Poster Design

Flowered Polish Type

The first Polish posters appeared in the 1890s at the hand of outstanding painters and florid letterers. What set the Polish posters apart was the emphasis placed on the highly artistic quality of the project, an attitude that will continue to characterize the Polish poster throughout the 20th century.

Weekend Heller: Is Graphic Design Universe Finite?

As Heller paged through the online Swann auction House catalog for its May 3 sale of graphic design (mostly posters), it occurred to him just how seemingly infinite is the mass of beautifully printed, smartly conceived and stylistically varied graphic designs produced since the late 19th century.

creative poster design; HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards winner

10 Beautiful, Promo-Driven Poster Designs

Enjoy these creative poster designs and consider entering your own best promo-driven design in the 2018 HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards. Our judges—Joshua Chen of Chen Design Associates, Daniela Garza of Anagrama, and Mackey Saturday of Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv—await your work.

Haunting Posters

Heller savors everything about the Klimowski Poster Book by Andrzej Klimowski. Klimowski was a product of the Polish poster art tradition yet established his own methods and collagist madness.

Weekend Heller: Oceans Yes, Plastic No!

As plastic pollution continues to advance, scientists predict that by 2030, more plastic than fish will float in the oceans. Here, Heller talks with Helmut Lange about a poster project intended to raise awareness and encourage sustainable thinking and behavior.

Be Careful What You Satirize

As the world is caught between right- and left-wing leaders, political satire is on the rise. But be careful about what you satirize, says Heller. 1984 may actually happen some day.