A Poster Design Compendium: 73 Award-Winning Designs

I love posters. I’m not just talking about a few cleanly-framed posters on my walls. We’re talking a serious addiction here. Every inch of wall in my house is plastered with poster designs ranging from alternative film posters to illustrated quotes and letterpress swag from last year’s HOW Design Live.

So every year when the Regional Design Annual comes out, I find myself eagerly hunting through the winners to see the latest and greatest in poster design from across the USA.

In case you’re as hungry for poster design inspiration as I am, check out this vast array of winners from the 2015 RDA (and see all of the galleries here).

Central Market Bacon Fest Posters

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Central Market Bacon Fest // RBMM, Dallas; www.rbmm.com: Jeff Barfoot (creative director/ art director), Garrett Owen (art director/designer/illustrator), Chris Smith (writer); Central Market (client)


Artcrank Poster—Via de los Muertos

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Artcrank Poster—Via de los Muertos (laser-cut) Ben Harman Design, Austin, TX; www.benharman.com: Ben Harman (creative director/art director/designer); Artcrank Poster Show (client)

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One World Spring 2014

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One World Spring 2014 // Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; www.tolerance.org: Russell Estes (creative director/ art director), Michelle Leland (designer), Alex Perez (illustrator); Southern Poverty Law Center (client)


Glitterati Posters

Glitterati Posters // Might & Main, Portland, ME; www.might-main.com: Morgan DiPietro (art director/designer/illustrator), Kris Johnsen (screenprinter); The Telling Room (client)

Glitterati Posters // Might & Main, Portland, ME; www.might-main.com: Morgan DiPietro (art director/designer/illustrator), Kris Johnsen (screenprinter); The Telling Room (client)


The Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration—Posters Series

The Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration—Posters Series // Love Advertising, Houston; www.loveadv.com: Thomas Guerrero (creative director), Chris Angelo (art director/designer); The Battleship Texas Museum and Historic Site (client)

The Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration—Posters Series // Love Advertising, Houston; www.loveadv.com: Thomas Guerrero (creative director), Chris Angelo (art director/designer); The Battleship Texas Museum and Historic Site (client)


Garden & Gun Jubilee 2014 Poster

Garden & Gun Jubilee 2014 Poster // Stitch Design Co., Charleston, SC; www.stitchdesignco.com: Amy Pastre, Courtney Rowson (creative directors/art directors/ designers); Garden & Gun (client)

Garden & Gun Jubilee 2014 Poster // Stitch Design Co., Charleston, SC; www.stitchdesignco.com: Amy Pastre, Courtney Rowson (creative directors/art directors/ designers); Garden & Gun (client)


Bluesberry Festival Poster

Bluesberry Festival Poster // Burton Durand, Lafayette, LA: Burton Durand (creative director/ art director/designer); Bluesberry Festival (client)

Bluesberry Festival Poster // Burton Durand, Lafayette, LA: Burton Durand (creative director/ art director/designer); Bluesberry Festival (client)


DJ QBert Poster

DJ QBert Poster Wier / Stewart, Augusta, GA; www.wierstewart.com: Alex Wier (creative director), Jason Craig (art director/designer/illustrator); Sky City (client)

DJ QBert Poster // Wier / Stewart, Augusta, GA; www.wierstewart.com: Alex Wier (creative director), Jason Craig (art director/designer/illustrator); Sky City (client)


Type Directors Club 60th Annual Competition Poster

Type Directors Club 60th Annual Competition Poster // Collins; www.wearecollins.com: Leland Maschmeyer (creative director/art director), Thomas Wilder (designer); The Type Directors Club (client)

Type Directors Club 60th Annual Competition Poster // Collins; www.wearecollins.com: Leland Maschmeyer (creative director/art director), Thomas Wilder (designer); The Type Directors Club (client)

Type Directors Club 60th Annual Competition Poster // Collins; www.wearecollins.com: Leland Maschmeyer (creative director/art director), Thomas Wilder (designer); The Type Directors Club (client)


7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival Poster

7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival Poster // Anne Herford Design, Charleston, SC; http://aherforddesign.com: Anne Herford (creative director/art director/designer/illustrator); Dragon Boat Charleston (client)

7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival Poster // Anne Herford Design, Charleston, SC; http://aherforddesign.com: Anne Herford (creative director/art director/designer/illustrator); Dragon Boat Charleston (client)

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