If you’re a film buff in Austin, TX you’ve definitely heard of Mondo Tees and if you’re from anywhere else there’s a fair chance. Mondo has consistently been a source of gorgeous popculture posters, art and most recently vinyl soundtracks that will pull on most nerd’s heart strings. If you recall we in the past from our Instagram we have covered a special gallery opening hosted by Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn, but this time it was a gallery show of a series of art by one of Mondo’s frequent contributor, Mike Mitchell. Mike has been working on a full series of Star Wars portraiture that is gorgeous and also goes quite deep into the series’ character library. We were invited to a press viewing before the doors officially opened and got some pictures of the gorgeous artwork we want to share with you now, after the jump.
The series began in 2016 after partnering with Acme Archives for the portraits starting with the likes of Luke in his X-Wing Pilot suit to Episode VII’s hero Rey.
Of the project Mitchell has said:
I have a particular and unyielding love for the designs in Star Wars, and I’m so stoked that I got to spend a year picking out my favorite characters and bringing them to life in my own way
Personally though I loved some of the classic pairings such as these:
The show also featured multiple special “Variants” made by combining together two separate portraits into one in ways George Lucas never imagined. They are all cool but some are downright interesting mixes.