The 50 Best Mondo Movie Posters
The role that Mondo has played in the recent resurgence of interest in movie posters and other film-related bits of graphic design can't possibly be overstated. Originally an offshoot of Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League's t-shirt line, Mondo's distinct aesthetic and unflinching commitment to limited runs helped the brand to quickly assume a fetishistic status among collectors and casual cinephiles alike, the posters now routinely re-sold at exorbitant prices on ebay despite the increasingly prolific clip at which the company has been commissioning new work. While not everyone loves the Mondo look – with its emphasis on illustration, ghoulish caricatures and bold colors – the diversity of their designs grows with every release. Most importantly, the interest their posters have engendered in the films they represent is impossible to quantify, these static works of art paving the way for legions of new cinephiles. In honor of Fantastic Fest, which begins this week on Drafthouse screens in Austin, Film.com presents this countdown of our 50 favorite Mondo posters.