Posters: A Poster Design Manual


Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Translating these ideas unto your poster design would be perfect, but as they say, putting theory to practice is never as easy. Use posters and design them effectively.

Using posters with graphics and text is a surefire way to get that message of yours out. Some posters are made with high graphic content, which means they contain mostly images. While others contain a fair amount of text which gives emphasis on the information the poster carries.

Design Ideas
What makes a poster great and visually appealing? Let us look at the four important things that encompasses captivating posters.

General design
Design is the ally of print materials. It?s similar to the tandem of chalk boards and chalk, without the other, it would become utterly useless.

Design can be just about anything, from full blown images, plain texts and even just shapes. The combination and position of such creates different styles that communicate beyond, quite literally, words.

Plan and design your posters well. Create magnetic posters that attract huge crowds. Make them open their eyes, make them read, make them interest, and most importantly, move them that you may get the response you want.

Colors
Colors are an element of design. It has quite a complex effect even if used on its own. A change in the color of the background or text can affect the poster?s theme or overall look.

Colors define the mood communicated though poster. You can magnify gloom by using a black background the same way you can espouse feminine qualities by using pink as dominant color. For each subtle change in color, a different mood is heightened or lessened to a degree.

Message
Posters are like book covers. They need a brilliant word or some catchy phrase to get the readers? attention for it to be a real smash. Learn new words and play with it to conjure memorable phrases. Read books and study other prints to help you come up with the right combination of words that will deliver your ideas.

Moreover, use words that would allow you to be very clear and specific. Watch out for words that would lend itself to multiple interpretations. It would be risky and it would make your prints less effective.

Typology
Typology is often neglected in favor of other design elements when it comes to print but surprisingly it does enjoy a better reputation among graphic designers when it comes to creating posters.

Graphic designers vary the sizes, color and type of these fonts to create distinct designs without using other images. Sometimes, by changing text direction, you can already create a brand logo to go with the message you want to convey.

There are certain fonts too that are directly connected to certain themes which you can use. Comic sans, for example, create a feel that directs one to think of comic books. Bold texts too produce different effects.

However, it is best to be wary in using too much font styles, especially when you are using a lot of words or phrases. It makes reading slower and might make viewers feel tired and eventually, uninterested.

Create brilliant poster prints and wow your crowds. Keep these ideas in mind and always ask yourself if all the elements are working together, in a combined effort to communicate your messages and convey your ideas well.