UPDATE 1 (7/23): Looks like these are all sold out. The Stout posters and regular Moss prints were sold through Mondo's page, and everything else has been released at Comic-Con. Olly Moss will put up some signed AP editions sometime next week (follow @OllyMoss for more info), and Tyler Stout will be having a lottery in few weeks. If you want to buy one ASAP, it's time to take a look at the secondary market (i.e., eBay).
The Internet is all a-flurry with the atomic bomb that Mondo dropped on everyone earlier this week / last week. Big news, Mondo will have a presence for the first time ever at San Diego Comic-Con. Even bigger news, Mondo has announced not one, not two, but eight Captain America: The First Avenger prints (that number includes variants). Read on to find out what all the hubbub is about (I don't know whether I should be proud or ashamed of using both 'all in a-flurry' and 'hubbub' in a single paragraph - ashamed I'm guessing).
Love it, love it, love it! You don't really get anything insanely different from Tyler Stout here, but he's just so damn good at what he does, it doesn't even matter. I think I'm partial to the variant, because I'm a fan of the more muted palette, and I kind of dig the reflective surface he tries to evoke here. If you've got some time on your hands, I would definitely recommend clicking on the images above because, as usual, the amount of detail he packed into the 24" x 36" canvas is mind boggling. If you have the Tyler Stout Iron Man 2 poster, then this is a must have, as the Cap should, nay needs, to be next to Tony Stark. Seriously, this poster has to be seen to be believed. There is a regular and variant edition of Stout's Captain America: The First Avenger poster, with each poster measuring 24" x 36". The regular edition is limited to 650 and will cost $50, while the silver variant edition is limited to 220 and will cost $100. At this point no official release date has been announced, but I think it's safe to assume the posters will be released sometime during this year's San Diego Comic-Con (July 20th to the 24th). Tune in to @MondoNews for all the release details as they're announced. To learn more about artist Tyler Stout head over to tstout.com.
Olly Moss' propaganda-style art prints are absolutely dripping with nostalgia for a bygone era of equal parts optimistic naivete and despotic jingoism, creating a fun, yet eerily familiar historical document belonging to a fictional universe. I think I favor the colorful regular editions over the black and white variants in this case, though they're both very catching. This is a great example of artwork that bridges the gap between nerdy and classy in the best way possible, thanks in large part to its minimalist execution. And with a name like Olly Moss attached you know these will go fast. I don't really have any info on the variants at this point, but I do know the regular editions will be sold as a set of two for $85, which isn't too bad for a Moss print set. The posters will both measure 18" x 24" and are limited to a run of 375 a piece. Follow @MondoNews for more info, and visit ollymoss.com to find out more about the man who the New York Times Style Magazine has dubbed the "Poster Boy Wonder."
And last, but certainly not least, Eric Tan has also put together a really fun set of propaganda-style art prints, one for Captain America and the US of A, the other for Red Skull and HYDRA. I enjoy the Captain America print immensely, though I have to say, I'm head over heels for the HYDRA print. It's downright creepy, but it's also pulpy and playful. Like Olly's prints, these two posters will be sold as a set, but for slightly cheaper than Mr. Moss' creations at $80. Both posters measure 18" x 24" and are limited to an edition of 220. To get the 411 (do people still use that phrase?) on Eric Tan checkout his blog at erictanart.blogspot.com.
That's it for today's post. These are going to be huge when they're finally released, and it's refreshing to see Mondo offer so much content in surprisingly large editions. I'll do my best to keep this post updated with release info as it becomes available. And I'd like to give an extra big thanks to everyone who has been reading the the Posterocalypse Tumblr blog. It's been really rewarding, being able to post things so quickly without having to deal with formatting issues to boot - it's the perfect platform for sharing images and videos with a community of like minded folks.