Blaxploitation is a film genre that emerged in the United States in the early 1970s when many exploitation films were made that targeted an audience of urban black people; the word itself is a portmanteau of the words "black" and "exploitation." Blaxploitation films were the first to feature soundtracks of funk and soul music. These films starred primarily black actors. Variety magazine credited Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song with the invention of the blaxploitation genre. Others argue that the Hollywood-financed film Shaft is closer to being blaxploitation, and thus is more likely to have begun the genre - Wikipedia.

For this post we have selected some great examples of posters from this genre and period. Also, if you have more examples of blaxplotation posters, share with us via email or comments.

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

Movie Posters Inspiration: Blaxploitation

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