Mondo Celebrates The 35th Anniversary of ET With A Special Edition Poster

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Every film fan knows that the best movie poster maker in the world right now is Mondo. The Texas company is consistently making amazing posters, and other pieces of memorabilia, for our favorite movies and TV shows. 

This years marks the 35th anniversary of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and to celebrate Mondo, along with artist Jonathon Burton, has created a beautiful poster every E.T. fan will want framed on their wall. 

Jonathon Burton had this to say about the poster: 

“Settling on an idea from this visually spectacular film was a difficult task. I sketched out many possibilities from different scenes but this one mainly stood out because of the wonderful ‘phone home’ contraption which I wanted to delve into. It’s a kind of W.Heath Robinson style construction where a small action of the wind in the trees tugs at a rope which pulls a fork to turn a wheel which sets off this surprising machine to send a message through space. It’s a magical moment in the film made all the more endearing by the use of Elliot’s 1980s equipment. 

 

I didn’t want to shy away from showing E.T. as a major element of the poster as he’s so iconic but also because I welcomed the challenge of drawing a creature so fascinatingly odd. The character is a great design of unthreatening strangeness and this balance is tricky to capture. His pointing finger is an obvious tribute to the original poster though I like how we have it leading to his home, and with the special spot varnish we only get a glimpse of his solar system within the right light. 

 

Oh how I crave the BMX of my youth.”

 

This limited edition poster will go on sale on Mondo’s website tomorrow at a random time. Mondo posters always sell out and this one should be no different. Be sure to follow Mondo on social media and keep checking their site for when this E.T. the Extra Terrestrial 35th anniversary poster goes on sale.