Hand Drawn Bootleg Movie Posters From Ghana

Hand drawn movie posters have a very rich history in Ghana. Why? Because of the poor economy, there were no fancy printers or presses, and even if there were, they wouldn’t bother with something as silly as posters for bootleg movies. And so came a tradition of artists who created posters to create interest in these movies, even if they had to hand-paint them on flour bags. Though the means of printing became much more accessible, the tradition survives because of its extremely unique entertainment value. Scroll down to see some of the best (worst?) examples!

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

Hand drawn movie poster from Ghana.

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  1. Anonymous November 28, 2021

    I so want the ghost dog poster, because of the rotties with guns. I would actually pay for a number of these if I ever found them on sale. Seriously.

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  2. Art Lover November 28, 2021

    I don’t get the joke? These are all official posters for these movies. I remember the Die Hard one when it came out, classic poster.

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  3. dirtyD November 28, 2021

    Hey! These kick a-s!

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  4. Anonymous November 29, 2021

    Ghost dog is among my favorite! Because there wasn’t a single dog in the whole movie, the only animals were birds if I recal correctly.

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  5. Nihil November 29, 2021

    This collection should be hosted at my local art museum. Very interesting!

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  6. Anonymous November 29, 2021

    Loved the Jurassic Park one with the character on a toilet seat! Why ? Ah ah ah!

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  7. Anonymous November 29, 2021

    Sam Neill hugging Jeff Goldblum laid in pile of shit was the best scene from Jurassic Park.

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  8. Anonymous November 29, 2021

    Yuck!

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  9. Your Name Here November 29, 2021

    I want to see THESE movies

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  10. Anonymous November 29, 2021

    I must have forgotten that Michael Jackson was in ET.

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  11. Al-nonymous November 29, 2021

    Who hasn’t wanted to hug an unbuttoned giant Jeff Goldblum? That portion of that poster alone made my week! And the giant cat in the Godfather poster? Purrrrfect!

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  12. River Phoenix November 29, 2021

    Good lord, I somehow missed all the knife fight wounds in Stand By Me.

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  13. Anonymous November 29, 2021

    “The Office” cast, if they had participated in the Rwandan genocide.

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  14. Anonymous November 29, 2021

    That is the best, most realistic artwork of Nicholas Cage ever painted.

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  15. Tea November 29, 2021

    I’ll take the Gadfaddah poster any day.
    It’s hilarious how they’ll throw in stuff that has nothing to do with the movies!

  16. Bob November 29, 2021

    The motorcycle guy in the Mission Impossible poster has arms coming out of his head. 😆 I used to love those drawings when the kids were little..

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  17. Anonymous November 30, 2021

    You can easily guess that most artists did not even see the movie before drawing the poster

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  18. suiwer kak November 30, 2021

    These are as good as the aircraft they build.

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  19. Anonymous December 1, 2021

    Best likenesses of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny that I’ve ever seen!

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  20. Anonymous December 4, 2021

    How stupid you think people are? This is so obviously fake.

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  21. Anonymous December 15, 2021

    Fear and loothing ??

  22. Anonymous December 22, 2021

    This is some serious gourmet shit

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  23. Anonymous January 2, 2022

    Now that’s art!

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  24. Anonymousus January 4, 2022

    This art is amazing!

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