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Black Dragon Press x Mondo:
'Through A Glass Darkly' and 'The Host'

Tue, Jul 02, 19 / James BDP

This week we're proud to offer the next two installments in our ongoing partnership with Mondo.

Featuring a double bill for two brilliant, if completely different, bits of film making: Ingmar Bergman’s timeless family drama, THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, and Bong Joon-ho’s superb monster movie, THE HOST.

Doing justice to Ingmar Bergman’s films is no mean feat, but Greg Ruth has made it look easy with his poster for THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY. Echoing Bergman’s (and his cinematographer Sven Nykvist’s) deft use of camera angles and framing, and deploying a masterful rendering of Karin’s dress (I mean, just look at the technique on that sleeve), Greg has given us a drop-dead gorgeous classic alternative movie poster.

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY comes in two editions. A US variant from an edition of 120 copies available through Mondo, and an orange-tinted UK variant from an edition of just 50 copies available through Black Dragon Press. Part of the Master of Light series. 

 


THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (US Variant) by Greg Ruth

18” x 24” screenprinted poster
270gsm Lynx Opaque
Printed by D&L
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Edition of 120
$50
Ships late July




THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (UK Variant) by Greg Ruth
18” x 24” screenprinted poster
270gsm Lynx Opaque
Printed by D&L
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Edition of 50
£65
Ships late July


Bong Joon-ho’s THE HOST is, in many ways, the perfect monster movie. Twisting and turning from horror to drama to oddball comedy to action and back again, THE HOST is “the defining monster movie of the 21st century” (Indiewire). Like the film, George Bletsis has chosen to focus unashamedly on the monster (which was modeled after Steve Buscemi’s character in Fargo apparently, and hilariously) in its full 24" x 36" slimy glory just moments before the Park family’s evening is turned upside down.

THE HOST comes in three color ways. A yellow US variant from an edition of 100 copies available through Mondo, and red and blue UK variants from an edition of just 30 copies each available through the Black Dragon Press.

 

THE HOST (US Variant) by George Bletsis
24” x 36” screenprinted poster
270gsm Lynx Opaque
Printed by D&L
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Edition of 100
$60
Ships late July

 

THE HOST (UK Red Variant) by George Bletsis
24” x 36” screenprinted poster
270gsm Mohawk Superfine White Eggshell archival
Printed by White Duck Editions
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Edition of 30
£50
Ships late July

 

THE HOST (UK Blue Variant) by George Bletsis
24” x 36” screenprinted poster
270gsm Mohawk Superfine White Eggshell archival
Printed by White Duck Editions
Hand numbered. Gallery stamp on the reverse
Edition of 30
£50
Ships late July

 

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY and THE HOST will go on sale at a random time from the MONDO website (US shipping)  and at 5pm UK time from the Black Dragon Press shop tomorrow Wednesday 03 July.

As always newsletter subscribers will receive an on-sale alert one hour before the UK editions go on sale.