Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ken Taylor's "Sucker Punch" Movie Posters

I was going to write something about a non-Mondo poster, but this one seemed a bit more timely. Love him or hate him, Zack Snyder has certainly created some visually spectacular films, and it looks like Sucker Punch is going to continue that trend. I was a huge fan of what he accomplished with Watchmen (flaws and all), and am looking forward to seeing what he does with his latest. Add Alex Pardee to the mix, the insanely talented artist who did some of the concept work and marketing materials for the film, and it doesn't even matter if it makes sense, at least we know it's going to be pretty.

Sucker Punch - Regular Edition

Sucker Punch - Variant Edition

Ken Taylor really hit this one out of the park. And while I'm not nearly as invested in the characters of Sucker Punch (because I've never seen the film), I honestly think this print is even more expertly executed than his Hellboy II artwork, which I thought was great and quickly purchased (and previously wrote about). As usual, my favorite elements of Ken Taylor's work, at least with his recent output, has been his depiction of the otherworldly and unusual. Needless to say, this poster doesn't disappoint with the Pardee bunny-emblazoned mech, the gargoylish dragon, and the rather creepy gas mask wearing stranger - it's a wonderfully strange design.

Mondo also decided to whet our appetites with some info about the Zack Snyder Director's Series (taken from Mondo's announcement email):
"We are pleased to announce that we will now be working with Zack Snyder on a Director's Series of posters and to kick it off, we had Ken Taylor do this unreal poster for his newest movie SUCKER PUNCH. Take a look at Zack's filmography and you can easily see how this is a perfect match for us. We'll eventually have posters for DAWN OF THE DEAD, 300, LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS and WATCHMEN, but the only question is, who will be doing each?"
Is anyone else as excited as I am about the possibility of a Dawn of the Dead, 300 or Watchmen poster?! Those could be amazing!

These posters will be available sometime tomorrow (3/25 - probably around 9 AM Pacific) through Mondo at a random time. Ken Taylor’s Sucker Punch poster measures 24” x 36” and was printed by D&L Screen Printing. The regular version is limited to an edition of 285, while the variant is limited to an edition of 105. To find out more about the artist you can visit his site or buy some of his prints from Beyond the Pale. Best of luck!


  1. These are extremely impressive posters, and I am with you, I love Ken Taylor (and unfortunately don't own anything by him yet). But I personally am less interested in Sucker Punch and much more interested in 300 for the same reason, I have not seen Sucker Punch yet. Dawn of the Dead will be interesting and I am sure people will go crazy for Watchman (I personally am not a fan). Nice job Ken.

  2. Yeah, I'm very excited to see what comes of this Director's Series. I still need them to finish the Guillermo Del Toro one though. I want my Pan's Labyrinth, Devil's Backbone and Cronos posters.

  3. I still ended up getting this poster though... I think I have an addiction


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