Mondo Celebrates Back to the Future Day with New Prints and Vinyl
Tomorrow is Back to the Future Day - i.e., the day that Marty and Doc traveled back to the future in "Back to the Future Part II." In celebration of Back to the Future Day, Mondo will release a host of new prints and vinyl for films.
To start, we have Matt Taylor concluding his BTTF series with Back to the Future Part III. It's a really nice piece, and a great take on the film. While the third film is typically the least popular of the series, Matt's print is just as good as his previous entries.
Here's What Matt had to say about the piece:
"As soon as Mondo asked me to do a poster for PART 2, I pretty much immediately knew what I wanted to do for PART 3. I know it has its naysayers, but as it was the only one of the movies I saw in the theatre upon release, it has a special place for me and was the one I really wanted to do a poster for. BTTF has always been this brilliantly weird anachronistic mess of styles with an 80s take on the 50s - and then that filtering back to the 1880s - so I wanted to make something that had hits of all those periods; the 1980s palette, the modern layout and the 50s lifestyle-esque styling of the horses. I don’t know if I was completely successful, but it’s the poster I’m most happy with, and I’m sure will present some interesting framing questions for those who want to hang all three of my prints for the trilogy - sorry!"
Next up is James Flames, who tackles Back to the Future for the First time. Mr. Flames focused on Marty and the DeLorean at Twin Pins Mall, and then switched the setting to 1950's Hill Valley for the variant. It's a nice piece, and the difference between the regular and variant editions is a great touch.
Here's what James had to say about his work:
“If I’m being honest, there are very few movies that I liked as a kid that actually still hold up for me today. Very, very few. But man, the original BACK TO THE FUTURE is definitely one of them. I mean, I know why I liked it back in the mid-80s – like most kids, I was crazy about cars, crazy about 50s music, and Michael J. Fox was like the coolest dude out there. Everybody I knew wanted to grow up to be like him. Dude wailed on guitar! But what I can better appreciate about it now is that it wasn’t just cheap kid’s fluff – there’s real storytelling in there, great characters, cool concepts. And at the heart is this kid and this car, and the amazing adventure they get into together. And that’s what I wanted to focus on with my poster. That moment where Marty meets the Delorean...his life, and the entire world, are changed forever in that very instant. And of course, it was fun to play with the two time-eras and split them apart in the background (and then reverse them for the variant edition). So stoked to have gotten to illustrate such a cool movie. Heavy.”
Mondo will also have two versions of the Back to the Future Vinyl on Sale. One is a trilogy edition with artwork by DKNG, and the other is individual records for each film, with the artwork for each film corresponding to Matt Taylor's print series.
Drop Details: Both prints go on sale tomorrow at a random time on Mondo's website. The Matt Taylor prints are both 36x20, and hand numbered. The regular is an edition of 325 and will cost $50, while the variant is an edition of 175 and will cost $75. The James Flames pieces are each 36x24 and hand numbered. The regular is an edition of 325 and will cost $45, while the variant is an edition of 175 and will cost $65. To all those going for these, good luck!