Mondo. Their name has become synonymous with all things geeky and limited-edition over the past several years as they grow more popular among the crowds at Comic-Con and elsewhere. Yet, you might not know very much about this ragtag group of artists who call Central Texas their home. Seeing as how we want to get our hands on some limited edition Mondo Tees and merch at this year’s con, we decided to do a little digging into their creative background and whereabouts. If you aren’t sure how to get a piece of Mondo’s art, want to learn more about what they do, or just want to bask in their awesomeness; we’ve got you covered.
If you head to the artistic and cultural city of Austin, Texas, sooner or later you’ll run into The Mondo Gallery. It’s every nerd, geek, cinephile, and just plain human being’s dream gallery. It’s small, but every wall is covered in artwork that hits on all of the things we like: science fiction, fantasy, classic films, cartoons, and nostalgia. Where Mondo makes their biggest mark is in taking the works of different artists across the world and fusing their styles and aesthetics with the films and artwork of today’s modern film advertisements. Throughout the years, their work has quickly gained fan recognition, and they even started partnering up with studios like Marvel to bring “alternate” posters and exclusive merchandise to the fans.
Mondo’s little empire stretched beyond the confines of their gallery in Austin, and spread into the online world of MondoTees.com. On Mondo Tees, you can peruse sensational pieces of limited-edition artwork, posters, T-shirts, toys, and even vinyl records. The company brings a special flair and a flavor to each of their pieces that screams passion and collectible.
At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, over at booth #835, you’ll be able to find the team from Mondo and explore their limited releases. For instance, their Ant Man foil variant poster is sure to be a hot item, but at only 175 copies, you’ll have to make your move quickly. In addition, Mondo promises to debut some incredible new merch at the con, including a classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figure, Hellboy statue, and a hot vinyl design for the Aliens and Superman: the Animated Series soundtracks. Check out the gallery below if you want to see what those will look like. Also, keep an eye out for unannounced Mondo posters and artwork hitting the floor, as it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll be releasing some new art in coordination with many of the other companies on display. If you won’t be visiting Mondo’s Comic-Con booth, you can still buy plenty of their merchandise on their website, MondoTees.com.
Whether you’ve been following them from the beginning or they’re a relatively new name to you, Mondo is taking the Comic-Con scene by storm, and their artwork is sure to continue to grow in popularity. Will we start seeing more of their influence in the pop culture that we know and love? That remains to be seen. But who are we kidding? Any scenario with more Mondo sounds good to us.