Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mondo Opens Its First Ever Gallery - Details And Pictures Inside

Mondo has opened its first ever gallery and we have the details for you plus some awesome artwork and images to go along. The teasing over the past few weeks is finally is over!

From the Press Release:

Austin, TX--- March 10, 2012 ---Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, today opened its doors to a new gallery space and unveiled a spectacular science fiction show with thirty eight pieces of original and screen-printed artwork. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX

Recognized by movie fans and pop culture art enthusiasts across the world, Mondo has grown by leaps and bounds from its modest beginnings.  "We are so proud to unveil our first gallery space. The evolution of Mondo has taken us from being head quartered in a ticket booth at the original Alamo location to our own standalone headquarters. We will take advantage of the extra room by having themed art shows for film, television, comics and all things pop culture. The first show features over 30 artists that produced screen-printed posters as well as original works based on their love for the science fiction genre," said Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael.

"We could not be happier about the artwork we've assembled for our inaugural show. It has always been a dream of ours to have a space to hold exhibitions, but we never anticipated this level of work. We are incredibly proud of everyone involved," said Mondo's Mitch Putnam.

"We've made Austin pretty again" said Mondo's Rob Jones in his best Rita Moreno voice.

Stunning original works of art and screen prints were created for some of the most beloved and influential science fiction films, including Star Trek II: The Wrath of KahnForbidden PlanetA Trip to the MoonThe Man Who Fell to EarthThe Fly and Flash Gordon.  The artists featured in the show include the following:

Aaron Horkey
Alex Pardee
Arik Roper
Craig Drake
Daniel Danger
Drew Millward
Drew Struzan
Esao Andrews
Gary Pullin
Jacob Van Loon
James Flames
Jason Edmiston
Jay Ryan
Jay Shaw
Jeff Soto
Ken Taylor
Kevin Tong
Kilian Eng
Martin Ansin
Olly Moss
Phantom City Creative
Randy Ortiz
Rich Kelly
Richey Beckett
Robert Brandenburg
Scott Campbell
Scott Listfield
Silence TV
Todd Slater
Tom Whalen
Tyler Stout

 About Mondo
Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star WarsStar Trek & Universal Monsters. Championed for their limited edition screen printed posters, Mondo focuses on bringing art back to movie posters by working with artists such as Olly Moss, Tyler Stout, Martin Ansin and others. Besides creating stunning works for beloved classics and contemporary films, Mondo produces posters for featured Alamo Drafthouse events and inaugurated a "Director's Series" that will focus on a celebrated filmmaker's body of work.  Mondo recently announced its first project as a game publisher with the adaptation for Hobo with a Shotgun, available exclusively on Apple's App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. 

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