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Choosing a poster design is always a tricky process as there are an infinite number of options and no rules for creating it. Your poster design should not only look stunning, but also evoke the appropriate emotion.

This post will help you overcome the difficulty of choosing a design. It has carefully examined 87 diverse examples of poster designs. You will be able to get acquainted not only with the works of real professional artists, but also understand what techniques they use to achieve the desired effect.

01. Explosions in the Sky
01. EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY

This poster was designed by DKNG for Explosions in the Sky. The artist focuses on the ancient mammoth as a metaphor for the powerful sound of a musical group. Dark tones that create an eerie atmosphere and balanced proportions make this poster ideal for the post-rock community.

02. Pronomade(s)
02. PRONOMADE(S)

Helmo’s design team – Thomas Couder and Clement Vouchez – created this dramatic series of posters for a fashion event at the GaleriesLafayette in Paris. The concept focuses on the idea of animal instinct and fashion instinct. The posters were displayed on a huge scale, above the windows and dome of the store.

03. Phish Atlantic City
Another great design from DKNG studio. It was created specifically for the Phish concert in Atlantic City. The poster is divided into three separate parts - a triptych. The style and colors used make the viewer think of the old school, which is a great solution for advertising a retro band.

Another great design from DKNG studio. It was created specifically for the Phish concert in Atlantic City. The poster is divided into three separate parts – a triptych. The style and colors used make the viewer think of the old school, which is a great solution for advertising a retro band.

04. Knochenbox gig poster
usic than the crypt under the chapel. And in order to completely deviate from the norm, the Berlin blowing "Palefroy" - Damien Tran and Mariona Dzhdanova - created this eccentric poster as a symbol of deviation from the press.

There is no better place for indie music than the crypt under the chapel. And in order to completely deviate from the norm, the Berlin blowing “Palefroy” – Damien Tran and Mariona Dzhdanova – created this eccentric poster as a symbol of deviation from the press.

05. Noise x GIF Fest identity
Noise x GIF Fest is Singapore's largest GIF festival. That is why the classic poster was completely unsuitable for advertising this event. An animated GIF pedestal was created, which perfectly recreated the illusion of three-dimensional space.

Noise x GIF Fest is Singapore’s largest GIF festival. That is why the classic poster was completely unsuitable for advertising this event. An animated GIF pedestal was created, which perfectly recreated the illusion of three-dimensional space.

06. RIP 2007
Noise x GIMorgan Allan Knutson designed a minimalist, monochrome, flat-style poster specifically for Dropbox. This work is a prime example of how you can present your own point of view with the help of several elements.

Noise x GIMorgan Allan Knutson designed a minimalist, monochrome, flat-style poster specifically for Dropbox. This work is a prime example of how you can present your own point of view with the help of several elements.

07. KASK Cinema 2012
Noise x GIMorgan Allan Knutson designed a KASK, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium, hosts independent films featuring everything from film classics to experimental video art. Jurgen Malfeit created a series of posters for the event back in 2012. Each element of the picture shows a drawing from the films that will be shown at the festival.

Noise x GIMorgan Allan Knutson designed a KASK, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium, hosts independent films featuring everything from film classics to experimental video art. Jurgen Malfeit created a series of posters for the event back in 2012. Each element of the picture shows a drawing from the films that will be shown at the festival.

08. Florence and the Machine
The promotional poster was created by David Ryski for the famous indie band. The artist was able to combine the gentle look of Florence with the unparalleled musical equipment of the "Machine", which allowed him to create the quintessence of vintage style, perfect for an independent musical group.

The promotional poster was created by David Ryski for the famous indie band. The artist was able to combine the gentle look of Florence with the unparalleled musical equipment of the “Machine”, which allowed him to create the quintessence of vintage style, perfect for an independent musical group.

09. Schauspielhaus Zürich
he drama with the help of a demonstratively enlarged image of the actor Donald Sutherland in the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. A brightly highlighted phone number only heightens the feeling of anxiety from contemplating the poster.

In this work, the author intensifies the drama with the help of a demonstratively enlarged image of the actor Donald Sutherland in the film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. A brightly highlighted phone number only heightens the feeling of anxiety from contemplating the poster.

10. Rockstar
This poster by Grzegorz Domaradski was created especially for the Bollywood movie "Rockstar". The emotions in this image perfectly demonstrate the mood of the film.

This poster by Grzegorz Domaradski was created especially for the Bollywood movie “Rockstar”. The emotions in this image perfectly demonstrate the mood of the film.

11. Solo:A Star Wars Story
This work is a great example of how to use visual plan masking in a typographic title. This effective technique has been used in all posters promoting the film. Later, however, a similarity to the album covers from Sony Music France was noticed, after which a plagiarism scandal erupted.

This work is a great example of how to use visual plan masking in a typographic title. This effective technique has been used in all posters promoting the film. Later, however, a similarity to the album covers from Sony Music France was noticed, after which a plagiarism scandal erupted.

12. A Space Odyssey
Poster for the classic Kubrick film "2001: A Space Odyssey". Matt Chase has created the ideal depth and perspective that fully captures the atmosphere of cosmic madness.

Poster for the classic Kubrick film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Matt Chase has created the ideal depth and perspective that fully captures the atmosphere of cosmic madness.

13. Wine City
Poster for the classic Kubrick film "2001: A Space Odyssey". Matt Chase has created the ideal depth and perspective that fully captures the atmosphere of cosmic madness.

Poster for the classic Kubrick film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Matt Chase has created the ideal depth and perspective that fully captures the atmosphere of cosmic madness.

14. The Secret of 4°C
Jongwon Won in his work portrayed the mystical properties of water, through the gradation of dew drops. It turned out mysteriously and minimalist.

Jongwon Won in his work portrayed the mystical properties of water, through the gradation of dew drops. It turned out mysteriously and minimalist.

15. The Evil Dead
In this work, Ollie Moss used the technique of disguising the render plan, only this time, instead of typography, the main focus of the poster is the handprint. The effect of this technique is anxiety and tension, which correlates perfectly with the mood of the film.

In this work, Ollie Moss used the technique of disguising the render plan, only this time, instead of typography, the main focus of the poster is the handprint. The effect of this technique is anxiety and tension, which correlates perfectly with the mood of the film.

16. Trace a Line
Perfect fusion of colors from Thibaut Daumay. The chaos from the natural transition of bright colors is balanced by the minimal type.

Perfect fusion of colors from Thibaut Daumay. The chaos from the natural transition of bright colors is balanced by the minimal type.

17. ThereWill Be Haters
Another work from Studio JQ. The minimalist motivational poster uses simple colors, the font of the words is also simple, but correctly placed signs evoke the right emotions in the viewer. A great example of one detail that dramatically changes the perception of a project.

Another work from Studio JQ. The minimalist motivational poster uses simple colors, the font of the words is also simple, but correctly placed signs evoke the right emotions in the viewer. A great example of one detail that dramatically changes the perception of a project.

18. We Are Your Friends
The film did not receive rave reviews, but the design of the posters from The Refinery caused quite a stir. Using neon colors and midtones, the artists were able to mimic the film's storyline, showcasing the break culture and vintage style that characterizes the protagonist.

The film did not receive rave reviews, but the design of the posters from The Refinery caused quite a stir. Using neon colors and midtones, the artists were able to mimic the film’s storyline, showcasing the break culture and vintage style that characterizes the protagonist.

19. Baby To Be
This poster was created by Allan Peters when he was expecting his first child. Again, simplicity is at its best. The colors are delicate and the little bike at the top is very cute.

This poster was created by Allan Peters when he was expecting his first child. Again, simplicity is at its best. The colors are delicate and the little bike at the top is very cute.

20. Iris
This advertising poster is dedicated to the documentary Iris, which tells the story of the life of the fashion icon Iris Apfel. The heroine of the film is painted in black and white, and the bright background shows her immense love for fashion. The bright and at the same time calm concept of the poster evokes the right feeling before watching a movie.

This advertising poster is dedicated to the documentary Iris, which tells the story of the life of the fashion icon Iris Apfel. The heroine of the film is painted in black and white, and the bright background shows her immense love for fashion. The bright and at the same time calm concept of the poster evokes the right feeling before watching a movie.

21. Glacier Bay Alaska
Travel inspired poster. It was created by Russ Gray during his trip to Alaska. Cool colors make this land special, and Braggadocio fits perfectly into the design. "Zaandam" is the name of the ship on which the artist traveled.

Travel inspired poster. It was created by Russ Gray during his trip to Alaska. Cool colors make this land special, and Braggadocio fits perfectly into the design. “Zaandam” is the name of the ship on which the artist traveled.

22. Stop Thinking Start Drinking
nny poster by John Larigakis. The work is perfect not only for posters but also for clothing. This simple image does not use any special techniques, but perfectly conveys its idea to the viewer.

Funny poster by John Larigakis. The work is perfect not only for posters but also for clothing. This simple image does not use any special techniques, but perfectly conveys its idea to the viewer.

23. Green Man
 work was performed by the British Posters Association in association with the Green Man Festival. The poster showcases the variety of talent that will appear at the festival. All elements of the picture are quite simple, but at the same time the work itself does not seem simple. An excellent example of event advertising.

The work was performed by the British Posters Association in association with the Green Man Festival. The poster showcases the variety of talent that will appear at the festival. All elements of the picture are quite simple, but at the same time the work itself does not seem simple. An excellent example of event advertising.