We may still be waiting for the first blockbuster action movie coming from Ghana, but when it comes to movie posters the african country already has developed a distinctive style. Extreme Canvas showcases movie posters from the mid-’80s to the mid ’90s, where entrepreneurs in Ghana ran traveling movie screenings, featuring the latest videos from America and elsewhere. Their agents would pull into town, rent a public viewing space, set up a TV and VCR running off a little generator, unfurl a hand painted and more or less accurate poster, and voila – instant movie house. African art scholar and West L.A. gallery owner Ernie Wolfe III has performed a great job by both introducing and cataloging over 350 luridly colorful examples of this unique art. Make some space on the coffee table, will ya?
You can buy a 305 pages hardcover of Extreme Canvas 1 and 2 on Amazon from a 100 Dollars up.
Speaking of Masters of the Universe: Skeletor has a nice blog!
Reminds us to rewatch Michel Gondry´s nerdy-funny Be Kind Rewind (2008)!