Here's a bizarrely cool collection of hand painted movie posters for films created in Ghana West Africa. These are real movie poster designs that were used to promote the films in villages around that region of the world. Here's the story behind the posters:
With the arrival of video and video cassettes during 1980s In Ghana (West Africa) a small-scale film distribution mobile Cinema was created. This small size mobile ” Cinema” operators were equipped with a television a video and some times with a small portable generator and were moving from town to town from village to village operating and showing their films! (During the day inside social clubs or houses and during the night in the open air). In order to attract more customers and in order to advertise their mission and business the need of huge posters was created and born! Talented artists after viewing the film were creating large size posters using oil paint on canvas! The artist had the freedom to add or change scenes seen or not seen in the film in order to make the poster more attractive! (This is the reason that this hand painted posters are more interesting as ART than the normal posters since each of this hand painted poster is UNIQUE! and except the film content it also express the artist him self!).
Check out the posters and tell us what your favorites are.
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