Mondo's Poster for Arrival Is Simple, Stunning, and Very, Very Sad

Illustration for article titled Mondos Poster for iArrival/i Is Simple, Stunning, and Very, Very Sad

In our minds, there was no better genre film last year than Arrival. There are lots of reasons for that, but the main one is the film’s dual nature. The first time you watch it is completely different than the second time, once you know its secret.

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That secret is at the heart of Mondo’s first poster for the film, by artist Kevin Tong. Tong has taken the film’s most recognizable scenes—in the space ship—and given them a melancholy mash-up. So, instead of Louise seeing the aliens through the glass, she sees her daughter, a wink to the film’s reveal, which we won’t spoil here just in case you are a crazy person who reads this site and hasn’t seen Arrival yet.

It’s gorgeous work and is available in two editions on Thursday, February 16. Check it out.

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Illustration for article titled Mondos Poster for iArrival/i Is Simple, Stunning, and Very, Very Sad
Illustration for article titled Mondos Poster for iArrival/i Is Simple, Stunning, and Very, Very Sad

The top edition is the regular, a 24 x 36 inch, 12-color screenprint in an edition of 325; it costs $60. The bottom is the variant, an edition of 150 which costs $80. They’ll go on sale Thursday, February 16 at a random time, announced by @MondoNews on Twitter.

And if you haven’t seen Arrival yet, let the below articles convince you.

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DISCUSSION

(SPOILERS) I guess I’m a weirdo, I read about the movie coming here on io9, and went and read the short story. Watched the previews here, and never did see the movie. Then read the reviews, learned that learning a new language does not affect the way you live time, but that the movie is sweet anyway.

Glad I saved my money. I did get another short story out of the same book, and loved it. The tower of Babel story, did anyone else read it? Where people build,and build, and climb, and climb, and finally reach the top after climbing 2+ years? and break through, and a flood happens?