59 Magnificent Poster Designs

The Regional Design Annual is the premiere design competition—and the only design competition that recognizes excellent work by the region from which it originates.

In the meantime, we’ve rounded up a few exceptional poster designs that were recognized in the 2014 Regional Design Annual. Creative poster design is common among RDA winners every year, but these pieces take the genre to a whole new level.

Explore some of our favorite posters from last year’s RDA below:

Poster Designs from the East

Colleges of the Fenway Performing Arts Poster Series

Robert Davison Design, Arlington, MA; www.robertdavisondesign.com

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Kieran Timberlake Poster

Go Welsh, Lancaster, PA; www.gowelsh.com

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The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Othello Poster

20nine, Conshohocken, PA; www.20nine.com

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Together Design Department Fall 2013 Exhibit Poster

Michelle Bowers, Pawtucket, RI; www.michellebowers.com

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Virginia Tech Workshop Poster

Karnes Poster Company, Philadelphia; www.erickarnes.com

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Yeager Open Studio Poster

Karnes Poster Company, Philadelphia; www.erickarnes.com

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Poster Designs from the Far West

Gather Poster Series

R/West, Portland, OR; www.r-west.com

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Endangered Poster Series

Sean Duggan, Denver; www.seandugganad.com

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Discover San Francisco Poster

Gee + Chung Design, San Francisco; www.geechungdesign.com

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CCA Architecture Lecture Series Poster, Fall 2013

Aufuldish & Warinner, San Anselmo, CA; www.aufwar.com

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California College of the Arts MFA Show 2013 Poster

GOLD, San Francisco; www.gold-collective.com

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“Breaking Bad” Posters

Mattson Creative, Irvine, CA; www.mattsoncreative.com

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“Dexter” Season 8 Poster

Mattson Creative, Irvine, CA; www.mattsoncreative.com

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The Blue Umbrella Poster Series

Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville, CA; www.pixar.com

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Poster Designs from the Southwest

SXSW 2013 Festival Poster

Rural Rooster, Austin, TX; www.ruralrooster.com

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NTLS Summer Camp Poster

eggnerd, Denton, TX; www.eggnerd.com

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Interwoven Poster

David Grey, Santa Fe, NM; www.dgrey.com

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AIGA Houston Poster

Rigsby Hull, Houston; www.rigsbyhull.com

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Old 97’s Bowling Poster

Lure Design Inc./Mason Zimbler, Austin, TX; www.mzl.com

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Hatch Chile Festival Poster Series

RBMM, Dallas; www.rbmm.com

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Poster Designs from New York City

Fall 2013 Lectures, Exhibitions, Symposium and Special Events Poster

Pentagram, New York City; www.pentagram.com

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Nathan Fox SVA Subway Posters

Visual Arts Press Ltd., New York City; www.sva.edu

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Spring 2014 Lectures, Exhibitions and Symposium Poster

Pentagram, New York City; www.pentagram.com

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The Iconic New York Poster

Alfalfa Studio, New York City; www.alfalfastudio.com

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Poster Designs from the South

Slingshot Festival Poster

Minor Arc, Athens, GA; www.moonjung.org

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Triangle ADDYs Poster Series

Capstrat, Raleigh, NC; www.capstrat.com

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School of Industrial + Graphic Design Program Brochure/Poster

Courtney Windham Design, Auburn, AL; www.courtneywindham design.com

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WFU Earth Day: Food for Thought Poster

Wake Forest University Creative Communications, Winston-Salem, NC; cer@wfu.edu

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Secrest Artists Series: Xiayin Wang Poster

Wake Forest University Creative Communications, Winston Salem, NC; cer@wfu.edu

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Our School Climate Posters (Best of Region Winner)

Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; www.splcenter.org

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One World Fall 2013 Poster

Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; www.splcenter.org

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The Foundation of Arts Poster Series

DOXA, Fayetteville, AR; www.doxa.biz

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Carolina Ballet Posters

Clean Design, Raleigh, NC; www.cleandesign.com

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2014 Arts Council Annual Giving Campaign Posters

Elephant In The Room, Winston-Salem, NC; www.elephantintheroom.com

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Hanesbrands Theatre Performance Posters

Elephant In The Room, Winston-Salem, NC; www.elephantintheroom.com

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Poster Designs from the Midwest

Toro y Moi Poster

Tad Carpenter Creative, Kansas City, MO; www.tadcarpentercreative.com

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Art for Commerce Poster (CSA Design & Laurie DeMartino Exhibit)

Charles S. Anderson Design, Minneapolis; www.csadesign.com

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Type Face Poster

Charles S. Anderson Design, Minneapolis; www.csadesign.com

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MLK Day Awareness Posters Self-Promotion

Amanda Acevedo, Niles, IL; www.amandahasideas.com

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Beam Charitable Holiday Art Bazaar Poster Series

Proof (a division of Beam Suntory), Deerfield, IL; www.beamsuntory.com

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Graphic Wit Poster

Wink, Minneapolis; www.wink-mpls.com

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Discover How to Be: Regional Posters

Olson, Minneapolis; www.olson.com

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Looking for more poster designs and other work from the 2014 RDA? Explore the 2014 winner galleries.

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