Category Archives: We’ve Been Framed

We’ve Been Framed!

It’s been a while since we’ve done a We’ve Been Framed post and figured it’d be a nice way to kick off the week. Every now and then, we’ll spotlight a certain series or an individual collector, this post focuses on a fan named Pete Redel, who sent us photos of his superhero collection including all 7 posters from our Avengers series. Pete did a great job at framing these, even going as far as to customize the framing of each poster to its specific character/color combination. Take a look..

If you’d like to show off some of your collection on future posts, please e-mail your photos to eric.garza[at]mondotees[dot]com with the subject line “We’ve Been Framed”

Please do not send photos larger than 700px wide or greater than 72dpi. 

We’ve Been Framed: Universal Monsters

This morning we announced what our next gallery show in October will be. From October 19 through November 10, we will feature original works and limited edition screen prints focused around UNIVERSAL MONSTERS. We are beyond excited for this show and hope you guys are, too. In honor of this announcement, we thought it’d be cool to put up a We’ve Been Framed post based on previous UNIVERSAL MONSTERS posters that we’ve released.

Huge thanks to those that have been submitting your framed photos. We’re getting some great stuff submitted and will continue putting up new editions of We’ve Been Framed as often as possible.

If you’d like to show off some of your collection on future posts, please e-mail your photos to eric.garza[at]mondotees[dot]com with the subject line “We’ve Been Framed”

Please do not send photos larger than 700px wide or greater than 72dpi. 

WE’VE BEEN FRAMED!

As previously mentioned, we’re really hoping to start utilizing the blog a lot more. One aspect we’d like to bring back on a regular basis is our WE’VE BEEN FRAMED! posts. We’d like you guys to start sending us pictures of any and all Mondo posters you have on display in your homes… offices… wherever, really, so we can start featuring them here on our blog for all to see. Our hope is to update regularly with new posts so you guys can see how others have framed or displayed their posters. Maybe it’ll spark an idea.

However, a few guidelines to follow… Make sure all pictures you send are at least 700px wide and no more than 72dpi. Be sure the posters you’re taking pictures of are displayed. Show us how it relates to the room or if it’s in some ornate, awesome frame, take pictures of the ornate, awesome frame. Please send photos that are of good quality. We don’t expect professional photography, but use your best judgment.

We had such a great response last night that the following post is just a collection of what was delivered to us overnight. In the future, we’d like to vary it up. Sometimes posts, like today, with a collection of frame-ups from various people and sometimes a post focusing on a single individual that has a great collection to show with a few questions and answers. For now, check these out!

Thank you to everyone that submitted pictures to us!

If you’d like to be featured on future editions of WE’VE BEEN FRAMED!, please send your pictures to eric.garza[at]mondotees[dot]com with the subject line “We’ve Been Framed”

We’ve Been Framed: Wow.

When Roman wrote to share the posters in his home, we were blown away. He has one of the most extensive Mondo collections we’ve seen.  He talks a little about his assemblage below.

“Rather than having one favorite I have three. Each for their own different reasons. When it comes to sheer artistry you truly have to appreciate Aaron Horkey’s Dead Man. The detail in the lettering is a thing of beauty. I keep that one in my bedroom since it’s comforting to see it before I go to bed in artificial light and in the sunlight first thing in the morning.”

“For personal and nostalgic reasons, the Cinemania is one of my other favorites. I think that’s the first Alamo poster I remember seeing. It was one of 3 with a Better Off Dead and a Warriors (damn, I wish I had that one, too!). A friend and I planned a couple of weeks for that weekend that never happened, but the aftermath was just as sweet and we got to meet Michael Beck (Swan) from The Warriors. Also, I have become a bit of a nut on the history of the Alamo, and this makes for a great piece in that history.”

“I do have to say that the poster I have probably studied the most is the There Will Be Blood from this past year’s Rolling Roadshow; not only because I love Olly Moss and the film itself, but because of how beautifully simple and powerful the image is. I don’t think I have ever seen a poster of any kind that with one simple object manages to completely sum up the conflicting forces in a film.”

“On a side note, for those that do not know, good framing does not have to be super expensive. Yes, some of your favorite works, like my True Grit, Cinemania and Dead Man, deserve that 3 figure treatment, but each of those pieces are a treasure and deserve to be protected. I work with Lee Avalone at the Hobby Lobby on 183 and Lamar for each of my pieces. She has really helped me to get the bang for my buck and anyone local would be doing themselves and their art a great favor in looking her up. Plus, she has an art degree… Many of these are protected for the long term by just having a great advisor to help you make good choices that fit your budget.

Anyone can feel free to send me questions about any of this via the comments section, I’ll give all the advice I can. I hate to see great pieces get destroyed because they’re exposed to variations of heat and moisture.”

Thanks to Roman for taking the time to share his vast collection + tips on framing!

If you’d like to have your posters featured on the blog, please send your pictures (at least 700px wide) to Justin (at) MondoTees.com.

We’ve Been Framed: Lifeforce

Just in from our friend Wiley:

“Oh hey, I got my Lifeforce poster framed. Holy Mountain is next!”

19″ x 25.5″ Jacob Van Loon screenprint with blue glow in the dark inks

If you’d like to have your posters featured on the blog, please send your pictures (at least 700px wide) to Justin (at) MondoTees.com.

We’ve Been Framed: Star Wars

Today’s “We’ve Been Framed” comes from Tom who was lucky enough to grab the entire Star Wars series, all of which were purchased directly from Mondo. Tom already had an epic collection of Star Wars collectibles which he coupled with the posters to create an insanely cool display.

Bounty Hunters


“My office has gradually turned into a “Star Wars museum” and a lot of my friends and coworkers stop by to check it out every now and then and see what’s new–and sometimes bring their kids or grandkids with them. It makes for a fun work environment, and it inspires creativity and imagination to sit and look around at such a variety of styles from all of my favorite poster artists. Each artist brought something unique to the series and it was fun seeing them all put their own personal spin on the Star Wars universe.”

Luke and Ben

When asked if he had a favorite from the series, Tom said:

“It would be pretty tough to pick one as the “best” of the series because there are so many great artists to choose from–but if I had to choose a personal favorite, it would be Martin Ansin’s “Wretched Hive.” The work he did on that piece was exceptional, and the metallic variant probably stands out as my favorite single poster from the series. It continues to stop me in my tracks when I walk by and it’s one that I can just stare at and admire over and over again. The sets from Taylor, Moss and Stout all display well together, but my favorite single standalone piece is the one by Ansin.”

Be sure to check out the complete set of photos HERE. Thanks for sharing your amazing home office with us Tom!

If you’d like to have your posters featured on the blog, please send your pictures (at least 700px wide) to Justin (at) MondoTees.com.

-Jessica