'Jaws' Posters from MONDO, Faithful Recreations of Missing Original

New ‘Jaws’ Posters Coming from MONDO, Faithful Recreations of Missing Original

Posted by June 29, 2018 Comment

MONDO’s next release of movie posters will really take a bite out of summer — two faithful recreations of the original Roger Kastel Jaws painting.

If you didn’t know, the original painting has been “missing” since 1975. Kastel was able to provide to Mondo what scans he had on hand to aid with the re-creations, but the process was difficult to say the least.

Back in 2014, Gizmodo ran a highly detailed piece talking about the process of the original painting being created, and the subsequent disappearance of it.

Newsweek has a fabulous write-up about Jason Edmiston‘s process of recreating the original painting — highly suggested reading if you’re interested in the great white-sized project.

There are two posters being released by MONDO, the limited editions (280 posters) each measuring 24” by 36”, printed by DL Screenprinting.

“The Shark”, which is a re-release of the original paperback cover of Jaws by Peter Benchley with the nudity:

And “JAWS”, which takes a bit more artistic license by airbrushing away Chrissie Watkins’ (Susan Backlinie) nudity from the recreation of the original film poster:

Pretty fabulous items to have for the movie poster collector, or for a fan of the GREATEST SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER EVER MADE (fight me).

JAWS by Roger Kastel and “The Shark” by Roger Kastel are set to go on sale Tuesday July 3rd at MondoTees.com.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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(Last Updated June 29, 2018 12:43 pm )

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