Posters are eye-catching and informative notices or pictures that are used for advertising, education, decoration, and more. Posters generally include text, as well as graphic elements – create your own custom poster with Infogram.

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A poster is a means of visual communication and usually takes the form of a large printed picture, photograph, or notice that is attached to a wall or vertical surface. Posters are designed to communicate a message and are often used for:

  • Advertising
  • Decoration
  • Education
  • Politics

Posters usually include both text and graphic elements — however, some posters can be 100% visual or include only text. Some of the most popular types of posters include:

  • Movie posters
  • Travel posters
  • Event posters
  • Concert posters
  • Motivational posters
  • Research posters
  • Classroom posters
  • Propaganda posters
  • Campaign posters

Why you need posters

The main benefit of posters is their instant visibility. Posters are an effective and affordable tool used to draw attention to important information and convey it in an eye-catching, creative way. For businesses or brands, posters can help to polish your brand, boost brand visibility, and target the consumer audience.

How to create a poster

To get started, log in to Infogram. Choose the Poster format and pick one of our designer templates. Add images, text, icons, and other elements in our easy-to-use editor. Finally, download your poster, print it, or share it with your audience online. When designing your poster, make sure your poster will be readable from a distance – don't make the text too small (and don’t write too much text). Use a big image to draw attention, but leave enough extra space to enhance the visual impact and make your poster more readable.

Best poster examples

At Infogram, we've created an easy-to-use tool that helps anyone create beautiful posters in minutes. No design or coding skills are required. Browse stunning poster examples and subscribe to our newsletter for tips and trends delivered right to your inbox.

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