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mondo: cowboys + aliens by strongstuff mondo: cowboys + aliens by strongstuff
i've been looking forward to seeing cowboys & aliens for quite a while now, so i was pretty excited when director jon favreau picked me from the mondo roster to design a poster for the upcoming flick.

the seed for my design was planted while reading an interview with favreau during the movie's production. i was excited when i heard that he intended it to play as a straight western... that just happened to have aliens in it. when i received the assignment to create a limited edition screenprint for the film, i remembered that intent and wanted to channel some of the incredible spaghetti western poster design that graced movie theaters in the 1960's. much like the tone of the film itself, i wanted my design to read as a western poster first and let the alien references throughout slowly reveal it to be something much more.

it was a great experience collaborating with the mondo crew and jon favreau to pull this thing together. now to see the film...

poster specs:
4 color screenprint on french cream speckletone 80# cover
size: 24" x 36"
edition: limited, 190

sale info:
date: fri, july 29
time: random
where: mondo
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:iconjimirez:
jimirez Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is great, and follows this style of posters. Simple yet dynamic and straight to the point. 
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THUNDER-CATS-ARE-GO Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
awesome :) .....but the film was so bad!
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gunner2700 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
disagreed
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StefanoSiciliano Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Your posters are absolutely fantastic. The style is simple yet very effective.
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:iconomabe-root:
OmaBe-Root Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mmm I like quite a bit :D
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CartoonCaveman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconamandamariedesigns:
amandamariedesigns Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Ahhh, I am so in love with this poster design.
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:iconmaxtaro:
Maxtaro Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
The film wasn't as good as I hoped, but it was nice to see a Summer guilty pleasure after two disappointments. This poster is very reminiscent of a classic western poster!
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:icongrantgoboom:
grantgoboom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOVE THIS :)
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:iconjaybhoi:
jaybhoi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
wow... this is amazing!
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:icontinybutdeadly:
TinyButDeadly Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply amazing!
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:iconahemka:
ahemka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011   General Artist
Sooooooooooooooooo far better than the commercial poster we can see sticked everywhere in our streets these days.
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:iconvenuslove:
venuslove Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
OH BABY :D
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:iconpixel-junglist:
pixel-junglist Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice!
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:iconraider24:
RaideR24 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic!
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:iconkubankin:
kubankin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
i love the colors and overall feel, really great work!
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MegaMan007 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on getting picked! And awesome piece!
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Daisy-Baby Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This movie is amazinggg. I absolutely loved it. The entire movie I was interested. And I even leaned up on the seat in front of me(no one was in front of me) lol
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JoemanYT Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
The best part was when Daniel Craig kicked ass. Oh wait, THAT WAS THE ENTIRE FILM!
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ShermanTank13 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Filmographer
excelleny
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:iconstrongmarty:
strongmarty Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! i can't wait to see this movie. great job on the poster, you really did capture the old style :D
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:iconjasonchapman:
JasonChapman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
THis poster is great!! But, I never thought I'd live to see the day when Harrison Ford was 2nd billed on a movie to anyone. =)
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:iconcrwpitman:
CRWPitman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
My favourite of the posters on the mondo site!
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:iconinashne117:
Inashne117 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very cool. Can't wait to see the movie.
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:iconnlark:
NLark Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Great color palette and composition. This is really strong!
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:icontrevordeal:
TrevorDeal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I was going to buy it but yeah Mondo sucks.
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:iconallutaa:
allutaa Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
really great poster, but i'm not so sure about the movie itself...
Title is ridiculous..
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:icontbonez13:
TBonez13 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
killer design work. Saw the trailers recently 'n it looks like a fun flick
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:iconstevechanks:
SteveChanks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
this is leaps and bounds better than the actual poster
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:iconrobd4e:
RobD4E Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!! Great composition and style :D I love your vector stuff.
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:iconl-designs:
L-Designs Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Great piece.
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Gustenrocks Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
It's totally awesome but mondotees blows. Just no way in hell to get a poster unless you're buttlucky or a total nolifer.
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iSCOOT Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Your intuitive blending of a monochromatic scheme with sharp vector style really makes this work eye-catching! It genuinely sets a tone, being serious, yet explosive; what a truly remarkable piece!
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ctdsnark Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: !
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cant wait to see this movie!

great job with the poster!
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:iconfitzfitzpatrick:
fitzfitzpatrick Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is rad!
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:iconlucaspinduca:
lucaspinduca Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah! :woohoo:
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:iconmattkaufenberg:
MattKaufenberg Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
That's awesome Tom, congrats! Definitely getting that spaghetti western feel...love it!
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:iconwithout-a-pen:
without-a-pen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
I love your use of orange-and-brown color combination. It helps deliver that distinctive western feel of the movie. Fantastic job on this one!
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:iconadamlimbert:
AdamLimbert Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional
This is fantastic Tom! Great work. I love the type treatment. Is that a font or artwork?
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:iconsirandal:
sirandal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
You succeeded in spades.
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:iconmeniomenio:
meniomenio Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
totally like! :- )
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:iconntoonz:
NToonz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good job. A wonderful poster. Captures just a little Irwin Allen 60's sci-fi feel in the title as well.
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FabledCreative Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Turned out Great Tom!!
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