Believe it or not there are people on the planet that collect things other than cards. I know, crazy right?
I am going to take a few posts to explore this strange world of non-cardboard based collecting.
The first thing I am going to look at actually found it’s way to my attention via trading cards. These cards to be exact.
These are a series of cards from a recent Topps Star Wars Galaxy set. They are based on limited edition posters from Mondo Tees.
Every few weeks the company releases limited print run posters of various movies and pop culture topics. The Star Wars posters that inspired the cards above sell for major bank on ebay.
This one is hands down my favorite.
The artwork was done by a guy named Olly Moss. More on him later. A set of all three posters, limited to just 400 of each, recently sold on ebay for a little over 3 grand.
I love them. Such an interesting take on the subject of Star Wars. You can stare out it and keep seeing new things. The blue/green of the ROTJ poster and the almost ghostly image of the AT-ST in the background gives it a mythical feel.
I also really like these.
It’s a more traditional take on a movie poster but the use of color takes it to a new place. The simple blue gives it a very cool feel with a little bit or red to jump out and keep it from geting washed out. These are done by a guy named Tyler Stout. I don’t know this for a fact but I would asume he would list Geof Darrow as one of his influences.
These are a bargain compared to Olly’s work. The three form the original trilogy sold for just under $800.
Mondo’s poster aren’t just limited to Star Wars.
I am not the biggest fan of this one. I love the movie They Live but just don’t find this poster as visually interesting.
The posters are released on Mondo’s website from time to time and sell out immediately. if you are lucky enough to grab one at the IPO you will have a pretty cool little something.
Not as cool as Olly’s work but still a nice little something to hang on the wall. I really like the colors, the cool clue with the yellow flame to add some sweet contrast.
Take a few minutes to look through the Mondo poster archive. It’s pretty bad ass.