SXSW: Mondo Godzilla Poster

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

MondoGodzilla Godzilla is coming to Austin, or at least the poster is. Austin-based design studio, Mondo, was commissioned for a new poster for Godzilla’s return to North American screens this summer. The poster was designed by Phantom City Creative who also designed an exclusive Godzilla poster for the San Diego Comic-Con last year. Some people may say it shows Godzilla rising up out of the smoke but what I love about art is it means something different to each person. To me the smoke which comes from the source of the chaos and destruction within the city forms the shape of Godzilla.

If you want this exclusive poster you’ll have to attend the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival. It will be handed out tomorrow at the screening of the 1954 original Ishiro Honda-directed film. This restored classic of Godzilla will feature an extra 40 minutes that is not available on the American edit. Gareth Edwards, the director of the new version of Godzilla, will host this classic and hold a Q & A for fans.

The screening will take place at the Ritz Alamo Theater in downtown Austin, Texas on March 11 at 9:30pm.

The new Godzilla film will be released May 16, 2014 and will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

Sources: Cosmic Booknews, Yahoo!, Comingsoon.Net.

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