Poster Assignment

Turn in to the Dropbox:
folder: lastname_a3
image: lastname_a3_11x17.psd
image: lastname_a3_4x6.psd
image: lastname_a3_icon.png

sub-folder: print
*include two print ready images saved as a .tif format (for each size)
for the 11x17 and 4x6 (not the icon)
sub-folder: assets
*include all asset files


Design for 2 output print sizes:
11" x 17" @ 300 dpi, AND 4" x 6" @ 300 dpi
You can choose landscape or portrait (most posters are portrait)
Design an icon for the Web:
400px X 400px
There can be transparency or not
Output: png-24

You will have the choice of either a Re-Envisioned Movie Poster or Persuasive Poster

We will print to the LASER PRINTER as a "proof". This does not need to be printed to the ink jet nor mounted unless you want to. We will post the prints in the hallway.

Merino, 2019

Luque, 2019

*(More Student Examples at the bottom of this page)


Persuasive Poster (PSA or Propaganda)


There must be text in your work and at least one image.

Innovate through your layout, use of shapes (including negative space), use of text, and the combinations of your images. Don't forget your compositing skills! Limit your color palette.

The content of your work will either be political in nature, or a public service announcement of some kind. You must communicate an idea and persuade your viewer.


Basics of Design:

How Posters Work (an interesting exhibition and interactive interface):


Poster Campaigns:

WPA (Works Progress Administration)

PSA or Propaganda

Chinese Propaganda

Soviet Propaganda

Constructivist Posters



Gustav Klutsis

Alexandr Rodchenko

El Lissitsky

Frank Pick
google image search

Shepard Fairy


Re-Envisioned Film Poster




Find something about the film that makes it iconic and use that as your subject.


Use this link for inspiration:
stylish re-envisioned movie-posters
Polish Designs of well-known films from the U.S.
African Designs of well-known films from the U.S.
Stranger Things Posters - designed in the style of 80's films

Saul Bass
List of Designers
Godzilla Posters from Around the World

Student Examples:

Re-Envisioned Movie Posters

Carreno, Stranger Things, 2018

Medina, La Jetee, 2018

Robert, Pineapple Express, 2019

Cazares, Star Wars, 2015

Molina, Akira, 2015

Gage, Stand By Me, 2015

Student Examples:

Persuasive Posters