If you’re not familiar with Mondo, then it’s time for an education. The Austin-based art boutique, owned and operated by Fantastic Fest proprietor Alamo Drafthouse, deals primarily in limited-edition homage movie posters created by established artists. They attract a lot of attention on the collector’s market and have a tendency to sell out in a matter of minutes. In recognition of this, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced it will begin archiving Mondo’s releases, starting with a very special soon-to-be-released work by Drew Struzan for the original Frankenstein (at right, click to enlarge).
Another name you should definitely know if you don’t already: Struzan is responsible for some of the most recognizable movie posters and art of the past 30 or so years, everything from Star Wars and Indiana Jones to Vacation and Police Academy to Back to the Future and Big Trouble in Little China. His work is immediately recognizable.
To celebrate the Academy recognition, Mondo has gone live with the Mondo Archive, which gathers the work they’ve done since 1999 into one gallery. The Frankenstein poster hasn’t been released yet, but expect it to come and go very quickly. Your best bet is to keep an eye on the Mondo Twitter feed.
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