Posters are a low-cost, high-traffic way to get a message across to an audience. But when you factor in great design and creativity, a poster can be more than just a delivery boy–it can be a work of art.
Take a look at 15 well-done examples below and let your creativity meld with those who took the basic poster to task and created something more.
1. You don’t have to throw in lots of bright colors to grab attention.
2. When an image starts with the stark contrast of black and white and gets punched up with bright red and grabbing green, the poster pops.
3. With rich patterns and sultry colors, the effect is a natural draw.
4. Get down with your Pantone self and toy with the different hues of the same color.
5. Dabbling in hues that cross the color spectrum is like creating a poster with the volume turned up.
6. Muted hues with a watercolor feel make this poster calm, cool, collected--and eye catching.
7. A simple nature theme, complete with blocked-out graphics and minimal use of text, makes this compelling design come out of the woodwork.
8. Behold, the power of repetition.
10. When repetitive dots are muted as the backdrop to an exceptional design, the effect is attention grabbing--not frenetic.
11. When typography rules, fonts with varied sizing allow for a poster that speaks in different volumes.
12. A bare-bones sketch + sans-serif fonts = a stripped-down, attention-grabbing design.
13. The strong contrast with the smallest splash of color attracts the eye immediately.
14. Playful animals and a Crayola palette make this poster feel festive and childish--in the best way.
15. Visual flow is in charge here, keeping the fun graphics in line with well-placed copy.
Just post it.
Posters are a powerful medium, but with so many vying for your attention, it’s important to do something different that makes the viewer want to look. We hope you’ve found some nuggets of inspiration among the examples above.