Austin Connection – Mondo’s creepy new posters at Texas Frightmare Weekend in Dallas


“The Southwest’s Premier Horror Convention” – that’s the motto of The Texas Frightmare weekend that happens once a year since its first weekend held February 4-5, 2006, at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine Texas. It is arguably the largest horror convention in the nation.

The event boasts over 10,000 attendees annually and has hosted genre legends such as George A. Romero, Clive Barker, Malcom McDowell, Robert Englund, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Cary Elwes and hundreds more.

So why wouldn’t Mondo debut five, count ’em five, NEW posters at the Texas Frightmare Weekend? Well they did, and here they are:

A Nightmare on Elm Street by Jay Shaw

18″ x 24″ Screenprint, Edition of 225:

Jay’s stuff is some of the most innovative work you will be seeing these days. His composition and typography are always second to none. A lot of poster artists are very much “one trick ponies” – not Jay Shaw. You can see how with each print he only gets better and each one is truly different. This is the guy to watch!

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer by Ken Taylor

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 245:

What can I say? It’s Ken Taylor. He’s amazing. This version of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer creeps me the hell out. Ken has been killing so many prints lately; why is this one any different?

The Mole People by Phantom City Creative

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 195:

A classic among science fiction/horror fans. This poster by Toronto-based indie studio Phantom City Creative deftly captures the creepiness of this 1956 science fiction film directed by Virgil W. Vogel. Keep them coming, PCC and Mondo, we cant get enough!

The Hills Have Eyes by Jeff Proctor

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 170:

Jeff Proctor has done some greats like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zombie and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and he goes to great lengths to show you the tense heart-racing scenes played out in this movie. Jeff always seems to capture a hair-raising moment that will be burned in your mind forever.

They Live by Krzysztof Domaradzki

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 165

As always, Mondo is trying something new and taking the road less traveled. In this writer’s eyes, this road should be traveled more by Mondo. Krzysztof Domaradzki is a designer who lives in Poznań, Poland, and is a graphic designer who has some amazing illustrations under his belt like, 1960’s The Dirty Dozen and an amazing image called Deathwish II – a tribute to Charles Bronson.

These posters will be available at The Mondo Booth located at Texas Frightmare Weekend until Sunday or until they are all sold, so grab them while you can. Stay Nerdy, my friends!

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