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20 Great Examples Of Poster Designs

A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and convey information. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians and films), propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork. Another type of poster is the educational poster, which may be about a particular subject for educational purposes.

Many people also collect and sell posters, and some famous posters have become quite valuable. Collectors’ posters and vintage posters are usually framed and matted. The poster printing process is made using the notably the technique lithography which was invented in 1796 by the German Alois Senefelder. In this article you can see 20 superb examples of poster designs.

Fauna Friends Japanimals Posters

Credits: Nihonzaru: Alex Pearson, Koi: Julian Baker, Kitsune: Scott MacDonald, Tora Shiro: Andy Young

The Ark’s “Ann Arbor Folk Festival” Poster

Credits: Q LTD: Jocelyn Edin

“The Hidden Message of Jingle Bells” Poster

Credits: Paragon

Good Morning/Good Night Poster

Credits: Divisionof

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Fall Tour Poster

Credits: Tone Ink

Star Grid Posters

Credits: Mark Brooks

Typographic Poster

Credits: Stefano Joker Lionetti

Typographic posters

Credits: Áron Jancsó


Credits: Robinsson Cravents

Poster for

Credits: Danil Krivoruchko

Ray-Ban Rare Print

Credits: David Sossella

Various 2D posters

Credits: Ersinhan Ersin

Greenpeace posters

Credits: Tanya Moseeva


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