GD101: Social Cause Poster

Choose a current social issue (poverty, gun violence, drug abuse) and create a poster (11″ x 17″) that not only raises awareness but facilitates a new understanding of the issue.

The poster is the most democratic graphic medium. It exists in the public space at eye level for anyone to see without having to pay a single cent for the pleasure. It’s not surprising that the history of poster design is replete with social cause posters.

The cost of that democracy is you don’t have much time to communicate your message. The medium demands fast shape/image reads, limited typography and clear ideas.

Specs: The poster is 11″ x 17″. Other than that you may use any medium, colour palette or programs you like.

Project Due April 7, Week 13

Below are some examples of effective social cause posters.