The Over-the-Top Artistry of Ghana’s Painted Movie Posters

An exhibit at the Poster House museum remembers the mobile cinema of 1980s and ’90s Ghana

AIGA Eye on Design
Dec 5, 2019 · 7 min read
Photographs of posters from Ernie Wolfe’s ‘Extreme Canvas 2’ for Poster House, 2018; by Ola Baldych

By Cory Matteson

As part of her preparation for a new exhibition of vintage hand-painted Ghanain movie posters, Poster House chief curator Angelina Lippert scoured eBay to buy video cassette…

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