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mondo: jabba poster

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picking myself up off of the floor after being asked to illustrate a jabba the hutt poster for mondotees' star wars series, i immediately popped return of the jedi in my dvd player and traveled back in time to 1983. i remember my parents informing me on a particularly warm saturday afternoon that, once yard chores were finished, we'd be going to the theater to see the final chapter of the star wars trilogy.

that saturday evening would stay with me the rest of my life.

the the scenes in jabba's palace perfectly encapsulate the dense, alien-rich texture of star wars that completely hooked me as a kid and continue to inspire my work today.

i remember sitting in the theater as a 9 year-old and being completely blown away by the sheer variety of spectacles in the palace; the jade-skinned slave girl, the tiny scavenger turned fan-boy, the worm-like translator, one of our heroes hung as a trophy, and, of course the bloated slug crime lord and his twisted pet.

i envision my poster as a family portrait of this collection of miscreants taken shortly before meeting their ultimate demise.

poster specs:
• 4 color screenprint on offwhite stock
• size: 26" x 17.5"
• limited edition of 260

sale info:
• date: fri, oct 22
• time: random (follow @MondoNews for a hint!)
• where: mondotees
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LuisArriola's avatar
ososama's avatar
awesome work !!! make a hulk poster please please please
red5's avatar
Hey! I hope you don't mind that I featured this deviation in my current journal.

;)

Cheers,
Ryan
gojera's avatar
ooo, yet another amazing work.
padawanhop's avatar
Hello dear artist! Your amazing artwork has been featured here.
pArAvi0N's avatar
this pic is awesome love the art style
geralddedios's avatar
This was a great illustration and heard on SWAN, it sold out quickly, Congrats!
lilvdzwan's avatar
Hi! Your deviation is featured in #vexelove's latest news article!
[link]

:D
GiP7's avatar
will there be more prints of this?? I guess I found out too late....it's sold out!!
kyrilgarcia's avatar
awesome :omg:
i think jabba himself would hang this poster in his palace :)
i'd also like to see this on a higher resolution to use as wallpaper.
ebony-n-hot-pockets's avatar
Absolutely amazing, the colors have such a vintage feel. It reminds me of the old playset from the eighties. NIce Work!
JustinRampage's avatar
You rock man. This is so good. :) [link]
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mMathab's avatar
love the art style and star wars!
germanshible's avatar
LOVE the strong SHAPES and forms. great design!
punks101's avatar
your style is unmatched !
Normkompatibel's avatar
He should have bargained.
grantgoboom's avatar
Love this. :) BTW, I just got done re-organizing my work area and finally had a chance to frame up the ALIENS poster I got from ya! It's proudly displayed over my scanner now. Thanks again, man!
strongstuff's avatar
thanks, man!

glad you got to hang the aliens poster...i have your ahsoka print hanging in my desk at work...serendipity!
millenniumbugstudios's avatar
please. make this a wallpaper.
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