Man of Steel Posters by Martin Ansin (Timed Edition) and Ken Taylor from Mondo (Onsale Info)

Mondo will release a number of posters for the highly-anticipated Man of Steel this week. The info for each is listed below. Ken’s posters go up for sale tomorrow (Thursday, June 13th) at a random time, Martin’s metal poster goes up Friday, June 14th at a random time, and the timed edition starts Friday, June 14th at 12:01 am Central Time (and it stays open for 72 hours). Visit Click the images to see them larger.

Man of Steel by Ken Taylor

20″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 300, $50:

Ken Taylor

Man of Steel by Ken Taylor  (Variant)

20″ x 36″ Screenprint, Edition of 150, $75:

Ken Taylor

Man of Steel by Martin Ansin

24″ x 36″ Screenprint, Timed Edition, $50:

Martin Ansin

Man of Steel by Martin Ansin  (Metal Variant)

24″ x 36″ Screenprint on Metal, Edition of 130, $300:

Martin Ansin

30 Responses to “Man of Steel Posters by Martin Ansin (Timed Edition) and Ken Taylor from Mondo (Onsale Info)”

  1. Shalem…

    No witness. the closest thing you got was the clouds… but its not like horkey was the first to draw cumulonimbus clouds especially in that style.
    Whatever you do don’t look up Franklin Booth. Your poor heart might not be able to take it…

    Worm’s eye view? Never look at Howard Pyle, or any of this students (Wyeth, Schoonover) or Frazetta who took that from Pyle’s compositional teachings.
    Spot color on a monochromatic color scheme? Done by nearly every screen printer ever at least once (textile or flat stock).

    Come on man. Read up on some Illustration History. You’d be surprised how many illustrators Horkey is “ripping off”. How dare he go for an old school scratchboard/engraved look on his work all done in a modern context. How terrible… sigh….

  2. As I wrote in my previous post…”I’m not saying Horkey has sole ownership of all these elements, I’m saying when you put them all together it’s seems pretty obvious to me.”

    Everything has been done before, I get it. duh. My point is that too many elements are “Horkey-like”. This is the first time I’ve spoken up about it but I see it A LOT.

    We probably should be having this discussion with Randy Ortiz, Erica Williams, Justin Santora, too.

  3. Observing similarities or potential influences in another artist’s work is a neat skill Shalem, congrats! However, I’m not sure what you hope to gain by pointing it out. Were you you hoping this community would wholeheartedly agree with you, and demand an explanation from Ken? Or were you just trying to stroke your underfed art school ego? Either way, I think I speak for most people by saying… you should keep it to yourself.

  4. If you think Santora’s work looks anything like Horkey’s, you haven’t seen either one up close, there are no stylistic similarities. The only similarities are in the inclusion of American rural imagery, which given that they are Americans working in this medium for these clients makes all the sense in the world.

    Also, there is *nothing* inherently wrong with an artist adopting stylistic inspiration from another artist, especially when they both strive for a hightened realism.

  5. Any word on the number sold?

  6. Alex Ross

  7. I see Horkey paying homage at times to past masters such as Rick Griffin in his work, but so what? The common thread amoungst these artists is a higher level of attention to detail coupled with an emphasis on quality versus quantity. Other current practicioners of the craft should take heed & follow suit.

  8. I’ve always thought that Ken and Aaron had similar styles. A lot of it has to do with the incredible level of detail that they’re able to produce. They also employ a similar calligraphy style at times.
    Given the popularity of Aaron’s work, I think Ken Taylor would be smart to follow suite, if he’s able to do so.
    I really like Ken’s poster 🙂

  9. Good call on the Ross direct ripoff. People complain when others do it, but if it is Mondo…it is ok.

  10. Mondo is the WORST…ever.

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