Monday, July 11, 2011
Dork Art: Drew Struzan For Mondo!
Over on their blog today, Mondo announced some pretty damn exciting news. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has started archiving the great work of Justin Ishmael and Mondo, guaranteeing that their insta-classic interpretations of cinema will have their rightful place in history. A snippit from the press release, "This ongoing gift from the Alamo Drafthouse will be housed along with the Herrick’s existing collection of more than 38,000 movie posters. The posters in the library’s collection are stored in climate-controlled vaults, and are scanned and entered into the library’s online catalog, where they can be viewed by the public." Yes, very cool.
However, even more fantastic than that bit of insanity is that Mondo and famed cinematic illustrator Drew Struzan (Indiana Jones! Big Trouble in Little China!) have teamed up and produced the above screenprint for 1931's Frankenstein! And it is absolutely stunning if you ask me. And, yes, it's probably going to be one of the tougher (probably gonna throw money at ebay) prints to score. No word yet on price or release date, but I'll keep ya posted.