Mondo's Blood-Splattered Battle Royale Poster On Sale Thursday
It’s unclear to me why the company Mondo Tees isn’t strictly in the movie poster designing business. Their illustrated takes on theatrical posters from films of years past often transcend mere art, capturing the perfect feel of a beloved film in a one-sheet. Perhaps it only works if you’ve seen the films that they design prints for first, but they’re still worlds more creative than the monotonous floating heads that cover film posters today.
If you’re lucky and you time it just right, you can visit Mondo’s website tomorrow for their newest poster: a 24" x 36" full color massacre depicting much of the entirety of Kinji Fukasaku’s blood-soaked Battle Royale, as illustrated by artist Kevin Tong and Scott Pilgrim creator/writer/illustrator Bryan Lee O’Malley. Nowhere near as subtle and intricate as the bulk of Mondo’s other prints (and nowhere near as moody as Scott Pilgrim) the Battle Royale homage is still crammed with a slew of well-crafted film-specific details. One can only say so much without showing, so take a look at the poster, and some decent close-ups, below.
By following Mondo’s Twitter page, you’ll be alerted as to when the poster will go on sale at the official website. The launch time is completely random and only 425 prints will be made, so if this poster just has to be yours, then you’re going to need to pay close attention. Good luck. Now take your bag and go.
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