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Added by imanshole on 27 Apr 2018 01:27
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Assembly of Hand-Painted Movie Posters From Africa

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SUPER DRAMATIC HOMEMADE AFRICAN MOVIE POSTERS FROM 1980S
Behold, all the dramatic glory of African movies posters from the 1980s and 1990s.

These types of posters would often be painted on flour sacks or pieces of canvas as advertisements for mobile cinemas in Ghana. This was a trend that came about after the invention of VCRs and video cassettes.

Entrepreneuring individuals would buy a set and travel around to show movies. Clearly, they needed something more rugged than a regular paper movie poster, so they would go for these fabric versions instead.

In addition to being more durable, these were also more creative than the originals, as you can see from these examples. The artists would epic scenes that weren't even in the movie to lure in audiences.

sobadsogood.com/2018/04/22/super-dramatic-homemade-african-movie-poster-80s-and-90s/

www.eatliver.com/african-posters/

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Posted: 2 months, 2 weeks ago at May 1 14:25
Some of these women in the posters look so "mannish" lol.
Posted: 1 month ago at Jun 17 18:00
Some of those women don't even look human, let alone man-ish!
Posted: 1 month ago at Jun 17 19:30
There are only ugly hand-painted people all around these posters. No one even remotely looks decent.

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