Mondo will be selling this Jurassic Park print on their site tomorrow and if they last more than four minutes, they will be deemed a failure. I think this poster has some insanely great elements but as a whole, it fails for me. I love Aaron Horkey’s illustrative style, and his lettering skills are unmatched. His Pan’s Labyrinth and True Grit prints were a perfect fit for his unique touch, but for Jurassic Park, I don’t think it really works. If the movie took place in the Art Nouveau era, this poster design would be perfect, but it’s a modern movie set in modern times. The design is a tad too stylized for my liking.
It’s weird because I think the top lettering and the bottom sections are amazing, just not for this movie. I think the dinosaur is the weakest part of the print and am just glad there aren’t giant gonads swinging around. It’s certainly an awkward angle. I don’t know, I’m conflicted. I really want to like this poster. I love parts of this but for the wrong reasons. Tell me why I’m misguided.
Now, here’s a poster I will be trying to score…
Tom Whalen hit one out of the park with this Monsters, Inc. poster. I haven’t been buying the Disney prints but I think i may go all in for this new Pixar series. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this series.
I hate to bash a Mondo print, but I give them so much love, it’s only fair that they might slip a little every now and then. What do you think. Will you be shelling out the bucks for either of these posters tomorrow?