This free exhibition was the first of its kind in the UK and took place from 17th November – 2nd December 2012 (with a charity launch night on 16th November).
Mondo is a division of the Alamo Drafthouse championed for bringing art back to movie poster design. Utilising the talents of world-class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen-printed posters based on all things film, television and comic properties including Star Wars, The Avengers, DC Comics, Back to the Future, and Universal Monsters. In addition to stunning artwork for beloved and future classics, Mondo also releases time-honoured and contemporary movie soundtracks on vinyl, such as Drive, as well as VHS re-issues. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Having worked with filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Wes Craven, Zack Snyder and Duncan Jones, Mondo has also partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to further archive and preserve the company’s growing collection of original film posters.
Olly Moss has fast become one of Mondo’s most popular artists. His recent take on The Dark Knight Rises sold nearly ten thousand copies, despite being on sale for only 24 hours. Olly’s distinctive style is instantly recognisable – often placing a simple yet bold silhouette against a backdrop of powerful colour to create iconic images with a twist.
Praise for Olly Moss:
‘His minimalist musings on movie and pop-culture themes are always things of beauty.’ Empire
‘Bold graphics, serious inspiration and a wry sense of humor.’ New York Times
Praise for Mondo:
‘Mondo’s poster art brings out the intrinsic coolness of famous movie imagery, and makes you see it in a brand new way.’ io9.com
‘In the “Alternative” movie poster industry, Mondo reigns supreme.’ Poster Collective