There are some great posters out there for Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. But really, nothing can touch the original. Roger Kastel’s iconic, terrifying image of a giant shark about to eat a swimmer has captivated the world since 1975, and continues to be the most recognisable (and sought after) image of the film.
When you think of Jaws, you think of this. Image: Mondo
And while collectors could’ve easily purchased cheap reproductions of the poster any time they liked, Mondo has decided to kick things up a notch.
They recruited Kastel, the original artist behind the poster, and with his guidance, several other artists (Jason Edmiston on separations, Chris Billheimer on layout, and Bruce Yan on typography) worked to reproduce the poster as a limited-edition screenprint.
There are two versions, the traditional poster as well as a (very slightly NSFW) art piece. Both are 61 x 91cm screenprints in a limited edition of 280, signed by Roger Kastel himself.
The one sheet edition of Roger Kastel’s Jaws poster. Image: Mondo
The art print edition of Roger Kastel’s Jaws poster. Image: Mondo
For more on the process of how the artists collaborated with Kastel to recreate the poster, head over to Newsweek. But if you want to try and snag one you’ll have to tread water for just a little while. They will be on sale at a random time from 3PM AEST Tuesday, July 3 at www.mondotees.com.