Critical Review #3: Poster (Fall 2012)
Due Friday December 7th
Critical Review #3: Poster

Print out and mounted.
The design of a poster that mimics a design from the Graphic Design History.

1. Full color- Size: no smaller than 9 x 12 and no larger than 11 x 17. Size is based on the same proportion as the poster you are mimicking.

2. Find a poster/ advertisement that really captures your eye. Make sure the poster/advertisement is from one of the following movements.

  • Art Nouveau
  • Art Deco
  • Futurism
  • Dada
  • Constructivist
  • Swiss (International Typographic Style)
  • WPA Posters (considered somewhat Art Deco)
  • Conceptual Image
  • Psychedelic posters
  • (can not be from any other style or movement unless approved by instructor)

3. Develop an idea for an existing client (company or person) that exists today. (remember you are mimicking the poster, same design style same typeface style, same look and feel.) (if you can not find the typeface, please email instructor for help.) Examples of purpose for your poster can be from the following:

  • to sell a product (ex. food, apparel, cosmetics, etc)
  • to sell a service
  • to promote a performance (ex. singer, concert, musical, movie or theatrical production)
  • to promote a music cd or single
  • to encourage travel

4. Think about a strong concept for the poster that attracts the viewer. Design the poster that mimics an actual poster from the history of Graphic Design from the movements above.

Final Submission: Due Friday December 7th

  1. Print your poster (mount on black board) Due Friday December 7th- In class at 2pm. DO NOT BE LATE

  2. Submit a .jpg or .pdf version of your poster via Moodle to Critical Review #3. --make sure it is not any larger than 4 Megabytes),


Sample of past posters:

Website samples | PDF sample01 | PDF sample02 | PDF sample03