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"We Must Be Cautious" by Mike Sutfin (On Sale Info)
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We would be remiss to let a May the Fourth / "Star Wars Day" pass without a new release, so we’re excited to announce a poster in partnership with Acme Archives that's been two years in the making: "We Must Be Cautious" by the incredible Mike Sutfin.

The regular edition of the print (a 12-color screenprint) will be a timed edition, starting at 11:00AM CDT on Tuesday, May 4, and ending at midnight on Friday, May 7. The variants of the piece will go on sale at the same time, but are limited.
All of these versions will be available on The Drop at 11:00AM CDT on Star Wars Day, May 4.
Mike says, "This piece is intended as a hanging reminder to all fans to trust their instincts and do what they feel is right (of course), as they walk out the door and fight their own battles."
As with all of Mike's work, the line work and rendering on this illustration is full of his trademark detail and includes a ton of easter eggs that make the world of Star Wars so beloved. 

"We Must Be Cautious" Poster (Regular) by Mike Sutfin. Printed by DL Screenprinting. 24" x 36". 12-color screenprint on French Construction Whitewash 100# cover. Timed Edition from May 4, 11:00AM CDT until May 7, 11:59PM CDT. Ships worldwide, in August. $100.

"We Must Be Cautious" Poster (Blue Sky Spaceport Variant) by Mike Sutfin. Printed by DL Screenprinting. 24" x 36". 11-color screenprint on French Construction Whitewash 100# cover. Edition of 175Ships worldwide, in August. $100.


"We Must Be Cautious" Poster (Keyline Variant) by Mike Sutfin. Printed by DL Screenprinting. 24" x 36". 2-color screenprint on French Sweet Tooth 100# cover. Edition of 175Ships worldwide, in August. $100.


"We Must Be Cautious" Poster (MV-175 Variant) by Mike Sutfin. Printed by DL Screenprinting. 24" x 36". 11-color screenprint on French Whip Cream 100# cover. Edition of 175Ships worldwide, in August. $100.
 
From Mike:
"A long time ago, Mondo brought me the opportunity to create a poster for one of my all-time favorite movies, Star Wars: A New Hope. I had worked in the realm of Star Wars several times before, most notably when I was asked to produce over 100 full-color illustrations for the New Essential Guide to Characters, published in 2002. But this was the first time I had the chance to create an official poster for the film that had such a huge influence on my life.
Faced with the vastness of the Star Wars universe, and the fact the material within had been covered to the point of redundancy, I felt an immense responsibility to bring something different. I began considering the visual origins of Star Wars and the concept paintings created by legendary artist Ralph McQuarrie. Many of his preproduction designs were not specific to the plot, but they introduced a unique environment to set the tone and invite curiosity. Going forward with that mindset, I began sketching out a poster not based within the frames of the completed film, but from an imaginary page that fell from Lucas’ notebook, or from a yet-to-be revealed extended scene.
When I think about A New Hope, the most substantial point of the film is when Luke Skywalker commits to join Obi-Wan Kenobi on the path to fight the dark side and bring action to his words. As a kid, my first viewing of this movie had a transformative effect, and I walked out of the theater with an energetic sense of direction and optimism. This piece is intended as a hanging reminder to all fans to trust their instincts and do what they feel is right (of course), as they walk out the door and fight their own battles."
Again, all versions of "We Must Be Cautious" will be available on The Drop at 11:00AM CDT on May 4, 2021.

And join us for a very special Mondo Happy Hour, where we'll sit with Mike and discuss the making of this poster, on Tuesday at 7:00PM CDT.

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