HindiPoster wants to preserve and
document handprinted indian cinema poster art and pay tribute to that Street Art and their Artists.
The large-size cinema posters on street corners or at cinema entrances were a familiar sight to anyone travelling to India up until the 1990ies. Today, billboard prints with photographic
motifs dominate the cityscapes.
Movie-posters, painted in oil on canvas or hoardings, were created by talented artists working in small studios in the Hindi movie capital Bombay, the centre of the world's largest
film industry. Let's go backstage.
Hans Demarmels collected a few of the giant originals in order to preserve this art form. He also commissioned individual posters for fans and invited Balkrishna Vaydia and
his Artists to europe to participate in Exhibitions.