Drew Struzan brings Frankenstein to life.
July 14, 2011 8:43 PM   Subscribe

Drew Struzan, the artist responsible for countless iconic movie posters of the 70s and 80s, is returning from his 2008 retirement to release a Frankenstein print for Mondo, in association with the Alamo Drafthouse. This is in celebration of the news that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will now be archiving Mondo posters alongside those officially commissioned by studios. Drew Struzan previously. Other Mondo screenprints.
posted by mean cheez (9 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
That is brilliant.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:06 PM on July 14, 2011

I am going to buy that so hard.
posted by matt_od at 9:18 PM on July 14, 2011

posted by SomaSoda at 9:36 PM on July 14, 2011

Hopping in to say that I actually contacted Drew Struzan to do the cover art for my film GET LAMP and while he retired before I'd finished my film, he was the nicest, most respect-filled "hollywood" person I've ever dealt with, and his price he was going to give me was a real bargain (by Drew Struzan standards).

He was at a Comic-Con to be there for a Struzan documentary coming out, and I met him, and he was twice as nice in person. Amazing.
posted by jscott at 10:11 PM on July 14, 2011 [3 favorites]

I was lucky enough to buy a few Mondo prints before they became impossible to buy.
posted by pashdown at 11:01 PM on July 14, 2011

Recently got turned on to Drew Struzan through a friend's blog post which pointed out his old school key art for Super 8 and realized that his son Christian is one of my company's clients. Small word, and the son is a nice guy, too.
posted by retronic at 12:45 AM on July 15, 2011

I am going to buy that hit F5 for 3 hours (hoping that I'm there at the right time) so hard.

Seriously, with such a high-profile release, it's going to be damn near-impossible to get one. Those that tried to buy Olly Moss' Star Wars prints last year will attest to that.
posted by alvarete at 3:08 AM on July 15, 2011 [1 favorite]

I am going to buy that so hard.

HAhahhahahhahaaahhaaaaaa. Have you ever tried to buy a Mondo poster? They sell out in less time than it takes your browser to load the Mondo homepage. Then 5 minutes later you can find it on Ebay for quadruple the price. It's stupid.
posted by Liquidwolf at 5:52 AM on July 15, 2011

Those that tried to buy Olly Moss' Star Wars prints last year will attest to that.

Hah, that was a horror show. Those sets, along with Tyler Stout's Star Wars series, are up to the thousands on ebay. Both sold out in under a minute.

If you want a better shot, I recommend signing up for the newsletter and following Mondo on Twitter. I have their twitter updates sent straight to my texts, and I've managed to get a few recent ones that way.
posted by mean cheez at 6:15 AM on July 15, 2011

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