what is poster?

Placard redirects here: this should not be confused with Plaque or Plack
For other uses of the word 'poster', see poster (disambiguation)
“Moulin Rouge - La Goulue.” (1891) Poster by Toulouse-Lautrec.

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 textual. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and convey information. Posters may be used for many purposes, and 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. Another type of poster are educational posters, which may be about a particular subject for educational purposes. Many people also collect posters, and some famous posters have themselves become quite valuable, collectors and vintage posters are usually framed and matted. Posters may be any size.


A poster is an informative, often decorative way to attract attention to the information it contains. Here are some ways to use posters in a literacy program:

* To advertise events or products
* To display information or instructions
* To teach some kinds of information

A poster is a bill or placard usually displayed in a public place. It is often decorated with designs or illustrations.

Here are some kinds of posters:
*Posters you make yourself.
*Ready-made posters from
-business organizations
-community development organizations
-government offices
-medical companies, or
-tourist agencies.
Tip: Glue local language text over the original text if local language posters are unavailable.

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