Alien – Landscape and Alien – Portrait – 2008 – Ken Taylor
2008 Big Screen Sci-Fi Classics series also yielded not one but two posters for Ridley Scott’s fantastic film Alien. Ken Taylor really went all out with a British quad style landscape print which features some great sectioning off, character faces and color work as well as a standard portrait oriented print which showcases the infamous Alien egg opening up to reveal the treacherous facehugger ready to attack. These prints are both great in their own right but would look even better framed side-by-side.
Gremlins – 2009 – Rhys Cooper
Moving onto 2009, Mondo did yet another sideways quad-style print for a Drafthouse screening of Gremlins with special guest MC Chris in attendance. The print shows all the mayhem and insanity that the Gremlins bring about in the second half of Dante’s sometimes overlooked classic. On top of that, the print utilizes glow in the dark and metallic inks to make for an interesting work of art even when the lights are off.
R2D2: A Linch Pin Droid – 2010 – Kevin Tong
2010 was another banner year for Mondo who pulled off a major achievement by negotiating licensing rights with Lucasfilm for a series of Star Wars prints. Suddenly the galaxy far, far away was in their grasp and they wasted no time, releasing a flurry of prints. My personal favorite was Kevin Tong’s exploded view of R2D2. The dark blue makes the print look like actual blueprints or schematics for building your own droid and just like the previous Gremlins print it also features glow in the dark inks, making it a poster sized beacon in your darkened hallways.
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