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Mondo ends its ‘Lord of the Rings’ poster series in style

The precious is finally here—and already gone.


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 17, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 11:19 pm CDT

Yesterday, beloved cult film poster company Mondo released the last of its epic Lord of the Rings posters. The five final pieces come courtesy of artists Aaron Horkey, Ken Taylor, and Nicolas Delort.

Mondo previewed the posters for The Hobbit exclusively through MTV on Monday, but they didn’t go on sale until Tuesday. Here’s Taylor’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Delort’s two features, a limited edition print and a variant, reveal The Desolation of Smaug:

For his Lord of the Rings artwork, Horkey started at the end and worked backward. His first poster, Return of the King, debuted at the Alamo Drafthouse in 2012. The Two Towers poster debuted in December of last year. The final poster, for The Fellowship of the Ringpremiered on Badass Digest yesterday. It’s a total knockout:

And here’s the variant edition:

Mondo’s posters yield more ravenous demand from fans than a tuna in a sharknado. As expected, all five of the limited-edition prints immediately sold out. But we can still enjoy them here, as we long for the halcyon fields of Middle Earth.

Illustration via Mondo

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*First Published: Dec 17, 2014, 2:11 pm CST