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Mondo Star Wars Prints by Olly Moss

StarWars.com Team | December 19, 2010


“Return of the Jedi” print by Olly Moss

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 Original Trilogy Prints by Olly Moss — 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Each has an edition of 400. These prints go on sale Monday, Dec. 20, 2010.

Olly Moss tells Wired:

“It was so intimidating! There is such a wealth of great Star Wars art out there already, from paid professionals and from enthusiastic fans. I suppose my main aim was to make a set of Star Wars posters that were a little different from what people are used to seeing from the franchise, but still retained that essential Star Wars feel. I started by re-watching the original movies with a sketchbook on my lap, and just sort of went from there.”


“Star Wars” print by Olly Moss


“The Empire Strikes Back” print by Olly Moss

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Mondo Bantha Print

StarWars.com Team | December 13, 2010


“Ten Banthas” by Jay Ryan.

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 “Ten Banthas” by Jay Ryan — 18″x24″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 175. This print goes on sale Tues, Dec. 14, 2010.

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Mondo “Sanctuary Moon” Print

StarWars.com Team | December 9, 2010


“Sanctuary Moon” by Daniel Danger.

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 “Sanctuary Moon” by Daniel Danger — 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 230. This print goes on sale Fri., Dec. 10, 2010.

Artist Daniel Danger says of the print:

I grew up on Ewoks, not Star Wars. That’s a very odd statement to say, but until I was maybe eleven, I had no idea Ewoks were even related to Star Wars; the connection was just never made. Chalk that up to the fact that the majority of my TV entertainment consisted of things taped off television on VHS.

So I didn’t have Empire, I had Battle For Endor because NBC aired it, Mcdonalds commercials and all (“the hot stays hot and the cool stays cool”). My brother was the true enthusiast, his stock primary stuffed animals as a kid was Wicket and Paploo (he still has them at age 30), and they were worn into oblivion.

For the sake of trivia, I named my primary stuffed bear a descriptive phrase: “brown softy,” but it was not space related. But needless to say, there were a lot of cardboard spaceships and tree forts at our house. Little did seven year old me know there were a lot of other plots we could have pretended our way through. No regrets. Either way, when asked to do this print for Mondo, my decision was already made.

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Sithbot Vinyl Toy Art by Nathan Hamill

Bonnie Burton | December 2, 2010

Artist and urban vinyl designer Nathan Hamill recently made this one-of-a-kind tribute to Darth Vader with custom art piece called “Sithbot.”

Nathan writes:

This is Sithbot, my piece for the Sketchbot Custom Show at Munky King. The show runs until Christmas Eve so if you’re in LA, go check it out! It’s an incredible show!

Check out the rest of the customs from the show here.

We chatted with Nathan about his one-of-a-kind Sithbot!

How did you come up with the idea for SithBot? Why did you want to pay tribute to Darth Vader?

Still on a Star War kick from The Empire Strikes Back 30th I guess. And the ‘bot’ part lent nicely to Vader. The subjects just seemed to fit nicely together.

What is the SketchBot show all about?

It’s the second custom Sketchbot show, curated by the creator, Steve Talkowski. I went a few weeks back and it was incredible.
It’s easily one of the best shows I’ve been to. It runs until the end of December so if you’re in LA, go take a look.

Your urban vinyl art is incredibly cool, what made you decide to delve into that art genre?

Toys and art were both huge parts of my childhood and continued to be into my teens (and beyond). I became a huge fan of Frank Kozik’s silkscreen poster art in the early ’90s. He had a huge influence on my work at the time. But then it was seeing artists like Kozik, Pete Fowler, and Gary Baseman’s work being represented in toy form that really made me appreciate and love the world of designer toys. Last year, someone at U1 Toy Arts, who I’d worked with at a toy store years before, approached me about releasing a vinyl figure. Boris was born out of that. I’ve been keeping busy since…

When it comes to Star Wars art, which do you prefer doing tradition art prints or urban vinyl customs?

I’ve only done a couple Star Wars customs but I’ve been drawing 2-D Star Wars art for quite some time so I’ll have to go with the prints. However, I’d like to tackle a large custom. 20″ Dunny Tauntuan!

Where can fans see your work next? What are you working on now?

Just this week I added a couple new resin figures to my online store and am currently working with 3DRetro on a vinyl based on a new character to be released next year. Stay tuned!

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Also check out another custom Star Wars-themed art piece called “Super Sabacc Challenge” by Nathan Hamill

See more of Nathan’s work on his blog here.

Mondo Greedo Print

StarWars.com Team | December 1, 2010


“Han Shot First” by Florian Bertmer.

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 “Han Shot First” by Florian Bertmer — 24″x34″ screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 400. This print goes on sale Thurs., Dec. 2, 2010.

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Mondo R2-D2 Print

StarWars.com Team | November 22, 2010


“A Linch Pin Droid” by Kevin Tong

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 “A Linch Pin Droid” by Kevin Tong — 24″x 36″ screen print w/ glow in the dark inks. Hand numbered. Edition of 400. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. This print goes on sale Friday, Nov. 26.

Here’s what Kevin Tong said about the print:

“My print is called ‘A Linch Pin Droid’ and it’s an exploded view of R2-D2, my favorite character in the Star Wars Trilogy. For this print, I made certain that I stayed true to the Original Trilogy and spent months watching and pausing it. Although this print is largely technical, I was hoping that by showing R2-D2′s individual tools and components all spread out, people can reflect on the moments in the Trilogy where he used those devices to save the day and the galaxy.”

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Mondo Star Wars Cantina Print

StarWars.com Team | November 17, 2010


“A Wretched Hive” by Martin Ansin

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 “A Wretched Hive” by Martin Ansin. Regular (Copper) Ed. of 360 / Variant (Metallic Silver) Ed. of 150, 24″x36″.

Here’s what Ansin said about the print:

“I’ve always liked that scene in Reign Of Fire where these post-apocalyptic survivors re-enact Star Wars scenes for their children; in the future, the stories that we really like have become legends. For this poster I tried to do something similar, but in the opposite direction in time. I wanted to see how the cantina scene would look if it had been illustrated for an old book, if Star Wars was a traditional epic adventure sharing space with King Arthur and Beowulf. Who knows, maybe sometime in the future it will.”

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Mondo Chewbacca Print

StarWars.com Team | November 11, 2010


“Attack Position” by Rich Kelly

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 “Attack Position” by artist Rich Kelly. It’s a hand-numbered, 24″ x 36″ screen print. Edition of 400. Printed by D&L Screen Printing.

Here’s what Kelly said about the print:

“When I was approached with this project, a considerable amount of artistic liberty was encouraged. After re-watching the original trilogy and observing how Chewbacca interacted with the rest of the characters, I realized that on more than one occasion he was basically used for comic relief with Han. Even during some of the battle scenes he seems to be fumbling around a bit.

As a kid, I definitely remember thinking of him as a major force to be reckoned with. Therefore, I decided I wanted to depict “Chewie” as one bad dude; kicking ass and taking names. Endor came to mind as an appropriate environment, with Chewbacca gliding down a fallen tree, about to attack a couple of unsuspecting stormtroopers.”

Read more about the Mondo Star Wars prints here:

Get more info about these prints from MondoTees.com.
Follow MondoNews on Twitter for updates!

Fans Donate Over $6K to Canine Corps

Pete Vilmur | November 9, 2010

On Saturday, October 16th, members of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS) presented a donation to the Canine Corps for $6762.00. PSWCS is an organization of over 390 Star Wars fans and collectors throughout Pennsylvania who gather to share their interest in Star Wars. PSWCS conducted a fundraiser to raise this donation, selling a limited-edition medallion featuring Chewbacca under the approval of Lucasfilm Ltd (see our earlier post here). Canine Corps provides a no-charge “home away from home” which includes free veterinary care for pet dogs of Pennsylvania-based military service members who have orders for deployment to the Horn of Africa, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. For more information, check out PSWCS and Canine Corps.

Yoda Charity Lapel Pin

StarWars.com Team | October 28, 2010

Show your love for Yoda and help raise money for a good cause with this Yoda Charity Lapel Pin from Yodasholonet.com benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

The pin features Yoda flying the Rady Children’s Hospital Kite. The pin artwork was designed by artist Grant Gould who recently designed the artwork for the Celebraton V Badges. This has been approved and authorized by Lucasfilm Licensing.

The pins are limited to 300 and each pin will be individually numbered on the back of the pin. The pin will also feature a cardback that was designed by artist Jamie Snell.

The cost of the Pin will be $10 plus $1.50 shipping per pin.

Get more information on how to order the pin here:
Yoda Charity Lapel Pin