1. 13:33 26th Aug 2012

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    Reblogged from outsider-arts

    Tags: ghanamovie posters

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    jumbledplanet:

Godzilla vs. Gargantua poster from “Axe of Vengeance - Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture” at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on the Indiana University campus. The exhibit featured “hand painted posters created to advertise Hollywood, Bollywood, Kung Fu, Nollywood and Ghanaian films circulating in Ghana during the 1980s and 1990s.” The posters were often painted on flour sacks and sometimes the artist had never even seen the film that he (or she) was painting the poster for.

We went and saw an exhibit of Ghanaian movie posters at the Chicago Cultural Center last year. Truly one of my favorite shows in recent memory.

    jumbledplanet:

    Godzilla vs. Gargantua poster from “Axe of Vengeance - Ghanaian Film Posters and Film Viewing Culture” at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on the Indiana University campus. The exhibit featured “hand painted posters created to advertise Hollywood, Bollywood, Kung Fu, Nollywood and Ghanaian films circulating in Ghana during the 1980s and 1990s.” The posters were often painted on flour sacks and sometimes the artist had never even seen the film that he (or she) was painting the poster for.

    We went and saw an exhibit of Ghanaian movie posters at the Chicago Cultural Center last year. Truly one of my favorite shows in recent memory.