Art Snob Exclusive: Mondo’s I DECLARE WAR Poster Reveal
By Matt Cohen on August 26, 2013
When you hear the word “Mondo“, the first thing that jumps to your mind is most likely “limited edition posters” or “the evil restaurant from Good Burger.” You wouldn’t be wrong to make the first connection – in the past few years Mondo has made a name for themselves as the preeminent destination for pop culture/geek-related postery (Pretty sure that’s a word).
So, you’re well aware of the work they put out (and maybe have even visited the Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas), but did you know that your friends at Mondo are getting into the movie business as well? Well, the movie-related art business at least. The folks at Drafthouse Films (Four Lions, The FP, Miami Connection) are bringing you I Declare War, a new film about the most extreme game of capture the flag ever played, and Mondo is bringing you some super sweet limited edition art to accompany it. Seriously. Check out the movie’s website if you don’t believe me, and read our preview coverage of the movie’s trailer too.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity’s dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world.
Pretty awesome, no? To celebrate the film’s release (I Declare War is now available via VOD and iTunes and for digital download, and will be opening in theaters on Friday, August 30), Mondo has solicited the aid of poster artist Jay Shaw to dream up a limited edition poster, and boy, has he ever.
The poster comes from an edition of 100 pieces, measures 18 X 24, and will run you a very reasonable $35.
Capture the Flag isn’t just a game anymore…