Monday, July 27, 2015

bootleg movie posters from Ghana

Through the 1980s and 90s in the West African country of Ghana, mobile movie theaters brought American films to the people.  Oftentimes these were nothing more than a tv and vcr, powered by a generator and hauled around in the trunk of a car from town to town.  Local artists were commissioned to create attention-grabbing posters to advertise the viewings, sometimes without having ever seen the movie.  Hollywood eventually brought the copyright hammer down on these bootleg viewings and posters, but these surreal masterpieces remain.  Take a look...

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