Huffpost Arts

Best Movie Posters: Mondo Presents New 'In Progress' Series (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated:
Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo

Before digital marketing and Apple Trailers, movie posters were the main hook for popularizing films. In an effort to bring back the craft of the movie poster, the Austin-based art company Mondo produces posters by artists and designers to accompany popular films like Jurassic Park and The Avengers. Mondo’s upcoming exhibition, “In Progress” will feature original sketches, concepts, and line art behind the company’s iconic screen prints.


Mondo is the art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a theater famous for enforcing cinema etiquette. In line with this effort to preserve the traditional movie-going experience, “In Progress” will illuminate the processes behind the revival of the lost art, displaying different stages in the production of Mondo’s extensive poster collection.

"It has been really overwhelming seeing all of the beautiful sketches and drawings come in," Mitch Putnam, Mondo's Creative Director, told the Huffington Post via e-mail.

“In Progress” will be on view at Mondo’s Austin Gallery on January 25. See a slideshow of the work below:

Mondo Posters
Share this
Current Slide

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article failed to note that the slideshow of Mondo posters includes images from "In Progress" as well as other past works. We regret the error.

Around the Web

Mondo Announces In Progress Gallery Show With Art by Aaron ...

Polish Film Posters: Polish Posters Shop A Century of Movie Posters: From Silent to Art House ...

Movie posters: 'Great film!' – Dave from the internet

7 Movie Posters Before Color Correction

Best and worst movie posters of 2012

24 Gorgeous Hand-Painted Indian Movie Posters

Year in Review: The Best Movie Posters of 2012

Proof Hollywood has no new ideas (at least when it comes to action film posters)