|Star Wars - Regular Edition|
|Star Wars - Variant Edition|
Taken from the UGO article that premiered this artwork earlier today, Justin Ishmael, the man in charge of Mondo, had this to say about the Tyler Stout's Star Wars poster.
"If you look at the Star Wars one, if you kind of start at the bottom and go counterclockwise, Luke is on Tatooine, up the next one you see is him training on the Millennium Falcon with the visor on, and then you go up to him in the X-Wing fighter, and then finally he becomes the Jedi - essentially that’s him posed on the Star Wars logo."
|The Empire Strikes Back - Regular Edition|
|The Empire Strikes Back - Variant Edition|
Justin also briefly spoke with UGO about the amount of time Tyler spent working on The Empire Strikes Back artwork.
"I still can’t believe how much time he spent on Empire. It’s good that he spent so much time, but it was also very nerve-wracking, as it had to be in approval for so long. You know, it’s Empire! This is the big one and I think he really knew it.
I love the depiction of the Hoth battle, it’s got everything you want. Everything you think about this movie, you’ve got the Hoth battle, the space slug and even the Millennium Falcon flying out of it."
|Return of the Jedi - Regular Edition|
|Revenge of the Jedi - Variant Edition|
Here’s what Justin had to say about the Revenge of the Jedi title.
"This was the first thing we talked about for the whole Star Wars project. It was Tyler doing the original three and then Revenge of the Jedi.
All of the variants are a color change. All of Tyler’s variants are gold. It’s his standard thing. We’ll spend extra money if we think it’s really cool and this is an example. A New Hope and Empire are color changes to gold and they are all metallic. But this one we are printing new screens for everything, because it’s like a totally different poster.
He had to resize the logo, too. The logo is different enough that it needed to be resized, but we'll go the extra mile to do stuff that’s cool. If we have to spend money to do it it’s not a problem. We are fans first. That’s always what is on our mind."I did a little additional research (and by research I mean Wikipedia) and apparently a teaser trailer and poster for the film carried the title Revenge of the Jedi, but Lucas changed it to Return of the Jedi before its release because "revenge" was not a Jedi concept. Very interesting stuff.
I'm really happy to see that Mondo has increased the edition size for these prints. I'm hopeful that in the future if they're selling Stout or Moss, or any insanely popular artist for that matter, they'll realize their audience has substantially grown since the early days of Mondo Tees and adjust the volume appropriately. Even if they increase their edition sizes these prints are still VERY limited. Absolutely nothing is lost if a few more fans are able to get the poster they've been trying to buy since six in the morning.
The final posters in the Star Wars series will be available Friday (12/31) at a random time through Mondo, so if you want a piece of pop culture history you'll need to follow the @MondoNews twitter feed for the exact drop time. The posters measure 24" x 36" and are all hand numbered. The regular editions will cost $50 each and are limited to an edition of 850. The variant editions cost $100 each and are limited to an edition of 250. These are sure to go quickly. May the schwartz be with you!