May 11 2012

A Collection of Eye Catching Poster Design

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Poster design is a true art form. Often the best posters will be bold, eye catching and visually intense, yet minimal and elegant at the same time. As with logo design, often a great poster will be great for what it omits, as well as what it features.

Really the effectiveness of a poster’s design depends upon it’s purpose. Whilst some posters require a basic typographic treatment, others may suit an elaborate visual design. When designing your own posters always try to bear in mind the poster’s audience, and what you are representing.

Often poster designs will need to be pixel perfect, and very carefully designed as they will be printed at very high resolutions. The smallest details will become more obvious in this medium, so it is important for the designer to take extra care in their process.

Today we have featured a wide range of poster designs, each demonstrating a different style, purpose and agenda. We were also lucky enough to speak with James White, and receive permission to feature his inspired poster designs.

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James White’s Poster Designs

Whilst this post showcases a variety of artist’s and styles, with James White’s permission to feature his poster designs as part of this article, we had to load up on his works. As James is such an inspiration in the design community, and has become hugely successful, largely due to his unique poster designs, a mini-feature was not out of order.

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Alejandro de Antonio’s Minimal Movie Poster Designs

Minimal posters are very trendy, and Alejandro de Antonio has produced an excellent set of minimal movie posters in this vein. He has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of a popular movie and represent it via a simplistic, but elegant illustration.

His designs showcase how strong the brand is behind the movies, as we instantly connect with the represented protagonists.

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Grzegorz Domaradzki’s Vector Posters

Polish digital artist Grzegorz Domaradzki produces some awesome vector designs, including a large collection of vector movie poster designs. It’s really interesting to see how he adapts the original visuals of these films into totally original works of art. Each movie poster is super detailed, mixing complex drawings, lighting effects and typography.

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Inspiring Poster Designs

Retro Vector Poster by Fabio Sasso

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DAM Poster by Project GRAPHICS

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Vintage Swissair Travel Poster by Colaja

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Reservoir Dogs Minimal Movie Poster by Doaly

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Rooney and the Minglers Gig Poster by Doaly

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Addictive Stuidios Promo Poster by Addictive Studios

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The Joker Typographic Poster by Doaly

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Tokyo 2016 Poster by Andreas Leonidou

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Poster Design Tutorials

If you’re looking to design your own poster then there are some great tutorials out there to walk you through the process step by step. The following tutorials cover a wide range of techniques and outcomes, which should give you a great foundation in digital poster design:

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Minimal New Years Poster by Abduzeedo

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Abstract Fan Poster by Constantin Potorac

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Slick Club Poster

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Furious Pink Panther Poster by Alex Beltechi

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Dark and Surreal Poster by Constantin Potorac

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Poster with Handdrawn Elements by Alex Beltechi

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What Do You Think?

I hope that you enjoyed this article. Did you have any favorite designs that stood out to you? Perhaps you know some epic poster designs that weren’t included? Let us know in the comments below.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Doaly, 11 May 2012

    Feeling very honoured to be featured along side such amazing work

  • Saint, 13 May 2012

    Amazing collection. Truely Art work.

  • waqas, 14 May 2012

    i like Drive’s poster! it is eye catching indeed

  • John, 14 May 2012

    Great collection Tom, you have managed to gather some of the best poster designs!

  • Medi, 14 May 2012

    Very nice. I like the 2010 poster.

  • xengh, 15 May 2012

    wow

  • Sal, 17 May 2012

    Wonderful collection Tom. The Help Japan poster is simple and deep. I could see the footage of the earthquakes and tsunamis through the cracks of the Rising Sun!

  • jagan t, 17 May 2012

    wow, awesome collection.

  • jagan t, 17 May 2012

    To Admin:
    The comments which comes in dark green background (alternative to grey bg) are very hard to read. pl look into that.

  • Outstanding works!

  • lazo design, 27 June 2012

    the Doc from back to the future is bomb..

  • Khalid bhayat, 30 July 2012

    Wow that’s ugly;( !!!!!!

  • Jester, 20 November 2012

    Dude, all of these are frikkin’ gorgeous. I have a task, this month, to make a poster, so I thank you inspiration! :)

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