Wednesday, October 21, 2015

James Flames & Matt Taylor Back To the Future Posters Release From Mondo

Future Day is upon us! Mondo have been counting down to 10/21/2015 since Back to the Future Part 2 was released in 1989 and the time has finally come. To celebrate this momentous occasion they're releasing two awesome posters from James Flames & Matt Taylor.

Back to the Future by James Flames. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325
Variant by James Flames. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175

James Flames on the poster:
If I’m being honest, there are very few movies that I liked as a kid that actually still hold up for me today. Very, very few. But man, the original BACK TO THE FUTURE is definitely one of them. I mean, I know why I liked it back in the mid-80s – like most kids, I was crazy about cars, crazy about 50s music, and Michael J. Fox was like the coolest dude out there. Everybody I knew wanted to grow up to be like him. Dude wailed on guitar! But what I can better appreciate about it now is that it wasn’t just cheap kid’s fluff – there’s real storytelling in there, great characters, cool concepts. And at the heart is this kid and this car, and the amazing adventure they get into together. And that’s what I wanted to focus on with my poster. That moment where Marty meets the Delorean...his life, and the entire world, are changed forever in that very instant. And of course, it was fun to play with the two time-eras and split them apart in the background (and then reverse them for the variant edition). So stoked to have gotten to illustrate such a cool movie. Heavy.”- James Flames
Back to the Future Part III by Matt Taylor. 36"x20" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 325.
Variant by Matt Taylor. 36"x20" screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175.

Matt on his latest Back to the Future Poster:
"As soon as Mondo asked me to do a poster for PART 2, I pretty much immediately knew what I wanted to do for PART 3. I know it has its naysayers, but as it was the only one of the movies I saw in the theatre upon release, it has a special place for me and was the one I really wanted to do a poster for. BTTF has always been this brilliantly weird anachronistic mess of styles with an 80s take on the 50s - and then that filtering back to the 1880s - so I wanted to make something that had hits of all those periods; the 1980s palette, the modern layout and the 50s lifestyle-esque styling of the horses. I don’t know if I was completely successful, but it’s the poster I’m most happy with, and I’m sure will present some interesting framing questions for those who want to hang all three of my prints for the trilogy - sorry!"- Matt Taylor
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