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25 ways to design an awesome poster and create a buzz for your next event

  • 01. Use color to create energy, elicit a mood and attract the eye.
  • 02. Experiment with typography
  • 03. Create visual hierarchy
  • 04. Use negative or white space to form a clever composition
  • 05. Remove unnecessary elements. Say more with less.
  • 06. Create a point of focus
  • 07. Use shapes to create visual interest
  • 08. Be clever with your composition
  • 09. Play with layering to create depth and dimension
  • 10. Emphasize elements to create energy and drama.
  • 11. Take the viewer’s focus on a journey with clever perspective
  • 12. Don’t hesitate to use humour
  • 13. Ensure your composition is balanced
  • 14. Use photos to lend credibility to your poster
  • 15. Use creative illustrations
  • 16. Embrace the odd and the unusual
  • 17. Ensure all of your graphic elements flow together
  • 18. Make dense information legible
  • 19. Pay attention to formatting and size
  • 20. Design your poster to evoke emotion. This will make people more likely to share and engage with it.
  • 21. Create consistent templates to use for multiple events
  • 22. Design for your audience
  • 23. Play with contrast for a more interesting composition
  • 24. Experiment with different graphic elements like colors and fonts
  • 25. Once you know the rules, push the limits and break them

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