It looks like there's going to be plenty of incredible posters to get people excited about a new Indiana Jones movie: Mondo has announced that it is teaming up with ACME Archives to create a new series of posters based on both the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises. The partnership is kicking off with the first new poster, a profile of Luke Skywalker from artist Mike Mitchell, titled simply "Red Five." It goes on sale tomorrow, March 17th, at 1PM ET / 10AM PT, and rather than Mondo's usual blink-and-it's-gone selling system, this one will be available for a full 72 hours.
Mondo has been known for its unique takes on movie posters for years, and has recently been getting into other products like vinyl soundtracks (which have their own amazing artwork, of course). Given the general focus on sci-fi and fantasy properties, it's no surprise that some of the most famous Mondo posters are from their previous Star Wars run — in particular, a trio from artist Olly Moss which featured silhouettes of iconic characters from the three original films. Mike Mitchell will be completing a series of profiles as part of this new series, with Mondo bringing in other artists for their takes on the property as well.
The inclusion of Indiana Jones , however, is a first for the company. Although Mondo has created posters for everything from Brazil to Blade Runner, it had never secured the license for Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels until partnering with ACME. The collaboration will also allow Mondo to create posters for several other properties that ACME Archives has the fine art licenses for, including The X-Files and projects from Dreamworks Animation. You can see Mike Mitchell's "Red Five" in full below, followed by an assortment of Mondo's past Star Wars posters.
- "Red Five", the first of Mondo's new Star Wars posters. (Mike Mitchell / Mondo)
- A trio from Mondo's previous collection. (Olly Moss / Mondo)
- A steampunk-inspired Vader from 2010. (Rob Jones / Mondo)
- An older poster depicting the cantina fight. (Martin Ansin / Mondo)
- A 2010 portrait of the GNK droid. (Jeff Soto / Mondo)