Collection: Hand-painted Ghanaian Movie Posters

Starting in about 1985 and continuing until just before the millennium, there existed a Golden Age of hand-painted imagination-driven movie posters in Ghana. This was a time when market forces from abroad were minimal and these unique and exotic paintings were created solely for the local Ghanaian movie viewing audience.

The best and brightest artists of a generation* competed fiercely and directly in the public eye for this exciting new work, being careful to sign and date the great majority of these paintings. Their hand-made artistry stood its ground against the inevitable tide of printings technology that globalization thrust upon them, and for a short while, carved out a small oasis in time where man actually won out over machines!
— Ernie Wolfe III, back cover Extreme Canvas 2 (2012)

*mostly young, but older as well! Alex Boateng, Leonardo, Joe Mensah, Sammy Mensah, Charles Manu, Dan Nyenkumah, Muslim, D.A. Jasper, Stoger, Heavy J, Bright Obeng, Gilbert Forson, Sowwy, Death Is Wonder, Africatta, Francisco, Babs, Kofi Issa, Francis, Socrates, T-Brew, Lawson Chindayen, and others.