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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


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) #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

Artcrank Poster—Via de los Muertos


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)


One World Spring 2014


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)

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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)

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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)


Bluesberry Festival Poster

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)


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)


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)


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Poster Design Projects from the Regional Design Annual (continued)

Yale School of Architecture Open House & Lectures and Exhibition Posters

Yale School of Architecture Open House 2014 Poster // Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Michael Bierut (creative director/art director/designer), Jessica Svendsen (designer); Yale University (client)


Yale School of Architecture Fall 2014 Lectures and Exhibition Poster // Pentagram; www.pentagram.com: Michael Bierut (creative director/art director/designer), Jessica Svendsen (designer); Yale University (client)


SVA MFA Design Lecture Poster: J.J. Sedelmaier

SVA MFA Design Lecture Poster: J.J. Sedelmaier // Sabri Akin; www.sabriakin.com: Sabri Akin (creative director/ art director/designer); School of Visual Arts (client)


Related: Check out the awesome work J.J. Sedelmaier has contributed to PRINT.

2014 Resilience Convergence Poster

2014 Resilience Convergence Poster // College of Design, Minneapolis: Richard Graves, Renee Cheng (creative directors), Eugene Park (art director/designer); University of Minnesota, Office of the Vice President for Research (client)


Tennessee Tourism Driving Trails Poster Series

Tennessee Tourism Driving Trails // Sullivan Branding, Memphis, TN; www.sullivanbranding.com: Earl Keister (creative director), David Hardin (art director/ designer/illustrator); Tennessee Tourism (client)

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Graphic Design Student Show and Designing Green Competition Promotion

Graphic Design Student Show and Designing Green Competition Promotion // Courtney Windham Design, Auburn, AL; www.courtneywindhamdesign.com: Courtney Windham (creative director/ art director/designer/illustrator); School of Industrial + Graphic Design, Auburn University (client)

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Celebrating 55 Years of Student Rights Poster

Celebrating 55 Years of Student Rights Poster // The University of Tennessee Creative Communications, Knoxville, TN: Angie Dobbs (creative director), Susanne Morton (art director/designer), Cassandra Sproles (writer); The University of Tennessee Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (client)


Blake Shelton Concert Poster

Blake Shelton Concert Poster // J. Burwell Mixon Design, Starkville, MS; www.cargocollective.com/jburwellmixon: Jamie Burwell Mixon (creative director/art director/ designer/illustrator); Verizon Arena (client)


GSD&M Party Poster

GSD&M Party Poster // GSD&M, Austin, TX; www.gsdm.com: Jay Russell (creative director), Marc Ferrino, Bill Bayne, Bill Marceau (art directors), Dustin Coffey (designer); GSD&M Presents (client)


studiotwentysix2 Type Posters

studiotwentysix2 Type Posters // studiotwentysix2, Norman, OK; www.studiotwentysix2.com: Tom Davie (creative director/art director/designer); studiotwentysix2 (client)

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Kitchen Dog Theater 2014–2015 Season Campaign

Kitchen Dog Theater 2014–2015 Season Campaign // SullivanPerkins, Dallas; www.sullivanperkins.com: Kelly Allen (creative director/designer/illustrator), Brett Baridon, Chuck Johnson, Bryant Canzoneri (illustrators), Michael Langley (writer); Kitchen Dog Theater (client)

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Poster Design Projects from the Regional Design Annual (continued)

Central Market Chocolate Affair

Central Market Chocolate Affair // RBMM, Dallas; www.rbmm.com: Jeff Barfoot (creative director), Brandon DeLoach (art director/designer), Joe McDermott (illustrator), Chris Smith (writer); Central Market (client)

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Central Market 20th Anniversary Posters

Central Market 20th Anniversary Posters // RBMM, Dallas; www.rbmm.com: Jeff Barfoot (creative director/ art director/illustrator), Brandon DeLoach (art director/ designer/illustrator), Chris Smith (writer); Central Market (client)

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Così fan tutte Poster

Così fan tutte Poster // R-N-R Showprint, Norfolk, VA; www.rnrshowprint.com: Ivanete Blanco, David Shields (creative directors/art directors/ designers); Old Dominion University Opera & Orchestra (client)


Interactive Social

Interactive Social // Braley Design, Lexington, KY; www.braleydesign.com: Michael Braley (creative director/art director/designer); AAF Lexington (client)


Interactive Social // Braley Design, Lexington, KY; www.braleydesign.com: Michael Braley (creative director/art director/designer); AAF Lexington (client)


Black Bouquet Print Series

Black Bouquet Print Series // Carpenter Collective, Kansas City, MO; www.tadcarpenter.com: Tad Carpenter (creative director/art director/designer), Jessica Carpenter (creative director/art director); Carpenter Collective (client)

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Boulevardia

Boulevardia, www.boulevardia.com // Whiskey Design, Kansas City, MO; www.whiskeydesign.com: Matt Wegerer (creative director/art director/designer), Lauren Bowles, Shelby Mathews (designers), Austin Walsh, Matt Wadsworth, Kenney Swoger, Rebecca Armstrong, Brian Rice (photographers), Drunk Copywriter, Brent Anderson (writers), Propaganda3 (app/web development), 19 Below (video production), O’Neill Marketing and Event Management (event builder); Boulevardia (client)


Cleveland Play House 2014–15 Season

Cleveland Play House 2014–15 Season // Cleveland Play House, Cleveland; www.clevelandplayhouse.com: Brian Tatsumi (creative director/designer), Michelle Berki (art director/designer/illustrator); Cleveland Play House (client)

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Cloud Nothings Glow-in-the-Dark Poster

Cloud Nothings Poster // Charlie Wagers Creative, Akron, OH; www.charliewagers.com: Charlie Wagers (creative director/art director/designer/illustrator), Nick Spolarich (illustrator); Cloud Nothings (client)


Cloud Nothings Poster // Charlie Wagers Creative, Akron, OH; www.charliewagers.com: Charlie Wagers (creative director/art director/designer/illustrator), Nick Spolarich (illustrator); Cloud Nothings (client)



Central Print—The Power of Printmaking!

Central Print—The Power of Printmaking! // Almanac, St. Louis; www.brandalmanac.com: Nathan Sprehe (creative director/art director), Katie Hileman (designer), Angie Winschel, Sarah Truckey (writers); Central Print (client)


Falling Fences Poster

Falling Fences Poster // TOKY, St. Louis; www.toky.com: Eric Thoelke (creative director/ art director), Dan Klevorn, Travis Brown (designers); Falling Fences (client)


High Noon Saloon 10th Anniversary Poster

High Noon Saloon 10th Anniversary Poster // Planet Propaganda, Madison, WI; www.planetpropaganda.com: Kevin Longino, Erin Fuller, Katie Garth, Adria Kaufman (designers); High Noon Saloon (client)


High Noon Saloon 10th Anniversary Poster // Planet Propaganda, Madison, WI; www.planetpropaganda.com: Kevin Longino, Erin Fuller, Katie Garth, Adria Kaufman (designers); High Noon Saloon (client)



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