REVIEW: Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them

‘Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them’ is a new book by designer and illustrator Teresa Sdralevich published by Cicada Books that is the perfect book for anyone interested in the poster medium. Whether you are a student or a professional ‘Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them’ offers many simple yet intelligent exercises that get you thinking visually and differently. These exercises are the secret to this book because it gets you to become an active participant in numerous activities that become a workshop.

From the beginning Teresa gets you creating posters which gives you a step by step process of how to make a great poster. The poster is such a wide form of visual communication and the book does a wonderful job by showcasing many important areas such as typography, composition, colour, framing, symbolism and many more. Humour is also a very important aspect which portrays the message that the author would like you to play and enjoy the poster creation process (from the initial steps of brain-storming to the final poster).

The book features many iconic posters from some of the best graphic designers from around the world such as Saul Bass (USA), Lex Drewinski (Poland, Niklaus Troxler (Switzerland), Milton Glaser (USA) and many more that is hugely inspirational while also explaining why these posters function in relation to various styles and concepts.

Finally at the end of the book it provides some fantastic material called the ‘Poster Power Kit’ which includes lettering, icons and illustrations that can be cut out and used to help you get started with your own poster master-piece.

About the author:

Teresa Sdralevich is a graphic designer and illustrator whose work mainly addresses social, political and cultural topics. She regularly leads workshops across Europe: notably at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, Academy of Fine Arts of Sarajevo, Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna.

‘Poster Power! Great Posters and How to Make Them’ is available now to purchase on Amazon.

Review by Christopher Scott
Co-Founder
Poster Poster

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Poster for Tomorrow 2017 Book

Last week it was great to finally receive the Poster for Tomorrow 2017 book which featured my selected poster ‘Glide Location’.

This year the topic was Freedom of Movement and over 7000 posters were submitted from all around the world. In December the 100 selected posters began a world tour in more than 50 cities.

This is the 7th occasion that I have been selected for this prestigious international competition which is absolutely crazy for me to even to think about.

A huge thanks to David Jiménez for helping the book to arrive safely to Quito, Ecuador.

You can follow the work of David on his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/davidjimenezdesigner/

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Ecuador Poster Bienal 2016 – Official Book

On Tuesday it was wonderful to finally get my hands on the Ecuador Poster Bienal 2016 – Official Book.

Size / Tamaño:
8×10 in, 21×26 cm
242 Pages

ISBN:
Softcover: 9781366299772

Language / Idioma:
English / Español

ORDER YOUR COPY NOW:
http://www.blurb.com/b/7783520-ecuador-poster-bienal-2016

https://www.amazon.com/Ecuador-Poster-Bienal-2…/…/1366287851

 

Poster for Tomorrow 2015 Book

A few months ago it was great to finally receive the 2015 edition book of Poster for Tomorrow.  Inside this wonderful book features my 2 students Leslie Chuquin (Top 10) and Cristhian Almachi (Selected) who currently study Diseño Gráfico Publicitario at the Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial in Quito, Ecuador.

You can buy the book at the link here.

A Smile in the Mind

Very proud to announce that my poster ‘Dead Leaf’ will be featured in revised edition of ‘A Smile in the Mind’ published by Phaidon which is due to be released this Monday 7th March 2016.

Forty years of “witty thinking” from over 500 designers, including hundreds of visual examples and interviews with the world’s top practitioners.

Packed with illustrations showcasing different examples of the use of wit in a variety of graphic design and products, from invitations to letterheads, digital platforms and even works of art.

Features the work of the most prominent designers from across the globe.

Includes interviews with over 20 of the world’s top designers, including Ivan Chermayeff, Milton Glaser, John Gorham and Alan Fletcher.

An essential sourcebook of recent designs as well as a celebration of classic work, edited by contemporary experts, with the assistance of key professionals from the field.

You can buy your copy of the book at Amazon or Phaidon.

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