Monday, September 9, 2019

MondoCon 2019 Exclusive Jurassic Park “Ghanaian Mobile Cinema” Print by Salvation x Deadly Prey Gallery x Static Medium

MondoCon 2019 Exclusive Jurassic Park “Ghanaian Mobile Cinema” Print by Salvation x Deadly Prey Gallery x Static Medium

Static Medium has partnered up with the one and only Deadly Prey Gallery to reproduce epic Jurassic Park movie poster by artist Salvation as both a MondoCon 2019 Exclusive Print (limited to just 25 pieces) and the original painting, which was painted on the back of flour sacks. Both will be available at Static Medium’s MondoCon 5 booth. This style of poster was once the product of a much larger industry known as the “Ghanaian Mobile Cinema”. This business started in the late 1980’s when artistic industrious groups of people formed video clubs. With a television, VCR, VHS tapes, and a portable generator they’d travel throughout Ghana setting up make-shift screening areas in villages void of electricity.

Mobile cinema operators found a need to set their products apart, so an advertising motif came into play. With no affordable access to printing, the hand-painted movie poster was the most logical advertising vehicle. Skilled local artists were now part of this growing entertainment industry in Ghana, and they surely brought their own distinct touch to each film they were called upon to promote. By sewing together two used flour sacks, a perfect sized canvas for a movie poster was created. Although the heyday of the “Ghanaian Mobile Cinema” is no longer, Deadly Prey Gallery continues to work with some original artists in Ghana to commission new posters. Deadly Prey ensures a majority of all sales goes directly to the artists in Ghana.

MondoCon 2019 will take place September 14th and 15th in Austin, TX at the Palmer Events Center. MondoCon Two-day and Sunday Only tickets are available now.
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