This Friday, we’ll be celebrating something that we love here at Mondo: movie posters! We’ll have two books focusing on artists that rank among our favorites, a focused look at Ray Harryhausen films and a Mondo Exclusive version of the newest selection from our friends at 1984 Publishing. These books showcase the posters that got a lot of us interested in this art form in the first place. And if you don’t have these in your collection, now is your chance to remedy that.
All of the books will go on sale on Friday (11/15) at 1:30pm (CT) via mondotees.com.
The Art of Drew Struzan - By Drew Struzan and David J. Schow. Published by Titan Books. Expected to Ship in December 2020. Ships Worldwide. $34.95
He is the favorite artist of both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and the artist behind some of the most iconic images of our time… he is Drew Struzan.
The first ever book to cover Struzan’s iconic poster artwork in depth, with the final artwork for each piece accompanied by background and anecdotes from an exclusive interview with the artist. With an introduction to Struzan’s philosophies and techniques, this stunning hardcover includes photos, sketches and reference material, plus closeups and a brief history of each poster featured, from STAR WARS to THE GOONIES.
The Art of John Alvin - By Andrea Alvin and published by Titan Books. Expected to Ship in December. Ships Worldwide. $34.95
John Alvin's movie poster art is among the most iconic of the last 40 years, from Disney films such as BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, MULAN and PINOCCHIO, to EMPIRE OF THE SUN, GREMLINS, BLAZING SADDLES, PREDATOR, and the STAR WARS 30th anniversary posters. This book not only collects some of Alvin’s finest work, but also includes previously unseen comprehensives and in progress sketches. With the text including commentary from Alvin’s widow, this is a unique insight into the work of one of the 20th century’s great artist/illustrators.
Harryhausen: The Movie Posters - By Richard Holliss and published by Titan Books. Expected to Ship in December. Ships Worldwide. $39.95
Harryhausen: The Movie Posters showcases the posters from all of Ray's movies, from 1949's MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, to CLASH OF THE TITANS in 1981. There has never been a book published devoted solely to the promotional art associated with the films themselves. Featuring posters from all over the world, as well as commentary from The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, this is an essential addition to any fan's library.
Ad Astra: 20 Years of Newspaper Ads for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films (Mondo Exclusive) - By Michael Gingold and published by 1984 Publishing. Expected to Ship in December. Ships Worldwide. $34.95
Once upon a time, Michael Gingold started a collection of newspaper advertisements for the science fiction, fantasy and horror releases that stoked his passion as a genre fan. As the years went by, Michael held on to this collection of weird and wonderful art, eventually publishing the best-selling, horror-themed Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s and its sequel, Newsprint Nightmares from the 1990s and 2000s. And now he presents Ad Astra: 20 Years of Newspaper Ads for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Films, a year-by-year look at the movies that shaped many a childhood in the '80s and '90s.
Inside this 270-page book, you'll find STAR TREK to STARSHIP TROOPERS, BLADE RUNNER to THE RUNNING MAN, ROBOCOP to ROBOT JOX, and many, many more. See alternate artwork for your favorite films, learn the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of their marketing campaigns, and read the most entertaining and unexpected quotes from reviewers at the time all carefully curated by Michael. Plus, this Mondo Exclusive version will come with a one of a kind bookmark made from an original 35mm film print!