Creating an effective poster is different to designing print flyers or brochures. You need to grab your audience’s attention in half a second, sometimes from across the street and you need to make sure you can communicate the main message clearly and quickly. CrazyLeafDesign has 23 tips to ensure your next poster is a winner. It’s all basic stuff, but surprising how many designers can get these fundamentals wrong.
In its 64 year existence Pan Am produced hundreds of posters promoting aircraft, service & destinations. Identified by its blue globe logo and the use of the word “Clipper” in aircraft names and call signs, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century. WebExpedition18 presents a sampling of different styles from different eras.
Those who are fans of motor sport already know that pretty soon they can enjoy a new season of Formula 1. Whether you are a Formula 1 fan or not, this showcase at Designmodo is pretty inspiring either way.
These amazing vintage home front posters at Uprinting are from a time where America was ostensibly at peace, but was but a hair’s breadth away from total annihilation. It might be hard to imagine for many young people today to understand the mindset of people back then. Eerie.
The Art Nouveau style was de rigeur for a relatively short time, from the 1890s up until the first part of the 1900s. This era in visual art however, was and remains extremely important for providing the link between the classical styles of earlier times with modern schools of designs. Uprinting has a wonderful showcase.
As you can see in these Pearl Jam tour posters, the art their music inspired is diverse. No overly-long, corny cornucopia of skulls and boring indecipherable typography. Instead we are treated to a little of the best of everything from all worlds. Sit back and check out the samples OPP picked out just for you!
There are several types of film posters: Lobby cards, teaser posters, character posters, motion posters and remix posters. Film posters come in different sizes and styles depending on the country. Check out the adorable vintage posters at WebExpedition18. Then have a look at current trends at Noupe. I guess some themes never die.
One of Bluefaq’s favorite forms of finding inspiration from the works of others is through poster designs. The large canvas opens up a variety of options for designers to display their creative skills in many different forms. Some are minimal and focus more on typography and shapes, others are flashy and take advantage of beautiful use of colors and a few take the grunge/retro approach adding appealing textures to their designs.