There are things that you must keep in mind before starting out with a poster for your school.
If you want your posters to stand out, then you need to plan all the steps properly; sort out the content, decide how to design it, choosing the color scheme, etc. Avoid long lines of text that take up too much of the space and also do not include text that can be too much to read for the readers.
Design the Content
- First, write out your ideas on a paper; add or delete things as you see fit. Show it to others and listen to their advice.
- Through this step, you can analyze the different techniques of design and see which one suits the best.
- Before you create the poster, you can also know which design will work the best and which will not. Make a rough poster and decide if you are happy with it.
The Headline and Tagline
If you are planning to put up your poster among the others, you have to ensure that it is unique enough to stand out.
- Make sure that the headline you choose for the poster is quirky enough, in that way, it can catch the attention of the people. If the headline is funny, then it can even engage them more.
- The headline must stand out from the other text so ensure that the handwriting and the color used are unique.
Sort out the Order of Content
Before going to design the poster, make sure that you have visualized how the content is going to be sorted and only put the important content on the poster. Excess content does not make a person read even one line on the poster.
- Make sure that the groupings of the points are done well, and they have to be large enough as compared to the other texts so that it can be read easily.
- Do not use a lot of font sizes and that can disrupt the quality of the text.
- Keep the heading always large, and the subheadings, a little smaller and the main text, the smallest but not that small that it cannot be read from a comfortable distance.
Include Some Contact Information
The people are going to see your poster to determine what they are going to do with it, so the call to action has to be clear enough.
- It could either be for a business meeting or for a function, adequate information must be provided on the poster.
- The poster can also provide questions to the research category people so that they can use it as a means to ponder more about it.
The text that you may use for the poster has to be unique and must match with the theme of your primary design.
- Be more visual while choosing the images. That is, have high-resolution images that focus on a single aspect rather than having a wide focal image. It is better to be themed on one topic than jumping to many places.
- There must be enough contrast between the text and the images so that the readability is maintained.
Typography rules apply the same as in the other projects; you must ensure that you do not employ more than 10 or 12 fonts in just a single location. Be consistent with a single font and make sure that the font must be appealing and at the same time, clear.
- You can also experiment with font types that are bolder and are wider than the other common fonts. Be free to decide how they look ultimately.
- The posters which are usually the best and stand out in the lot are those which do not have any images in them.
- Making posters in school can be an extremely fun activity to do especially with your friends. So, ensure that you carry on this process with the help of friends in a group and in the process; you can also get a lot more creative ideas to create the poster.
- It’s vital to do the proofreading and have some space around it before you finalize your poster.