“Great Warrior” Star Wars Print by Todd Slater (Onsale Info)

The next Mondo Star Wars print comes from collage mastermind Todd Slater.  “Great Warrior” is a 17″ x 24″ screenprint with an edition of 385.  It goes up tomorrow (Thursday, August 26th) at a random time at Mondotees.com.

Here’s what Todd had to say about the image:

“From the first time that I saw Star Wars, I was captivated by the mystery of Yoda’s species and home world.  For Yoda, Dagobah was a place to disappear, and I see him as being at one with the landscape.  For this print I wanted to camouflage him as a part of this murky planet using leaves, sticks, ferns and other flora found in the swamps.  The image is printed on black paper with a shiny black varnish layer in the background.  The varnished layer reveals even more of Dagobah and is shown as a transparency through Yoda’s face.  The kanji (japanese characters) on the left side gives one word representations of the six stages I identified in Luke’s Jedi training: the meeting of a great warrior, the discovery of a Jedi’s strength, entering of a domain of evil, learning that size matters not, seeing the future and finally, the confrontation of Vader.  The screen print is seven colors, which is the most I’ve done to date.”

Click the first image for a larger view:

39 Responses to ““Great Warrior” Star Wars Print by Todd Slater (Onsale Info)”

  1. @Baker – I sit on my butt all day working on websites and designing etc, so I just open the browser page and let it auto refresh via a browser plugin. It just sits up there in a corner of a monitor until it the purchase link comes up.

    The only effort snagging a drop like this is having a bladder of steel. I missed the Obey Megaphone a few weeks ago because I had to pee. So lame. There’s also a questionably strong Obey drop tomorrow also… so good luck to everyone!

  2. I too have always wondered what everybody else here does for a living. I graduated about a year ago and was lucky enough to get a job designing tshirts and other promotional goods for a custom apparel shop. So the fact that I sit in front of 3 screens all day helps on drops like these.

  3. i don’t like it at all. the back ground and foreground don’t mix well, too flat.

  4. Thanks for the info RJ.

    Does a varnish layer have a similar effect in person as underprinting? I’m thinking of the sheet music on your Denver Racs print or the stamps in that print of the band.

    Also, whats underprinting? Are the notes and stamps an ink layer below the rest of the image? I always assumed it was just a shade lighter or a transparent ink and screened on the image.

  5. I make comic books… so I’m on the computer all day and all night!

  6. Varnish produces an effect shinier than underprinting that plays more with the light.

    The Stamps on my Racs print were translucent white ink that D&L heaviliy diluted as I feared varnish wouldn’t show up well across the photograph and atop metallic ink.

    Varnish works best and produces a clearer image when used on a darker empty field like on the Yoda print (just varnish on black, or some darker color like blue or red. It wouldn’t prove terribly effective on yellow).

  7. Is anyone else having issues logging into their account on mondo? It keeps telling me my verification word is incorrect??

  8. @PAK: I’ve had that happen a couple times. Just keep trying and refresh as needed to get the word to change. No idea why it happens but it seems to randomly.

  9. no mate no issues with loggin in here…but i never actually log-out tbh…i dread the day i might have to sneak a drop at work and log on from another machine, these completely random drops are a killer…up to the hoth one they always seemed to be on the hour but the last one threw that out the window…imma tryin to cook here…stilton burger will have to wait i guess….talkin bout jobs, i work in tech support but luckily i do 4x10hrs inc sat and sun so i have 3 days off durin the week to sit and hit f5…god that sounds even sadder now i’ve seen it written down haha

  10. Got my +1 on…

  11. +1

    first star wars and first slater!

  12. +1…bit of a weird one, had to enter my state details twice, despite the fact i definitely populated the field..minor stress though, back to the burgers lol

  13. In and out–good luck everyone.

  14. +1 indeed. Boy Justin your site’s just butter smooth these days. Whatever you did you did it right 🙂

  15. Gone! Holy shit that was fast

  16. GONE! Sold out in FIVE minutes. New record on the Star Wars releases…

  17. Going from the tweets it was 7 minutes if we want to split hairs about it haha. But still, super fast sell out, and super smooth transaction. Seems like the Mondo store is good and ready for about anything….

    We could probably test it with a Danger, Stout, or Moss drop though, just saying.

  18. sheeeit 5 minutes…combination of the character and Todd’s awesome work I guess…what will be next and how many more to go I wonder?

  19. I wonder if RJ did a print…

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