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Inside the beautiful and ruthless world of Mondo poster collecting

It all goes back to the Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters in Austin. Back in 1997, the independent theater chain began as a single screen on Colorado Street. Its founders, Tim and Karrie League, are so deeply committed to the cinematic experience that the theaters enforce a strict no talking, no texting, no latecomers policy (to the great appreciation of other film fans).
Ten years after that early Cinemania! run, Ishmael and Mondo’s other creative directors are standing on the stage at MondoCon, surrounded by hundreds of pop art fans and cinephiles. The two-day event is the culmination of a lot of things for Mondo. The business is diversifying into vinyl soundtracks and high-end toys. It’s a chance to celebrate the artists and their process. And perhaps most importantly, it’s a gift to a rabidly dedicated fanbase that jumps through all the hoops necessary to be a Mondo fan.
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Inside the beautiful and ruthless world of Mondo poster collecting

It all goes back to the Alamo Drafthouse movie theaters in Austin. Back in 1997, the independent theater chain began as a single screen on Colorado Street. Its founders, Tim and Karrie League, are so deeply committed to the cinematic experience that the theaters enforce a strict no talking, no texting, no latecomers policy (to the great appreciation of other film fans).

Ten years after that early Cinemania! run, Ishmael and Mondo’s other creative directors are standing on the stage at MondoCon, surrounded by hundreds of pop art fans and cinephiles. The two-day event is the culmination of a lot of things for Mondo. The business is diversifying into vinyl soundtracks and high-end toys. It’s a chance to celebrate the artists and their process. And perhaps most importantly, it’s a gift to a rabidly dedicated fanbase that jumps through all the hoops necessary to be a Mondo fan.

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Panther Modern

Online art project from laturbo focused on artists who use 3D as their primary medium, and produce work intended for virtual architectural spaces they have been given:

The purpose of PANTHER is to promote the versatility of digital installation, via the construction of new architectural spaces for artists.

Each project shown at PANTHER is given a unique structure in the format of a 3D model file, which built to engage the artist and their process of making. These sites remain open for the artist to create additional installations at any time. Completed rooms are added to the existing architecture, allowing the shape of PANTHER to change with each project.

Currently, there is work by AOTO OOUCHI and EVA PAPAMARGARITI

Panther Modern can be found here

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Samples of some of my design work for The Daily Dot! 

Not all of these are posted yet, so for now you can view the currently posted articles here.

© Max Fleishman / The Daily Dot 

Our favorite part of the Met Gala was the Tumblr fanart

When Tumblr fans got their hands on the glamorous looks their favorite celebs were sporting, many of them did more than just sing praises or criticize what they were wearing. Some of them, particularly a number of Tumblr’s fashion designers and artists, responded with gorgeous fanart.

Here are a few of our favorites.

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Disney’s new Maleficent posters are giving us life

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It’s as if Disney has been paying close attention to its recent acquisitions of Marvel and the Star Wars franchise and tentatively decided that live-action fantasy is something it can do, too. In this case it helps that rooting for the villain is de rigueur, and that the villain is box-office delight Angelina Jolie. 

The change is striking. Just compare these posters to the lackluster marketing efforts for the 2012 flop John Carter. Not only did Disney change the source title from The Princess of Mars because they feared it would scare away dudes, but the posters made the film seem like a cross between Mad Max and The Last Samurai instead of an epic space fantasy from the author who brought us Tarzan:

But oh, how times have changed in a post-Avengers world. Now, not only does Maleficent get to wear horns…

…have wings…

…and be the title of her own story, but Disney is eagerly saying, “Hey, guys. Guys. You want pixies? We got pixies!”

No, really, they do.

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An Illustrated Guide to the Biggest Dragons in Fantasy
How does Balerion the Black Dread stack up against Smaug? We did the dragon math. Click through for a full-size version.

An Illustrated Guide to the Biggest Dragons in Fantasy

How does Balerion the Black Dread stack up against Smaug? We did the dragon math. Click through for a full-size version.