December 2016

A Classic Medium

An introduction


The Poster. It sits contained amid the noise of our world; one thinker’s message delivered as their final say. The humble medium asks for little more than a glance for which it will exchange an idea. Sharing messages that words alone cannot say, and that images alone cannot express, the poster is a designer’s truest challenge.

Constraints force creativity. The poster’s simple format provides boundary, while politics, censorship, capitalism, society, and freedom provide context and force reaction. Throughout time, the poster has been everyman’s means of expression. Thus, we took a moment to reflect on the strength of a single piece of paper. 

Originally published by AIGA Boston. Full article by Sarah Croughwell. Graphic by Marisa Bohlmann.

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