Terrific Mondo Poster For Quentin Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT
We've written about Jason Edmiston's artwork on the site a bunch of times before, but here's one of his best pieces of work thus far: a glorious piece celebrating writer/director Quentin Tarantino's fantastic 2015 western The Hateful Eight.
The best thing about this Mondo poster is that anyone can get one. While most Mondo pieces sell out almost instantly after they go on sale, this one will be on sale from now until Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 12pm CST. Anyone who wants one can simply click here and order one for $55, a steal for such an awesome piece of work. Plus, the artist is going to randomly include this original pencilled version into one lucky winner's tube just for kicks, so you could end up with two badass pieces when all is said and done.
"Quentin Tarantino is my favorite contemporary director, and Mondo thrilled me with the offer to attack an official poster for his latest movie, THE HATEFUL EIGHT. Enthralled by the film, I accepted the challenge. The eight titular characters are as equally important to the plot of the movie as the super wide, glorious 70 millimeter Panavision presentation. I wanted to feature both the diverse personalities and the beautiful, expansive landscape during a raging snow storm that reflects the energy inside the Haberdashery.
Stylistically, Italian western posters of the 60s and 70s influenced my approach since this production shares many of those films' typical characters and plot cues. I also wanted to maintain as much of my painted style as possible within the limitations of screen printing. I maximized the three-dimensional quality by purposefully layering my background, middle-ground and foreground elements to tell a story. Starting with a full value, black and white traditional painting, I then finalized it digitally. Comprised of 10 layers, created one at a time, the completed work combines a mix of opaque and transparent inks to emulate a full color watercolor painting. The entire process from concept to final poster took nearly 6 weeks. It was a labor of love and perhaps my proudest accomplishment to date."
- Jason Edmiston