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20 Superb Examples Of Inspirational Poster Designs

An inspirational poster (or motivational poster) is a type of poster printing commonly designed for use in schools and offices. The intent of motivational posters is to make people achieve more, or to think differently about the things that they may be learning or doing. Motivational posters can have behavioral effects.

For example, Mutrie and Blamey, of the University of Glasgow and the Greater Glasgow Health Board, found in one study that their placement of a motivational poster that promotes stair use in front of an escalator and a parallel staircase, in an underground station, doubled the amount of stair use. These studies all support the finding that such motivational posters, placed at the point of decision, can have a behavioral effect, with this effect decreasing back to zero gradually over a period of weeks after the removal of the poster.

In this article I have collected 20 superb posters which not only have great messages, but also a beautiful design.


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