Mondo Announces Their 1st Print Of 2015: “War Of The Worlds” By Stan & Vince

Easily one of our all-time favorite sci-fi movies, the 1953 film adaptation of H.G. Wells, “The War Of The Worlds” is a timeless classic. Aliens, spaceships, death rays, a helpless human race, this one has it all.

Mondo has just announced that they will be releasing two versions of a print by Stan & Vince and both editions capture the tone and vibe of Byron Haskin’s original vision perfectly.

Here is that the artists had to say about the project along with a couple of early concept pieces.

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(Concept piece)

“Byron Haskin’s WAR OF THE WORLDS was released 62 years ago, and even though we weren’t around at the time, this movie was made for us. We KNOW it! Byron Haskin had to know that his movie was to be aired decades later in front of our 80s teenage eyes, printing powerful, everlasting images in our brains. We’re pretty sure he also knew that Mondo was going to ask us to work on a poster for this movie! To recapture the taste and flavor of H.G. Well’s story put in those glorious fifties frames and make people hear the sizzling sound of the saucers’ deadly death rays.

That’s the magic we wanted to have in this poster. We wanted to put viewers back in the theatre seats where they first saw the movie, in the frame with the hero as he watches the invaders coming into the city! We wanted this poster to feel the retro-style menace of the red planet.”

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(Concept piece)

“We tried different angles: through the eyes of the hero, and conversely the invaders; but in the end, the final composition you see wins with its vintage feel, very emblematic of the elements you find in the movie.”

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“The War of the Worlds” by Stan & Vince

24″ x 36″ screen print

Hand numbered edition of 300

Printed by D&L Screenprinting

$55

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The War of the Worlds (Variant) by Stan & Vince

24″ x 36″ screen print featuring glow-in-the-dark layer

Hand numbered edition of 150

Printed by D&L Screenprinting

$85

Follow Mondo on TWITTER for the exact time of this release.  These beauties go on sale at a random time on Thursday, January 8th, 2015.  We can only imagine how fast these will go so good luck!

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