Typographic Poster

Typographic Poster


Project Content: Explore Stylization, or original artwork while being introduced to using a basic grid for page layout


Often posters are only about the image, illustration, or manipulated photography, but one of the greatest elements we as design have is typography. Your challenge is to create an originally inspired poster that utilizes Typography within your own personal design styling.


Remember: All Epic Design Quests require documentation of your design process. Be sure you are very familiar with the design process before beginning any Epic Quest.


To begin this project now you may click Accept.


ALWAYS read the entire quest before beginning to ensure you understand all requirements. Remember the process is worth at least half of the project grade. 



Create your new project page titled Typographic Poster. Now copy and paste the following as you will need to complete and correctly document these 7 steps on the your design process:

  1. Understand the Problem
  2. Research and Investigate
  3. Generate Possible Solutions
  4. Select AND DEVELOP Best Solution 
  5. Model and Prototype (Create)
  6. Test and Evaluate
  7. Produce




  • Design a poster that focuses on typography
  • Communicate a chosen "design" quote of your choice from one of the resources provided
  • Use organizational grid in typographic design
  • Create an expressive individual "look"
  • Use creative problem solving for a inspired and original solution
  • Document you design process and decision making
  • Explore and demonstrate at least one NEW digital skill


These are all graphic poster designs of the same quote from Frederic Goudy, master type designer


Additional Professional examples 

Pinterest Samples!!
And another Pinterest Page

Resources to choose a quote from: 100 design quotes |  72 Quotes on design and creativity

Resources for memorable lyrics: Song lyric Quotes | Inspirational Song Lines






1. Consider what the goal of your design is: What is the assignment; describe it clearly in your own words

  • What is a typographic poster?
  • What is unique about this project?
  • What will be the challenge for your to succeed in this design?
  • What is the goal of typographic poster?
  • Select a quote, lyric, or concept for your design.

     Design Process STAGE 2: Research and Investigate

Always record every resource either as a cited source or a linked resource with documentation on your project page.

2. Research information topic thoroughly

  • Research Font choices or hand lettering
  • Research what it means to "use a grid" for your design
  • Find and document at least 4 different style of typographic designs (and describe their differences)
  • How would you define a successful typographic poster?

My Diigo resource links for typography. use at least 2 or more resources that you document in your process.


     Design Process STAGE 3: Generate Possible Solutions

3. Brainstorm ideas for visual imagery representing elements of your topic -- Show your brainstorming as idea webs, clouds, lists, found imagery, small sketches of elements (at least 25 ideas, words, elements required)

  • Brainstorm - concepts (what your design is trying to show, say, or communicate)
  • Brainstorm - stories of general design ideas
  • Brainstorm - colors, objects, patterns, images, or stories that could make a connection to your idea

4. Begin sketching thumbnail ideas for the entire invite.

  • Sketch at least 4 completely different design layout solutions in your sketchbook.
  • Sketch - different grid designs for layout
  • Thumbnail sketches should be about 4-5" sketches in sketchbook
  • Designs should be ORIGINAL though inspired!
  • Consider fonts, size,weight and spacing in your sketches
  • Your document may be any shape or size (minimum 12" length or width, 150ppi)


     Design Process STAGE 4: Select and Develop Best Solution

5. Select the best solution

  • notate why you have chosen it
  • Finalize a new detailed sketch of best solutions
  • sketch the composition of entire design plan
  • Focus on possible color schemes
  • Document what Principles and Elements you will utilize
  • Carefully consider fonts to be used (beware of crazy display fonts, they are often cheesy!)
  • How will you create hierarchy of information? (Define what is most important and least important in the design)

      Design Process STAGE 5: Model and Prototype (Create)

6. Begin production of your design

  • Artwork must be exactly sized (???) with a resolution of 300ppi
  • Practice, develop or refine new skills you are exploring.
  • Remember Craftmanship matters. It shows you care!
  • All images and illustrations must be original and follow copyright laws
  • Remember to take in-progress screenshots for you project page-required


     Design Process STAGE 6: Test and Evaluate

7. Self-reflect on your design

  • self-reflect and carefully evaluate your successes and difficulties
  • How could you take it further?
  • Ask others for their opinions and document the suggestions whether you agree with them or not.
  • Refine or develop elements of the design that can be improved
  • Consider asking the Captain for a brief In-Progress Critique


     Design Process STAGE 7: Produce

8. Turn in the final .JPG and Print

  • Turn file into the captain's server
  • Get final printed and mounted
  • Finalize Project Page with full self-reflection
    • successes
    • struggles
    • improvements
    • what you learned
  • Fill our grade sheet



COMPLETE: You need a fully finished project page included all scanned sketchbook work with captions. Turn your your finished artwork to the Captain's Server. Finally Paste the URL to your project page below and you may then click complete.

Great Work Design Agent.

Amazing work, Visitor.

Be Proud.

Go hang the finished piece on the Critique wall at the front of the classroom. Other's need to see what you have accomplished.


BONUS Self Assessment Loot:

After completion of your project and project page documentation choose one of the appropriate self-assessments for yourself. Consider the skill, craftsmanship, originality, and composition of your final Product:

Over The Top

Nailed It

Good, But…

At Least I Finished It

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