There's really no denying the impact a small start-up poster shop from Austin, Texas has had on the moviegoing community in the past few years. Ever since Mondo began creating limited-edition prints of movie posters tied to special screenings and events, the company and the artists who've done work for it have found incredible success. Now those artists are being commissioned by major studios, and we're arriving at a time where you're not a big movie unless you have your own Mondo poster and/or a Mondo-friendly artist working on your poster.
Two of their most popular artists are Olly Moss and Jock, and both seem to be making friends within the Marvel family because their names are all over a series of new posters for Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3, except there's one caveat: you can't own any of them.
First there's Olly Moss, who was hired to create these special Thor: The Dark World posters as a gift for each principal cast member when they finished filming. Moss explains, "Earlier last year, I was invited by [Thor 2 coproducer] Craig Kyle and Kevin Feige to make their wrap gift for the cast and crew of Thor: The Dark World. Here’s the thingie I did. Each principal cast member had their own character on their poster."
As of now you can't own these, but we wouldn't be surprised if some special-edition prints wound up floating around later this year, perhaps at Comic-Con. [via Screencrush]
In addition to the Thor 2 posters we have these really cool Iron Man 3 posters from Jock, the artist behind the film's IMAX poster. These other IMAX poster designs weren't used, but Jock was cool enough to post them anyway. Unfortunately, like the Thor 2 posters, these aren't for sale... yet. [via Jock]