What is poster?

  • (noun): A horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers.
    Synonyms: post horse
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A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians and films), propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork.

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Louis Rhead - U.S. Career
... In the early 1890s, Rhead became a prominent poster artist and was heavily influenced by the work of Swiss artist Eugène Grasset ... During the poster craze of the early 1890s, Rhead’s poster art appeared regularly in Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Magazine, St ... In 1895 he won a Gold Medal for Best American Poster Design at the first International Poster Show in Boston ...
Museum Of Design, Zurich - Collections - Poster Collection (Plakatraum)
... The Poster Collection is among the most comprehensive and important archives of its kind in the world ... It comprises 330,000 posters (of which 120,000 have been photographed and indexed) and documents the international history of the poster from its mid-19th ... includes political, cultural and commercial posters ...
Cappiello - Vercasson
... Cappiello’s career as a poster artist began in earnest in 1900 when he began a contract with the printer Pierre Vercasson ... vibrant and colour to the streets of Paris, he wanted the posters that he produced to stand out from the rest and attract lucrative new advertisers to his agency ... of Cappiello’s work, including a small number of posters already produced and in particular those for Le Frou-Frou ...
Poster - See Also
... Wikimedia Commons has media related to Posters Books on poster Graphic design Illustrations Mediascape Pin-up (disambiguation) Poster session Street Poster Art Swann Galleries ...
L'Enfant (poster)
... L'enfant, better known as Man and Baby is a 1987 photographic poster depicting a male model (Adam Perry) holding a young baby ... by Spencer Rowell, was published and distributed in the 1980s by British company Athena Posters ... making it among the best-selling posters ever ...

More definitions of "poster":

  • (noun): A sign posted in a public place as an advertisement.
    Example: "A poster advertised the coming attractions"
    Synonyms: posting, placard, notice, bill, card