1) Introduction about posters
2) Definition of posters
3) History of posters
4) Goals of posters
5) Poster preparation
6) Uses of posters
7) Classification of posters
8) Types of posters
9) Advantages of posters
10) Disadvantages of posters
11)Tips for making posters
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 a although poster may be
either wholly graphical or wholly text.
Posters are good substitute for first hand
experience, it varies from a simple printed card
to a complicated and artistic design, they are
frequent tools of advertisers (particularly of
events, musicians and films) propagandists,
protesters and other groups trying to
communicate a message.
According to French historian Max
Gallo, for over two hundred years
posters have been displayed in public
places all over the world
Posters, in the form of placards, have
been used earliest times , primarily for
adverting and announcements.
Purely textual posters have long history ,
they advertised the plays of shakespeare
and made citizens aware of government
proclamations for centuries. However,
the great revolution came in posters was
the development of printing techniques
that allowed for cheap mass production
By the 1890s, the technique had spread
throughout Europe. A number of noted
French artists created poster art in this
Cheret is considered as “father” of
He was a pencil artist and a scene
decorator, who founded a small
lithography office in Paris in 1866.
He used striking characters, contrast
and bright colours, and created over
1000 advertisements, primarily for
exhibitions, theatres, and products.
By the 1890s, poster art had widespread usage
in other parts of Europe, advertising
Advertisement posters became a special type
of graphic art in the modern age. Poster artists
such as Theophile Steinlen, Albert Guillaume,
Henry Thiriet became the important figures of
their time and their art form transferred to
magazines for advertising as well as for social
and political commentary.
GOALS OF POSTERS :
Stimulate interest and discussion
Techniques and rules to prepare
Many printing techniques are used to
produce posters. While most posters are
mass-produced, posters may also be
printed by hand or in limited editions.
Most posters are printed on one side and
left blank on the back, the better for
affixing to a wall or other surface.
It is possible to use poster creation
software to print large posters on
standard home and office printers.
To do a special job and to promote one
Use bold letters
It should stop the people and make them to
Tell the message in a single glance.
Use simple, few words which conveys one
Use pleasing color.
It should be placed, where people pass or
1 ) Know about the purpose of your poster
Type of poster you have to make
* Plan the poster
* color of the poster
* size of the poster
* type of the paper material
* type of printing
Selection of the content
* selecting the graphics, animations of images
* selecting the texts, sizes of texts, animation of texts
* Arranging the images
* Arranging the text
* comparing the colors
* check for brightness of colors
Requirements of Hand made poster
3) Measuring scale
4) Pencil, eraser, pencil and color sharpner
5) Rough work & spare papers
6) Flat base
Making the margins
Divide the foot and dead end and it should be of
Make a rough sketch
Heading in head end and other imp. Information
in foot end
Add up the images and shapes
Add up the texts
READY TO USE
Requirements for printed posters
Installed M.S. office power point
Skills in using PP and softwares like
Content of the poster
Open the power point
Go to slide orientation
Set the orientation to portrait
Select the background
Add the images and shapes
Add the texts
Save in a suitable format like jpeg.
To make an instant appeal.
To convey single idea or few ideas.
To be understood at a glance.
Comprehensive at a distance and sufficiently
Suitable for patient education , presenting
scientific facts , showing safety measures and
many other facets relating to health.
Posters are available in several standard sizes.
Each one has specific popular application.
Popular applications for standard
sized posters include :
Announcement of events.
Company or school circulars.
Promotion of movies and concerts.
Knowing what size of poster to use for
a specific need can help you get more
A) 8.5” x 11”
Also known as poster flyers, we can use
these prints for announcements or
advertisements in limited spaces. They
are commonly placed in comfort rooms,
on information desks, street posts, and
Just slightly bigger than the 8.5”x11” prints,
posters in this size are also used for
advertisements or announcements that will be
placed in areas with restricted space. Phone
booths, community boards and street posts are
where you can commonly find them.
Considered as the standard large sizes for
posters, 24”x 36” and 27”x39” are best for
outdoor advertising. These are commonly used
by marketers to promote their products or
services. They are usually placed in high traffic
areas such as theaters, cafeterias, and book
shops. Trade shows and exhibits are also
common places for posters in these sizes.
C) 18”x 24” and 19”x 27”
If you have a favorite photo that you want to
turn in to a poster for your room, these two
sizes are the best choices. These poster sizes are
commonly used for printing photos of
celebrities such as sports icons, and music
bands or artists.
These are also common in clinics and shops.
This is the standard size for movie posters.
These are commonly used to announce or
advertise an upcoming film. Posters in this size
are usually placed in areas that people frequent
such as bus stops, malls and theaters.
Many posters, particularly early posters, were
used for advertising products. Posters continue
to be used for this purpose, with posters
advertising films and music (both concerts and
recorded albums), comic books, travel
destinations being particularly notable
During the 1st and 2nd world wars, recruiting
posters became extremely common , and many
of them have persisted in national
consciousness, Posters during wartime were
also used for propaganda purposes ,
persuasion, and motivation
B) Movie posters :
The film industry
posters were an easy
way to sell their
posters are produced
for most major films,
and the collecting of
movie posters has
become a major
C) Travel posters
place have been
sot of public
event, from a
rally to a play, or
seminars may be
Boxing Posters were
used in and around
the actual venue to
date, ticket prices,
and usually consisted
of pictures of each
boxer. Boxing Posters
vary in size and
vibrancy, but are not
usually smaller than
F) Concert posters
concerts, , have
posters that are
the event. These
collectors items as
favourite artist or
music group are
have pictures of
bands and artists
designed to be
popularity in the
of the 1980s were
boom years for
large posters of
This refers to
posters that are
meant to be
K) Book and
posters is a
type of poster
the entire text
of a book
L) Educational posters and a
Posters are used in academia to promote and explain
research work. They are typically shown during
conferences, either as a complement to a talk, or as a
publication. . They are of lesser importance than
actual articles, but they can be a good introduction to
a new piece of research before the paper is published.
They are normally eye catching due to the
bright colours, which catches the audience
A poster design can be complete within a few
moments. This saves you the grueling process
of having to hire a professional and converse
with him/her about the design.
There are a lot of poster designs available for
you to choose from.
Posters are easily understandable.
Designing posters digitally is no easy task. It
requires training, patience and imagination.
If poster’s design is boring then it will not be
If poster’s design is not unique then it will not
attract public, people will say they have seen
Use nice bright colours to get their attention.
Larger organizations involved in the issue you
have chosen may have posters that you can use
for public information.
Take time to organize your poster think more
effectively to present more beauty of your
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