Hand drawn Indian movie posters

Sunday, March 11, 2012
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The Indian artist Ramachandraiah hands draws and prints small movie posters. They are hung up on walls and street poles at night to advertise films, many of them bootlegged, that are being shown in local cinemas.

The blogger Dean Pickles heard of Ramachandraiah, and wanted to commission a poster of a film he made some time ago. His post, India’s Incredibly Cool Hand-Drawn Movie Posters, at AsiaObscura discusses how he managed to find Ramachandraiah and get the poster he wanted.

The sample pictures in this post are from his article, as well as a followup he did called A Sweet New Batch of Indian Movie Posters. You can find more examples after the jump, and even more at either of the two AtlasObscura links.