In the lead up to the release of “Jurassic World” on June 12, Mondo, the Austin-based collectible art boutique, is doing a gallery exhibit that will showcase dozens of original works of art and screen prints inspired by Steven Spielberg’s 1993 hit that started it all, “Jurassic Park.”
Titled “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth,” 31 artists curated by Mondo will reveal works based on the movie at the Mondo Gallery in Austin from June 12-27.
According to Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael, Universal, which is releasing “Jurassic World,” brought up the idea of a gallery show late last year and Mondo quickly agreed to do it.
“We’ve always wanted to do a show like this around this movie,” Ishmael tells Business Insider. “It just was a question of when, and with the release of ‘Jurassic World’ this turned out to be the perfect time.”
Mondo is known best by memorabilia connoisseurs as the premiere destination for unique works based off of popular movies and TV shows, both new and old. This can range from galleries, to doing toys and apparel, all created by well-known artists (the artist behind the "Ex Machina" concept art will be part of the “Jurassic Park” gallery).
Ishmael said Spielberg has seen works they’ve commissioned in the past based on his films, such as for "Jaws" and "E.T." and hopes he’ll see the works from this one.
“I hope he’s into what we’ve done,” he said.
Below are some of the posters that will be shown at the gallery, including a few given exclusively to BI.
And if you’re not in Austin, go to MondoTees.com during the gallery run to see remaining works available for online purchase.
This poster art highlights the star of the film, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. As you can see, it looks back on one of the most famous moments in the film.
In this poster the insect that caused all the trouble is brought front and center. "Life finds a way."
And who can forget when Muldoon gets his from the "clever girl."
Here's an original work of art once more highlighting the mosquito.
This poster takes a bite out of the island.
This next one brings out the kid element of the film.
And finally, a cute look at the dinosaur who was responsible for letting that important shaving cream can go free.