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Academy to Archive Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo's Original Movie Posters

by Sophia Savage
July 11, 2011 6:01 AM
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Austin exhibitor Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo is teaming with the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library to archive their collection of original film posters created by graphic artists, which they've been producing since 2003.

Since their inception, Alamo has sponsored over 120 posters each year, by the likes of artists Shepard Fairey and Martin Ansin. The Herrick Library's Anne Coco says: "We are always seeking out the unusual, and the Mondo collection certainly fits the bill.” Among the first group of posters to be joining the Herrick library's collection of 38,000 is one for 1931's Frankenstein created by Drew Struzan (pictured right, and below).

Grateful Mondo creative director Justin Ishmael says: "We're fans of movie art, first and foremost, and to have our artists' work archived alongside some of the classics of movie poster art is an incredible honor."

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