At its best, Mondo's poster art brings out the intrinsic coolness of famous movie imagery, and makes you see it in a brand new way. Case in point: This new Blade Runner poster by artist Craig Drake manages to showcase the unique playful/weird style of Pris, but also a lot of her sadness and alienation. She's alone in the darkness, with a broken doll.
This new poster, which we're featuring exclusively here at io9, is part of a new Mondo exhibition opening this Friday in Austin, featuring Drake and Robert Brandenburg. Also featured in the exhibit: two more Blade Runner posters by Drake, plus Drake's sleek 80s-inspired poster art for Metropolis, Black Swan, Kill Bill and more. The above 24 x 36 poster will be available for sale from Mondo on Friday, for $60, and it's a limited edition of 125 copies.
Drake tells io9:
I think Pris has a strong character design, both her aesthetic and her personality are extremely iconic.
The motivation for Pris was to merge the vibrant Nagel stye with the gorgeous darkness of Syd Mead's futuristic landscape. For Pris in particular, I felt she needed to veer slightly away from the familiar 80's style and rendition her towards a more comic book noir.
Blade Runner is one of the greatest films ever made. As if cinematic planets aligned to bring together genius design.