After our decision to create our own back-up poster I need to do some research into effective informational posters, this is important for us to do because our poster is an informational poster, I want to see how other companies have created easy to follow/read poster, I want to see the typefaces and the quantities of images used as well as the colour schemes used.
My goal is just to analysis these few poster to say what works and what doesn’t and what aspects could work well for my own poster:
As for the information I’m not really bothered I’m looking more on the ascetics of the design and this design is really easy on the eyes making it appealing at least to me, the colour scheme is nice for a poster because a heavy colour for a background will in my opinion make the poster to harsh on the eyes. Using bright section of colour really brings the viewers eyes to them sections, this is something I could possibly use? The simple images is the way we need to go I think, this will save time and effort without making the poster to simple, semiotics is the basics of a design so I see no need to over complicate the design.
With-out looking at the hideous dark background colour the overall design works really well, the information contrasts very nicely so contrast between every aspect is something that I really need to think about, the images on this design are really good and they have used the space given so well, I could possibly try to see how I could incorporate this is my semiotics poster?
Although this poster is very simple on the eyes the concept works really well and this is something our poster could look like, the text stands out a lot because of the contrast between it and the background, the background features a very subtle colour gradient which is something that I could really use on my poster but this will depend on the overall styling which will be decided after this post in the design development stage.
looking at the colour scheme has given me the idea to possible play around with the background possible by having horizontal colour bars going across to break up the solid white?, these would be really subtle anything to strong would make the design look a bit weird and like a present, But after looking at this design I have decide also to go with a blur toned colour scheme this is easy on the eyes while creating a calm looking poster, I could possible use different shades of blue for different aspects of the design, like the titles?, underlines and block text?
Having a single large image that is easily recognizable and simple could really help with the overall composition of the design, this one image would have to be though put and suitable enough to describe and aid in the understanding of semiotics, having the poster this unusual shape as well could look really nice for this poster design, this is something that will need to be developed in my sketching phase which will be next.