It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the posters Mondo has produced for the Alamo Drafthouse over the past few years. Last week, they unveiled the Mondo Archive, which is an online gallery of all their posters. I have spent a ton of time revisiting these old friends and created a list of my top ten posters.
Remember, opinions are like a-holes, and everyone has one. This is mine (opinion, that is). I tried not to pick more than one image from a series, otherwise Olly Moss’ and Tyler Stout’s Star Wars posters would have accounted for most of the list. I also prefer the blockbuster movies over the art films or cult flicks. So, here goes in no particular order…
The Evil Dead by Olly Moss (2010) — Such a great image!
Tommy by Jesse Philips (2010) – This would look great in any game room!
The Empire Strikes Back by Tyler Stout (2010) — This series of posters is awesome, but ESB is my favorite. Love those AT-ATs.
A Nightmare on Elm Street by James Rheem Davis (2008) — Now THIS is how you advertise a horror movie!
Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles Spock version by Olly Moss (2010) — This is the one that started my Mondo fascination.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off by Jay Ryan (2006) — Classic scene for any child of the 80’s.
Star Wars by Olly Moss (2010) — This is possibly the best poster ever made.
Iron Man 2 variant by Tyler Stout (2010) – This one gets bonus points for being printed on metal.
Tron and Tron Legacy by Eric Tan (2010) — Technically these are two posters, but you HAVE to have both of them for the full effect.
Frankenstein by Drew Struzan (2011) — Technically, this one shouldn’t count since it hasn’t been released yet, but it’s DREW FREAKIN’ STRUZAN!
What’s your favorite poster that didn’t make my list? Do you have a better top 10? Let’s hear it!
Paxton Holley says
Great top 10, Brian. The poster for Star Trek episode Space Seed was pretty BAD ASS, too. I think I like it better than the Trouble with Tribbles.
Yeah, that Space Seed poster is pretty good. I’m not a huge Star trek fan though, so I could only handle having one on my list, and that slot goes to the tribbles. 😉
Paxton Holley says
Understood. I get where you are coming from.
Also good, was the Transformers 3 Mondo poster. I’m betting it’s better than the actual movie.
Ha! No doubt. I’ve been kicking myself a bit for not getting that one. I had a shot at it but didn’t pull the trigger, only because these things get expensive after a while! it is a great looking poster though.
You really can’t go wrong with any of those posters. For me personally i am a huge fan of Stout (who isn’t), Moss, Whalen and several others. I have several of those posters on your list and i love them all. That Struzan look sick and is a must buy for me.
Congratulations on getting several of those, Frank! I was only able to get the Tron posters from my top 10, and I also got a Kill Bill not too long ago, which probably should have been on this list but I didn’t want to overload it with Moss and Stout. I think it is going to be near impossible to get the Franksenstein print, but you can bet I’ll be trying. Good luck in your attempt!
Are you by chance a member of expressobeans.com? If your into posters then you need to register over there. Lots of fun talk about Mondo posters and gig posters.
Since Mondo has blown up it’s been very difficult to get drops. Just a year ago it wasn’t nearly as difficult to get what you wanted. I lived in Austin from 05-06 and boy do i wish i was there still just to be able to cut out the whole internet ordering. Good luck with future purchases.
I visited that site a while ago when I found it was tracking the value of Mondo posters. I’ll have to look at it more closely to see what those “drops” are all about. 😉 Thanks for the tip!
Have you guys seen the new Captain America posters by Tan, Moss and Stout? OMG they are amazing!!!!!! Cannot wait for these to drop.
You beat me to it! I was going to put up a post today about those new Captain america posters. They are awesome. I doubt I’ll be lucky enough to get one, but if I could, I would choose the Moss Captain America print.