I must confess to never having heard of “Mondo” before seeing this article on the MTV movies blog.

Apparently it is a boutique art dealership headed by Justin Ishmael, which started out doing promo work for the “Alamo Drafthouse Cinema“, a cinema in Texas specialising in themed theatrical film presentations, whose recently launched distribution arm will distribute “Four Lions” in the US.

Mondo now produce a whole range of film-centric T-Shirts and posters and have recently bagged the Star Wars licence. Their Yoda print entitled “Great Warrior” sold out in five minutes and now we have “Dawn of Tatooine” by Shan Jiang, who explains the thinking behind his piece as follows:-

“Imagining what those people on Tatooine see in every day life is something I wanted to create for this Star Wars poster. One of the Sandtroopers is patrolling on the night shift and decides to stay up on a high rock with his dewback. Maybe he is waiting to see the sunrise or just wants to be alone for a little while. It’s a little peace before things eventually go wrong.”

Many thanks to MTV for the heads up on this. You can find out more about the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema here, visit Mondo’s website here and view MTV’s sweeeet gallery of Mondo artwork here.

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