PosterDefinition: A poster is any piece ofprinted paper designed to beattached to a wall or verticalsurface.
Types of Posters: Advertising postersMany posters, particularly early posters, were used foradvertising products. Posters continue to be used for thispurpose, with posters advertising films, music (bothconcerts and recorded albums), comic books, and traveldestinations being particularly notable examples. Film posters The film industry quickly discovered that vibrantlycoloured posters were an easy way to sell their pictures.Today, posters are produced for most major films, and thecollecting of movie posters has become a major hobby.The most valuable poster in the world, of which there isonly 1 known copy, is the 1931 stone litho Frankenstein 6-sheet.
Event postersPosters advertising events have become common.Any sort of public event, from a rally to a play, maybe advertised with posters; a few types of eventshave become notable for their posteradvertisements.Posters are common because thiscan be hung around places where people go. Concert postersMany concerts, particularly rock concerts, havecustom-designed posters that are used foradvertisement of the event. These often becomecollectors items as well.
Research posters and "poster sessions"Posters are used in academia to promote and explain researchwork. They are typically shown during conferences, either as acomplement to a talk or scientific paper, or as a publication. Theyare of lesser importance than actual articles, but they can be agood introduction to a new piece of research before the paper ispublished. Poster presentations are often not peer-reviewed, butcan instead be submitted, meaning that as many as can fit will beaccepted. Classroom posters Posters are a standard feature of classrooms worldwide. Atypical school in North America will display a variety, including:advertising tie-ins (eg. an historical movie relevant to a current topicof study); alphabet and grammar; numeracy and scientific tables;safety and other instructions; artwork and displays by the students.
FanposterThe goal of creating a Fanposter is toshow all or a large portion of devotedfans on one poster which will bepresented and can be seen in a placewhere many other fans or members haveaccess (hallway of a club house, fanzine,fan webpage, public place).
A GREAT POSTER IS..readable,Readability is a measure of how easily the ideas flow fromone item to the next. Text that has lots of grammaticalproblems, complex or passive sentence structure, andmisspellings is "hard to read".legible,If a text is legible, it can be deciphered. For example, an oldbook may not be legible if the paper has corroded or thelettering has faded. A common error in posterpresentations is use of fonts that are too small to be readfrom 6-10 feet away, a typical distance for reading a poster.
well organizedSpatial organization makes the difference betweenreaching 95% rather than just 5% of your audience:time spent hunting for the next idea or piece of datais time taken away from thinking about the science.
Advantage A poster can add visual interest to the topic and help to keep theaudience focused on the message of the presentation.