• Poster Power: Great Posters and How to Make Them

Poster Power: Great Posters and How to Make Them


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A poster can be many things: a tool for advertisers, a means of propaganda, or a call to arms. But in order to persuade or provoke, a poster must first inform and engage.

This book introduces the key conceptual and graphic elements that make up a great poster. Fun activities encourage readers to try to marry two concepts to convey a message, to exploit the power of the diagonal, and to consider the importance of typefaces. Seminal examples by Alexander Rodchenko, Saul Bass, and Tomi Ungerer give the book depth and context.

A timely book meant to motivate and inspire young minds, this book will be useful to anyone (particularly young adults and teens) looking for a playful and participatory approach to poster design.

Written and designed by Teresa Sdralevich

Published by Cicada Books, 2017

Softcover, 119 pages, full color, 9.5 × 13.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-908714-48-0