Thursday, October 25, 2012

Write Up: Mondo's Remaining NYCC Movie Posters

I'm blown away by how many posters Mondo commissions. Will it ever end? And if so, how on Earth do we stop it from ending?! Never mind, never mind. I'm overreacting, because if Thursday's massive drop suggests anything at all, it's that, no, Mondo will forever be our top tier movie print provider and will continue to feed our seemingly endless hunger for cinematic wall candy. The following artwork will be available at a random time through

Shaun of the Dead Movie Poster (Regular)
36" x 24" (Screen Print) - Numbered
$45 - Limited to 400

Shaun of the Dead Movie Poster (Ed Variant)
36" x 24" (Screen Print) - Numbered
$75 - Limited to 175

If you're not a fan of Shaun of the Dead, then I'm not a fan of you. Alright, alright. That came off as a little harsh. I guess we can still be buds, just not best buds. Not ever. The film is, after all, my all-time favorite zom com. True, the zomedy sub-genre is not a heavily populated neighborhood, but Shaun clearly reigns high above all other contenders. Imagine my excitement (with just a tinge of apprehension) when I first heard Mondo had released a poster celebrating such a beloved movie. Cue me running to the nearest computer and googling "Mondo Shaun of the Dead." That's when I fell in love. For my money, nobody does chaos and carnage like Jock. His illustrations don't sit comfortably on the page, they explode, and there's a good chance someone's going to lose an eye. If, like me, you're always happy to get more Shaun in your life, I'd highly recommend picking up either the regular or variant (I'm partial to the regular) version of Jock's Shaun of the Dead poster tomorrow through Mondo. Visit to see more of the artist's work and be sure to follow him on Twitter @jock4twenty.

Phantasm Movie Poster
Phantom City Creative
24" x 36" (Screen Print) - Numbered
$45 - Limited to 280

Every time a Phantom City Creative poster gets released, my week gets a little better, and if memory serves, an angel gets its wings ... or in this case, gets its wings ripped off by the Tall Man's minions via an inter-dimensional mirror. Either way, my week just got more awesome. Not only was PCC's print inspired by the cult phenomenon Phantasm (cannot wait for John Dies at the End), the Toronto based studio created an absolutely gorgeous work of art, effectively one-upping their brilliant The Burning poster. Also, you've got to give it up to anyone who can properly illustrate and convey the menacing terror and awkwardness that is Angus Scrimm's Tall Man. Yes, Phantom City Creative's Phantasm poster will almost surely give you nightmares, but whatever doesn't kill you only makes you stronger, right? (I'm pretty sure there's a point in there somewhere.) PCC's Phantasm print will be available tomorrow through Mondo at a random time for $45. To learn more about Phantom City, head over to, check out their store, and follow @phantomcitycrtv.

City of the Living Dead Movie Poster
Randy Ortiz
12" x 36" (Movie Poster) - Numbered
$35 - Limited to 125

My knowledge of Fulci is a pretty slim. I've seen Don't Torture a Duckling, Zombie, and The House by the Cemetery. That's 3 films out of the 56 movies he directed, meaning I've never seen City of the Living Dead and won't have much to offer in terms of the poster's inspiration. I do, however, have some thoughts on Randy's artwork. In short: I like it. It reminds me of his recently released Bloodsport print in that it's grounded by a simple black background and focuses on a disembodied face, though there are a few more elements at play here than in what he put together for Skuzzles. Based on a quick synopsis of the film, which describes a clergyman's suicide as the catalyst that opens a doorway to hell, it appears Ortiz has cleverly made the portal to the world above double as the white in a priest's clerical collar. Well played. The hangman's noose is a nice touch too. Randy Ortiz's City of the Living Dead print will be available through Mondo later today at a random time. The poster measures 12" x 36" and is limited to an edition of 125. Follow @damnthedesign on Twitter and direct your browser to to learn more about Mr. Ortiz.

Friday the 13th Part III Movie Poster
Jay Shaw
18" x 24" (Screen Print) - Numbered
$35 - Limited to 175

At last we come to Jay Shaw's stab at Friday the 13th Part III. There's a real intensity to this poster and I think it's almost entirely because of those unrelenting, bulging peepers. I imagine if you placed Shaw's Friday the 13th Part III, Ortiz's City of the Living Dead, and Phantom City Creative's Phantasm poster on each wall in a triangular room, whatever entered said room would immediately burst into demonic flames due to their combined ocular power. Those are some evil eyes, folks! Much like the masked Voorhees, Jay's design is not clean, nor symmetrical. Shaw's approach here is as gritty as Jason's machete is sharp, and, for that reason, would make the the perfect addition to any Camp Crystal Lake reunion. As a quick aside, can someone please go ahead and change out the artwork that's currently on Part III's IMDb page or at least swap it out for a higher res version? Good grief. Jay Shaw's excellent Friday the 13th Part III movie poster will be available through Mondo for $35. To learn more about the artist formerly known as Iron Jaiden, be sure to visit and follow @tweetofnonsense on Twitter.

As is always the case, be sure to follow @mondonews for the exact drop time. Good night / morning and good luck!

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