Nicholas Delort Limited Edition “Universal Classic Monsters” print set released by Dark Hall Mansion

Dracula print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
Dracula print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion

Dark Hall Mansion has just released its officially licensed Universal Classic Monsters” limited edition seven-print set by leading contemporary artist, Nicolas Delort, and they look amazing.

Working under license from Universal Studios Licensing, the prints feature artist Nicolas Delort‘s striking take on each of the original seven classic Universal Monsters that shaped and defined vintage horror movies. Each of Nicolas’ unique pieces interprets each Universal Monster in an elegant manner that not only interprets the legacy of each film but seeks to bring Nicolas’ considerable skills to bear, refining and distilling all per his personal vision and sensibility.

Bride of Frankenstein print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
Bride of Frankenstein print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
Creature from the Black Lagoon variant print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
Creature from the Black Lagoon variant print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion (Variants of each print are being offered)
Frankenstein print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
Frankenstein print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion

His “Mummy’s” exquisite detailing is simply something to behold, his “Frankenstein” not only renders the film’s powerful arc and tragedy in full but addresses the very act of creation itself. His “Dracula” is all mood and atmosphere, his “Wolf Man” quite terrorizing in its transition, and Nicolas’ “Invisible Man” a reflective meditation on man’s intrusions.

Finally Nicolas’ arresting “Creature from the Black Lagoon,” in a word, elevates; an extraordinary piece that is very much more than it appears at first glance, gorgeous and emotionally resonant, woman as divine. And what to say of Nicolas’ beautiful and ethereal “Bride of Frankenstein,” where despite having Elsa Lanchester’s likeness available to him, his personal vision for the Bride insisted it be something else altogether, in so doing, raising the piece to that of lyrical and poetic.

The Invisible Man print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
The Invisible Man print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
The Mummy  print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
The Mummy print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
The Wolf-Man print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion
The Wolf Man print by Nicolas Delort. Image courtesy Dark Hall Mansion

Each individual print – prices start at $350 (around £230) – in DHM’s Nicolas Delort seven-print set measures 18″ x 24,” is hand numbered, and screen printed. The Standard edition set is printed per Nicolas’ hand crafted B&W approach while his Variant’s hue is richly toned and deliberately vintage in feel. There is also a very limited foil edition based on either the Standard or Variant colorway, plus the most select series, only 10 editions, a complete run of all 7 of Nicolas’s “Universal Classic Monsters” pieces individually screened on wood.

Dark Hall Mansion is a labour of love, a company passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present and past, here and abroad, we are committed to bringing their skills to the forefront on projects both compelling and exciting, bridging their studios and creations directly with your walls and personal collections.

• For more on the range visit Dark Hall Mansion’s Facebook page at:  and via DHM’s blog here

• All officially licensed Nicolas Delort “Universal Classic Monsters” limited 7-print editions go on sale now here: www.darkhallmansionstore.com. All sales are final

• More information can be found on these and other editions available from Dark Hall Mansion at www.DarkHallMansion.com

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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