Black Dragon Press x Mondo #07: THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE

Tomorrow we’re very excited to release a brand new poster in our partnership with Black Dragon Press for Edgar Allan Poe’s crime mystery tale THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE by South African illustrator Jay Gordon. Widely recognized as the first modern detective story, THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE changed the history of world literature with the character of Dupin becoming the prototype for many future fictional detectives, including Arthur Conan Doyle's SHERLOCK HOLMES and Agatha Christie's HERCULE POIROT. Jay’s epic nine color poster gives a modern twist to this timeless classic and we’re absolutely thrilled to put it out into the world.

THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE by Jay Gordon will go on sale this Thursday (5/24). The US Version will be available at a random time via mondotees.com. The UK Version will available at 5PM UK time via Black Dragon Press.

THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (US Variant) by Jay Gordon
18"x24" Hand-Pulled Screen Print, Edition of 60
Printed by White Duck Editions
Expected to Ship July 2018
Available at a random time on May 24th via mondotees.com

$55

THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (UK Variant) by Jay Gordon
18"x24" Screen Print, Edition of 60
Printed by White Duck Editions
Expected to Ship July 2018
Available at 5PM UK time on May 24th via Black Dragon Press

£40

“This was one of the first stories I read of Poe’s and I remember being both as terrified as I was intrigued. I had a few shots in my head of where I thought the viewer could be placed, but this one, I think, told the story best. Although Dupin is the hero of this story with his deductive prowess, I wanted to focus on the horror and tragedy of the murder, where the central figure in this story is a wild animal filled with rage and confusion due to his capture and ill treatment. The viewpoint suggests the eyes of the sailor as he looks through the French apartment window upon the ruin and degradation that he has caused, and the three victims within.” - Jay Gordon

Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement. The US Variant will be available online at a random time on Thursday, May 24th.