Skreeonk! Mondo Drops Godzilla Prints

Art show delayed by coronavirus goes online Thursday

When Godzilla was created, the giant kaiju was seen as a metaphor for the perils of atomic power. Now we're facing another global threat, and Austin's Mondo Gallery is releasing a series of Godzilla prints tomorrow, reminding us that some times the best way to deal with horror is through metaphor.

The prints were originally supposed to be part of a special show at Mondo's gallery on Guadalupe last Friday - the first day of SXSW. But with that show now canceled along with the festival, they'll be available 11am Central, March 19, at www.mondoshop.com.

The new set includes three designs by Mondo regulars. Oliver Barrett takes on the classic, original Godzilla in stark grays, while Tom Whalen goes bold and colorful with designs for two of the best of 1970s Godzilla, Terror of Mechagodzilla and Godzilla vs Megalon. Each print will also have a recolored variant with the title and credits redesigned in kanji.


Godzilla (1954) by Oliver Barrett
24" x 36" Screenprinted Poster
Regular edition of 250, $50
Variant edition of 125, $75


Godzilla vs Megalon (1973) by Tom Whalen
24" x 36" Screenprinted Poster
Regular Edition of 250, $55
Variant Edition of 125, $75


Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) by Tom Whalen
36" x 24" Screenprinted Poster
Regular Edition of 250, $55
Variant edition of 125, $75

All prints will ship in May, but are only available in the U.S. and Canada.

Plus, as a bonus, Mondo has uploaded the latest of its short interviews with artists. This time, it's Whalen discussing his lifelong obsession with the King of the Monsters.

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