Stephen King movieposters from Hell?

Posted: May 31, 2010, 11:57:35

Today in the fun department

In the 1980s a group of entrepreneurs in Ghana created small-scale, mobile film-distribution empires, hitting the road with videocassettes, television monitors, portable gas-powered generators and rolled-up, hand-painted, artist-signed canvas posters. This new medium created the first opportunity for some of the best young painters in Ghana to express themselves on a public scale. In the frequent absence of an original image upon which to base the work they had been commissioned to produce, the artists inevitably created cinematic paintings that were largely interpretive and imagination-driven. Here are posters for three King movies…

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All these posters are from a book called Extreme Canvas: Movie Poster Paintings from Ghana and if someone should happen to have a copy that they want to part with, please let me know.

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