Mondo Unleashes Kong



Tomorrow, Mondo is releasing King Kong posters by artist Jonathan Burton in two beautiful versions: Jungle and City. The concepts were picked by MondoCon’s “Mondo Talk” panel audience last October, who were asked to vote on three different sketches. There was a tie between two…so they decided to do both!

Burton says, “The Kong project has been a huge pleasure to work on particularly as the ideas were voted on by Mondo fans at the MondoCon 2 panel. The audience was split between these two and I’m flattered to be asked asked to produce both. The challenge for me was to make them both work as individual posters and as a pair.

“The Jungle poster is a nod to the spirit of the original 1933 posters playing on the fear of the immense monster. He is king in his own habitat. Whereas the City version (paying tribute to the Art Deco style of the film’s opening credits) shows us Kong on the defense dwarfed by the man-made skyscrapers fleeing from the human captors.

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“Linking them together we have Ann Darrow in each, Jack Driscoll and Carl Denham are in both with very similar poses. The titles are in exactly the same place and the tag-lines help express the connected themes of a strange giant beast obsessed with the beauty of Ann Darrow ending up being controlled and destroyed by man.”

Follow Mondo on Twitter for the on sale announcement. The posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday, June 9th.

(All Jonathan Burton quotes thanks to Mondo.)

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