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Cool Horror Gear: War of the Worlds poster from Mondo

01.07.2015by: Ryan Miller

Mondo’s first art print of the new year is a sci-fi classic with THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, gorgeously recapturing Byron Haskin's 1953 film adaptation on a 24" x 36" screen print. Featuring work from Paris-based comic artists Stan & Vince, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS posters will go on sale tomorrow at a random time. All you have to do is follow Mondo on Twitter and wait for the on sale announcement. What’s really cool is that the variant edition actually has a glow-in-the-dark layer. Drool.

From the artists:

"Byron Haskin's WAR OF THE WORLDS was released 62 years ago, and even though we weren’t around at the time, this movie was made for us. We KNOW it! Byron Haskin had to know that his movie was to be aired decades later in front of our 80s teenage eyes, printing powerful, everlasting images in our brains. We're pretty sure he also knew that Mondo was going to ask us to work on a poster for this movie! To recapture the taste and flavor of H.G. Well's story put in those glorious fifties frames and make people hear the sizzling sound of the saucers’ deadly death rays.
 
That's the magic we wanted to have in this poster. We wanted to put viewers back in the theatre seats where they first saw the movie, in the frame with the hero as he watches the invaders coming into the city! We wanted this poster to feel the retro-style menace of the red planet."

The War of the Worlds by Stan & Vince. 24" x 36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 300. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $55.

The War of the Worlds (Variant) by Stan & Vince. 24" x 36" screen print featuring glow-in-the-dark layer. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by D&L Screenprinting. $85.

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Source: Mondo

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