On Event Posters

Posters for events are always a balancing act, because on the one hand, I have this creative piece of art that I want to hang in public to be admired. But on the other hand, the event also has a lot of information that a person needs to know once they’re interested in attending.

So creating a great event poster becomes a design problem. What should be the visual element that stands out the most? And how can I also include the necessary information without interfering with that visual experience?

The posters for this event focus on different lectures within a Global Awareness Lecture series, held on Ohio University’s main campus in the spring of 2010.