Drew Struzan is the artist behind some of the most memorable movie posters ever created, including Blade Runner, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and my personal favorite, Big Trouble in Little China. Now he’s adding images of Universal Monsters to his iconic portfolio for Mondo’s upcoming exhibit, opening October 19.
Struzan told Hero Complex that 1931’s Frankenstein is one of his favorite films and he welcomes a chance to re-imagine the Universal characters. He’s created seven new pieces for the show, including Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Bride of Frankenstein and the Phantom of the Opera.
“They’re all very close friends of mine,” Struzan said of the mythic creatures. “Frankenstein was a man who found himself in a terrible situation — cut to many pieces and who am I and what am I doing? And Dracula, this creature of the night that lives on blood – life is in the blood and he can’t come out in the light. It’s so metaphoric of the bad side of humanity. All of them were so wonderful in that way, which makes them so classic.”
Check out a few of them below and head over to Hero Complex to see more from Mondo’s collection. The Universal Monsters Mondo Gallery runs 7-10 p.m., October 19 through November 10.