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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Collaboration with Niklaus Troxler

It was an honor to collaborate with the design icon Niklaus Troxler for the Worldwide Graphic Designers – Cultural Heritage Poster Exhibition.

The project gathered 105 designers from 30 different countries. The remarkable result of their collaborations were 69 posters, dedicated to the cultural heritage of their countries. The aim of WGD was once again successful: People with a different origin, language, culture or gender, were inspired and created without physical contact, taking advantage of the opportunity that is given to them by modern technology.

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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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International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017

During the month of December was the official opening of the International Poster Biennale Lublin 2017 in the Centrum Spotkania Kultur in Lublin, Poland.

It was an honour to have my poster ‘Tree Cut Paper’ selected for this interesting event and I wish the organisers the best of luck in future editions.

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DIGNAVIDAD Exposición de Carteles

During the last week of December 2017 it was an honour to be one of the Ecuadorian designers to create a poster for the ‘DIGNAVIDAD Exposición de Carteles’ organised by the Acervo Ecuatoriano del Cartel.

The exhibition took place at the Terminal Terrestre in the city of Ibarra, Ecuador of which raised the topic of consumerism during the Christmas period.

A huge thanks to José Luis López and Felipe Jácome López for the kind invitation and the best of luck with the Acervo Ecuatoriano del Cartel.

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Speak Up Poster 2017

Last month was the official inauguration of ‘Speak Up Poster 2017 International Invitational Poster Exhibition’ in Mexico. For the exhibition I created the poster ‘Skull Bullet Teeth’ based on the theme: Dangerous World Now, A Better World Tomorrow.

A huge thanks to Luis Yáñez for the kind invitation.

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