This poster sums up exactly what I love about Jay Shaw’s work. He knows film inside and out, so he was able to perfectly capture Q’s vibe without using any obvious imagery. He’s had a huge year and shows no signs of slowing down.

Fantastic Planet by Aaron Horkey

I remember actually yelling out at my computer when this came in. It was something like, “shiiiiiiiit”. So good.

The Wolf Man by Laurent Durieux

We’ve been so happy with everything Laurent Durieux has done for us in 2012. Here, I really applaud his choice to focus on the character of Larry Talbot. We never know what his next poster will look like, which keeps this job exciting.

Finn by Olly Moss

First, if you haven’t seen Adventure Time yet, start watching now. This poster is yet another case of “why didn’t I think of that?”, which Olly has pretty much mastered at this point.

Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer by Ken Taylor

Rob, Justin, and I all consider MIchael Rooker to be a living legend, and he’s probably never been drawn more accurately. I just ordered a frame for my copy, which Mo got signed for me at Texas Frightmare Weekend.

The Cabin in the Woods by Phantom City Creative

Thinking back, The Cabin in the Woods was one of the better films I saw in 2012, plus this is probably my second-favorite Phantom City poster ever (you can’t beat The Burning). Considering the limitations imposed to avoid spoilers, it explains everything perfectly.

13 Assassins by Vania Zouravliov

Vania is so talented that I’m intimidated to even be working with him. He is one of the best illustrators of this generation, period. He loves samurai films, so 13 Assassins was a project he became quite passionate about. This is one of my favorite samurai posters of any era.

Beetlejuice by We Buy Your Kids

It was a total honor to have a gallery full of weirdo film posters by the Australian duo We Buy Your Kids last month. Beetlejuice was among the first images we received, and it still remains my favorite thing they’ve done for us. Their work is incredibly refreshing. Beautiful.

The Avengers by Tyler Stout

At this point, Tyler Stout has pretty much mastered the screenprinted movie poster. The skill involved here is immeasurable (it may look simple, but people try to mimic his style regularly, almost always failing). He’s been here since the beginning, and this poster really shows how much he’s progressed.

Melancholia by Tomer Hanuka

While I really loved the rejected, ‘completely nude’ version Tomer first submitted (not a joke), this Melancholia poster is still one of my favorites of 2012, even with the added dress. It can be daunting to take on a poster for such a beautiful-looking film, but Tomer’s lush illustration style payed perfect homage.

DRAGONSLAYER Screening w/ Phil Tippett and New Poster!

I am very proud to announce that one of our favorite guests of all time is returning to the Alamo for a one night only screening of the great DRAGONSLAYER. That’s right, the legendary Phil Tippett is back and will be in person on Thursday night talking about GO MOTION, DRAGONSLAYER and who knows what else! If you came to our JURASSIC PARK Mondo Mystery Movie, you learned first hand that Phil is one of the most knowledgable and entertaining guests we’ve ever had and we can’t express how happy we are to have him back!

Add to that that we are releasing our newest JC Richard poster at the screening. Tickets are ON SALE NOW and the price includes this poster. They are in hand now and we have taken some detail pics to illustrate how amazing it will look in person.

Something else that I want to mention is that Phil is working on a new all stop-motion film called MAD GOD. He has started a Kickstarter for it that can be viewed HERE. They are VERY CLOSE to hitting their goal, so please help out if you can. I’ve seen the sets in person and it’s amazing. There is nothing like stop-motion, especially when it’s coming from a master like Phil. We hope to see you all at the screening on Thursday!

Aaron Horkey’s Pan’s Labyrinth On Sale Now!

Today is the day! Aaron Horkey’s PAN’S LABYRINTH is on sale now! Aaron worked a long time on this and I think it’s safe to say that he produced a classic. We have a few more posters left to go in the Guillermo Del Toro poster series, so keep an eye out for the announcement!

Poster by Aaron Horkey.  15″ x 37.5″ screen print w/ metallic inks. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 420. Printed by BRLSQ. Click HERE to purchase.


Poster by Aaron Horkey. 15″ x 37.5″ screen print w/ metallic inks. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 125. Printed by BRLSQ. $125 Click HERE to purchase.

-Justin

First Ever Mondo Mystery Movie

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our first ever Mondo Mystery Movie! As you may have heard by now, the movie was Akira and the poster was by Tyler Stout. It was a great night, and really nice to have Tyler and his wife here as our guest on his birthday. (We even had cake to celebrate.) People started lining up a few hours in advance of the show, and by 9:30 the line was out the door. We started things off with some tom foolery + sneak peeks of upcoming Mondo projects, and ended the evening with an opportunity to snag Tyler’s amazing rendition of Akira. Already looking forward to the next MMM!

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Tyler signing/numbering posters before show

Poster by Tyler Stout. 36 x 24 screen print. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 180.

Poster by Tyler Stout.  36 x 24 screen print. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 80.

If you were there and have photos – we’d love to see them.  And stay tuned for news on the next Mystery Movie. It may be sooner than you think…

-Jessica

Nightmare on Elm St. and Scream On Sale Now!

We are very excited about adding the one and only Wes Craven to our Director’s Series and to kick things off, we have Alex Pardee’s NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. and SCREAM up for sale now! Keep an eye out for posters of other Craven films like SWAMP THING, HILLS HAVE EYES and a bunch more!

Poster by Alex Pardee. 16″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 160. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Click HERE to buy.


Poster by Alex Pardee. 16″ x 24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 140. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Click HERE to buy.
-Justin