Mondo has released two posters for “Iron Man 3,” coming out May 3. The two artists commissioned to create the posters, Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative and Martin Ansin, talked about how they came up with their different approaches.
“It’s Iron Man comics that led me into drawing when I was a little kid,” said Ansin. “All it took for me to get hooked was an oversized shellhead collection by Tuska in black and white, magic markers, and a week sick in bed. Doing this poster has been amazing luck – and a tough job, with that 5 year old fan keeping tabs on it.”
“To me, Tony Stark’s real super power is his intelligence and ingenuity,” said Erickson. “With the Iron Man 3 armory poster, I wanted to showcase that by featuring a schematic chart of all the Iron Man suits with Stark himself front and center.”
Mitch Putnum, Mondo Creative Director, also talked about what they wanted for the posters and their reactions to the final results.
“We decided to approach the Iron Man 3 job from two different directions,” said Putnum. “First, we wanted a sleek movie poster, and really, when it’s anything futuristic or robot-related, Martin Ansin is the first person that comes to our minds. His style just really works with anything ‘modern.’ Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael also presented an idea about doing an armory poster featuring all of the different suits, and since they’re so incredibly versatile, we put Toronto’s Phantom City Creative on the job. As is always the case when working with both of these artists, we couldn’t be happier with the final product.”
The edition size of Ansin’s poster is 450. Each 24″x 36″ screenprint is priced at $50. The 24″x 36″ variant (edition size of 200) is priced at $75. Erickson’s poster (edition size of 250) is a 24″x 36″ glow in the dark screenprint priced at $45. You can take a look at Erickson’s poster and Ansin’s poster (and its variant) below the post.