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Mondo Original Trilogy Star Wars Prints by Tyler Stout

StarWars.com Team | January 3, 2011


“Star Wars” print by Tyler Stout

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the last set of prints from Mondo — Star Wars Posters by Tyler Stout — 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Each has an edition of 850.

Mondo writes of its Star Wars-themed print series:

A project over a year and a half in the making ends today. We are very proud of the series and are thrilled to have worked with so many talented artists. We also want to thank all of the fans that supported us and made the series such a success. We couldn’t think of a better way to end the series than releasing Tyler Stout’s truly epic Original Trilogy poster set.


“The Empire Strikes Back” print by Tyler Stout


“Return of the Jedi” print by Tyler Stout

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Mondo Darth Vader Print by Rob Jones

StarWars.com Team | January 3, 2011


“King’s Lead Hat” print by Rob Jones

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

These prints are VERY limited in run and are snatched up by collectors quickly, selling out in mere minutes. So if you want to know which prints are on sale and when, follow MondoNews on Twitter!

Here’s the most recent print King’s Lead Hat by Rob Jones — 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 255.

Here is what Rob had to say about the poster:

“There’s a scene in Star Wars where Grand Moff Tarkin strides into his council room on the Death Star announcing the dissolution of the Imperial Senate. His officers express concern over the Emperor’s ability to maintain control of star systems without this governing body. To this Tarkin retorts, ‘Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.’

This exchange made me consider the motivation behind the Emperor’s construction of Darth Vader. I’m not referring to just the cybernetic bits maintaining Vader’s body but also the active manipulation of his mind to bring him to the dark side. The Emperor created in Vader a weapon no different from the Death Star in its ultimate purpose, a means of generating fear amongst the vast populace he ruled. An administrative tool that became the executor of the Emperor’s cruel commands. With that in mind, I decided to depict Vader as a facility harnessing and directing his immense natural power towards malicious ends.”

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Death Star Birthday Cake

Bonnie Burton | January 3, 2011

I don’t know how we missed blogging this awesome cake from last November, but here it is in all its Death Star glory. The attention to detail is most impressive!

The cake was made by Cakeadelic — a home-based cake making business in Berkshire, UK that specializes in wedding cakes & cupcakes. Cake Designer Fiona, created the first Death Star for her 4 year old son, and since displaying it on her website says that its more often 40-year-olds who ask for it!

Read more about the cake here:
World’s Greatest Death Star Cake – via Between the Pages blog