Create a Poster

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN ON A POSTER

 Arrangement on the page

  1. Have a border around the edge. This may be empty space, a simple line, or a design.
  1. Have the pieces on the poster closer to each other than to the edge. The width of the border should not be narrower than the spaces between the pieces on your poster.
  1. Have the pieces evenly weighed on the poster. If you have a rectangle on the left, you could have one on the right. Plan the size and placement of your pieces before you make good copies.
  1. Make sure any unusually-shaped piece is placed to attract attention.
  2. Choose a ‘centre of attention’ and make sure all your other pieces ‘face’ it.
  3. Think about ‘flow’ as you arrange your pieces. Don’t have drawings looking off your post ]er but instead face the direction you want your viewers to look.
  1. Avoid empty space. Make your poster smaller if necessary but don’t have as much empty space as you have information or drawings.

 Colour

  1. Have a plan for the colour you use. Make sure that the colours are also balanced on your poster.
  1. Make sure your centre of attention has the most eye-catching colour.
  2. Make sure your colour choice matches your topic.

 Lettering

  1. Be neat!!!
  2. Think about size as you think about the importance of your pieces. The most important parts should have the largest lettering.
  1. Try to make the style of your lettering match your topic.
  2. Make sure your lettering is large enough that it is easy to read.

 Your name

  1. It needs to be on your poster.
  2. It shouldn’t attract attention due to it’s size, position or colour.
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