1980s Film Posters From Ghana

Bucking the stereotypical blockbuster movie posters, Ghanian artists during the ’80s created gorgeous and witty hand-painted versions. Taking the core ideas of each film and combining them with popular culture and “complex iconography,” the posters (many of which will be on display until 23 March at the Brunei Gallery) represented Ghana’s blossoming film industry. These posters are evidence of a heightened interest in seeing Western …

Studio 189’s SS16 Collection

Breaking free of what's expected from African fashion, the social enterprise spotlights beautiful indigo hues and techniques

Co-founded in 2013 by actress Rosario Dawson and former Bottega Veneta associate communications director Abrima Erwiah, Studio 189 isn’t just an emerging fashion brand started by two longtime friends. It’s a movement creating opportunities in a place where there aren’t many—yet. Headquartered in both New York and Accra, Ghana, Studio 189 produces all of their pieces in Ghana, with handmade fabrics from Mali and Italy, …