View Full Version : Idea needed for poster design..

07-28-2008, 01:30 PM
Dear All,

I need to design a poster of a4 or a3 size with a main heading say for example "Professional" as the main heading centre aligned. The 2 subheadings namely "Professional Ideas" (with 22 points below it) and "Novice ideas" (with 22 points below it) has to appear below that, in the left and right side respectively. Since typography is involved much to design this, I need reference or inspiration to get an idea visually.

Please suggest your ideas with respect to layout, background, colour etc., in designing this. Referring any inspirational link respect to this is appreciated very much.

Karen S. Garvin
08-01-2008, 07:03 PM
Okay, first -- absolutely do not use Microsoft Comic Sans! :eek:

I would use a simple, clean font. Keep your main head larger than the other two lines of type, but keep all the fonts in the same family. Don't underline type or add drop shadows. This makes it less readable and fairly screams "amateur!" Stay with black ink, unless the audience is an artistic bunch. Less is more, as they say.

08-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Care to post your content? It'd give a better idea of how we can direct you. :)

08-06-2008, 10:00 PM
Ok, my first question would be, "who is your demographics"? Who are you trying to reach with this poster? Do you want it conservative? Artistic? Creative? What?
Some other things to consider:

1). Where is the poster going to be displayed? Public areas or in an office setting?

2). Who is the person that is going to approve this? What is their personality?

3). Does it stand up under the black and white test?

The biggest problem I've run into over the years with designers is they don't consider their audience. Yes, less is more, but less of what? More white space is always better, but what do you leave out and what do you keep in? For instance, you don't use Comic Sans for a poster that will be displayed at a Funeral. I'd suggest considering your audience first.

Just my 2 cents