Poster to Raise Awareness

Mentors: Ms. Strever and Mr. Currey

For this option, you will create a poster that will raise awareness for the issue you have been investigating and write a one-page reflective essay discussing the message and compositional choices of your poster.

  • To create your design you will:
  • brainstorm and print 3 slogans 
  • research your poster topic, collect 3-5 visual sources(printed graphics or photos, pages cut from magazines or newspapers)
  • create 2-3 thumbnail sketches  A4-8.5X11 inches
  • Complete a fourth rough sketch A4-8.5X11 inches which shows complete final layout ideas including color 
  • For final poster use black marker and one other color (optional) on heavier white drawing paper (A3 format , 11 ½” x 16 ½”)
  • your poster needs at least 25% of the picture space in black or shaded values
  • use weighted line (vary line weight to suggest-stress importance) and areas of value (shaded area using demonstrated ideas) to create contrast
  • apply the principles of layout design: contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity.
  • The last advisory check-in session is May 9th. Use this day to get final feedback.
  • Final poster is due May 15 to your advisor.
  • Your final design must be:
  • bold, simple, clear, graphically pleasing  and recognizable/readable even to a driver speeding down a highway!
  • well-developed as well as neat, clean, and flawless in presentation
  • original and done in your hand, though it may be inspired by another image
  • Your text must:
  • incorporate a slogan using no more than six words
  • be done in a large, carefully hand lettered or computer generated block font (Easily Readable)
  • use font that reinforces the visual message of your poster
  • In a typed, one-page reflection you will discuss:
  • how your poster addresses your area of research
  • how you expect the viewer should interpret it
  • your compositional and image choices
  • use of principles of design
  • choice of font/why you feel this font is appropriate
  • problems and successes of your poster
  • Final poster packet:
    • poster in A3 format (11 ½ x 16 ½”)
    • one page reflection paper
    • copy of visual source(s) and all preliminary sketches (rough draft and final sketch for poster)

Check out this link to design elements

CE Rubric for Poster 2016

2015 Poster Exemplars

2014 Poster Examples

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