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- India’s Incredibly Cool Hand-Drawn Movie Posters
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- A Huge Pile of Gorgeous Old Thai Movie Posters
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Category Archives: Our Weird Projects
I just got some lo-res photos of the new batch of 20" by 30" hand-drawn litho-printed Sandalwood/Kannada movie posters, and they're fantastic! (If you missed reading about Raju, who draws a new movie poster every three hours, and the 1901 litho machine they're printed on, go now!) I have 100 of each of these, ...
Ramachandraiah prints movie posters for a living. He's done it ever since 1971, when he bought an ancient lithograph press. He keeps it in a factory north of Bangalore, far from the English town where it was built 111 years ago. Most movie posters here are lavish. They're digitally-printed, full-color, and reach up to 30 ...
As regular readers know, we at AsiaObscura love costumes. We've captured some incredible cosplay adventures here, here, here, here and even here. But it goes deeper. Almost every tourist hotspot across north-east Asia has a rack of costumes, a dramatic backdrop or two, and a whole boatload of awesomeness to dive into. All ...
Yesterday morning, I exploded with glee when I realized our Pyongyang Too book had been covered in the wonderful Drawn & Quarterly -- a whopping year ago! Now if that wasn't good enough, yesterday was also the release of the new issue of CityWeekend magazine, their back page a very fun article devoted to WooLand, me, ...
When Woo and I handed our tribute, Pyongyang Too, to graphic traveleur & comic master Guy Delisle, he seemed taken aback, confused, perplexed. "Thank you," he muttered, unsure of what he was even looking at. (Barbara Demick--author of the DPRK expose/awesomeromance Nothing to Envy--tried to buy it.) Clearly, he later had a chance to ...
Now that we have our Chinese taxidermy certificates, Woo and I needed to get stuffing.A woman in Qingdao, after hours of discussions, agreed to send a friend to Beijing with a box of frozen rats. He took the all-night bus, and showed up with a dripping styrofoam box. "I got confused, and lost, and they ...
A little while back, Michelle, Sunny and I were wandering around the Caochangdi gallery district (one of the old "new 798"s), and feeling extremely underwhelmed. There was nothing worth looking it. Until we wandered into Pekin Fine Arts. It was there that we discovered our new favorite Indonesian artist, Eko Nugroho. Most of his work was ...
(Update: Our tribute was actually released in paperback in late 2013, by the original French publisher of Pyongyang -- the legendary art house publisher, L'Association! Copies show up on eBay France every now and then... Keep an eye out for it. It's wonderful!) After Teen Wolf Too, Splash Too, and Karate Kid Too, here's the Pyongyang ...