Mondo, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced its next gallery show, from September 14 – October 6, featuring both prints and original works of art from Robert Brandenburg and Craig Drake. The gallery opening on September 14 will be from 7:00 – 10:00pm with regular hours to follow for the show’s duration. The Mondo Gallery is located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX.
Mondo fans may recognize Craig Drake’s style from an original Blade Runner painting of Rachael at the gallery’s sci-fi themed show at SXSW. “I find Craig Drake’s sharp, sleek portraits very interesting. He created my favorite piece at our inaugural show, which I am proud to have hanging in my house,” said Mondo’s Mitch Putnam. Drake has delivered stunning works of art for Mondo’s upcoming show, bringing his sleek 80s pop style to characters from Metropolis, Black Swan, Kill Bill and more.
Artist Robert Brandenburg will be reinterpreting classic movie posters by adding embellishments to the original one-sheets for the Mondo show. “If you are in the area, you must come see Robert Brandenburg’s pieces in person. His attention to detail is unmatched,” commented Putnam. His subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle tweaks to iconic art are sublime, adding new meaning to familiar poster art from movies like Deliverance, Manhattan and more.
Robert Brandenburg is a self-taught artist with 40 years of professional experience. He’s had solo exhibits at the Middletown (Ohio) Fine Arts Center, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Dayton Museum of Natural History, and Gallery1988 (Venice) in 2012. Mr. Brandenburg was born in Middletown, Ohio in 1954 and continues to reside there.
Craig Drake, originally from Detroit, moved to San Francisco in 1998 to work in animation and freelance design, later moving on to Electronic Arts. He started working for Lucasfilm in 2006 where he created his first Patrick Nagel parody image (a limited edition Princess Leia print). Since then, he has become known for Nagel-izing pop culture figures masterfully, bringing a sleek 80’s aesthetic to everyone in his path.
Mondo is a division of the Alamo Drafthouse championed for bringing art back to movie poster design. Utilizing the talents of world-class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on all things film, television and comic properties including Star Wars, The Avengers, DC Comics, Back to the Future and Universal Monsters. In addition to stunning artwork for beloved and future classics, Mondo also releases time-honoured and contemporary movie soundtracks on vinyl, such as Drive, as well as VHS re-issues. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Having worked with filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Wes Craven, Zack Snyder and Duncan Jones, Mondo has also partnered with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to further archive and preserve the company’s growing collection of original film posters.