Learn to Apply Inspiration to Poster Design
How to Make Your Own Poster Design Using Inspiration
I really enjoy poster design because it allows you to be really creative with the space that you have. Sometimes you may want to design something like your favorite designer but you do not want to copy each decision that they've made. For inspiration, I like to use Pinterest and Designspiration to give me ideas as to how to layout potential posters. As shown below, the pink poster I made was inspired by the red one that I found on Pinterest. In this post, I will explain how I like to implement elements of posters that I like to some of the faux posters that I have been making so you can make a better poster design.
Reminder: A good rule to keep in mind is to never ever copy but to use elements of what other people are doing to improve how you make your own work.
I used the elements of DrawSwords' poster to make one for a pop-up concert with a romantic theme. I have numbered the elements I liked in blue above to explain how I used them as inspiration for my own faux poster.
1&2) I pulled a nice romantic image of two people and included a cartoony one of Betty Boop to have contrast in the imagery like in the original poster.
3) I really liked how there was a variety of typefaces used. I have always learned to not use more than two fonts in a design but when you know the rules it is okay to break them! I loved how coherent their work was with more than 2 so I decided to give it a try. I also like how everything, for the most part, was overlapping the photography, so I tried that as well.
4) Shapes were another significant piece of the original poster. It added movement and another element for the text to potentially be. I just added simple lined shapes to mine to add a similar movement like the original.
5) Going back to the text, another element of this poster is the large text that is overlapping the images and other text. I added something similar to my poster by overlapping large text on the title and on the images.
6) The last element is the information box. There is nothing much to this. I just liked the way it pulled everything together.
Overall, I really hope this gave you more of an idea about how I like to pull elements from posters to add them to my own. It is a nice way to practice skills so you can get better as a designer. Poster design is something that I have lacked so I am making faux posters to get better. You should try it out too!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Victoria Rosa Flores