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10+ Quote Poster Design Examples & Ideas 

Written by: Aditya Rana

Jun 29, 2023

quote poster design examples and ideas

At some point or the other, I’m sure you’ve read a quote that really stuck.

It’s not surprising either. Quotes can be found everywhere, from books, social media, speeches, and on posters in homes, offices, and public spaces.

Quotes appeal to our emotions and provide a fresh perspective on issues we all can relate to.

So, it’s only natural to want to share a quote with others.

And one of the best ways to present quotes is visually with the help of a poster.

One method to make quote posters is Venngage’s Poster Maker which makes the process fun. Or if you’re short on time, check out our collection of poster templates to create a quote poster in no time.


Before I move forward, remember that some of our poster templates are free to use and some require a small monthly fee. Sign-up is always free, as is access to Venngage’s online drag-and-drop editor.

Click to jump ahead:

What is a quote poster?

A quote poster is a visual representation of a quote or a famous saying. These types of posters combine a quote or phrase with a visually appealing design to capture attention.

Since the purpose of quote posters is to help convey a message, inspire, or motivate readers, you’ll see them used as decorative pieces in classrooms, offices, or shared on social media platforms.

For example, a school teacher might use a quote poster to help inspire students, develop their critical thinking skills, or simply create a positive environment.

Here’s what a quote poster looks like:

Soft Grey Quotes Motivational Poster

Note: Want to create your own stunning quote posters? Check out our poster templates to recreate something similar. If you’re looking for something specific like a motivational poster template, we’ve got some great designs as well.

Before looking at more examples in-depth, I’ll cover quote poster design tips you should keep in mind.

Quote poster design tips

When making a quote poster from scratch, design should be the top priority. After all, a poster’s design is what initially catches a visitor’s eye and decides whether they read the rest.

To make a quote poster effective, here’s what you should keep in mind :


Make sure the poster layout is clear and balanced.

Things to keep in mind include the placement of the quote and visuals or graphics. Use the principles of alignment, spacing, and hierarchy to guide a viewer through the poster.

In the mental health poster below, the visual of a sad boy helps pique interest, which is followed by a quote that matches the theme. The only thing a viewer has to do is move their eyes vertically.

Grey Simple Mental Health Quotes Flyer


Icons, illustrations, and images are all great ways to support your overall quote poster.

But if you’re using photographs, remember, poster background images should enhance the meaning or context of the quote. Also, make sure visuals don’t overpower the text.

In the climate change poster below, the backdrop of planet Earth is a big hint the subject matter is likely the environment.

Black Earth Day Quotes Poster

White space

Also known as negative space, white space allows you to ensure a viewer’s attention is on the message.

So, don’t overcrowd a quote poster with excessive text or visuals. Keep it simple and basic, like in the example below.

Here, most of the poster space is unused. Instead, a bright yellow background is utilized to provide a touch of contrast and allow the quote to stand out and draw attention.

Pure Simple Yellow Quotes


Make sure you choose fonts that are legible and complement the style and tone of the quote.

To do this, you’ll need to experiment with different styles, sizes, and colors to create visual interest.

In the example below, the quote and author’s name use a yellow font color to let readers know this is the main message they should take away, rather than the beautiful backdrop of a mountain.

Robert Frost Quote Instagram Template

If you’re not confident in your design skills, check out our poster templates to start customizing a quote poster that already has a polished and professional appearance.

Remember, harmonious color combinations can enhance the visual impact while contrasting colors help ensure readability.

10 quote poster examples

Want to create a quote poster and need some inspiration?

Well, the good news is that there’s no shortage of ways to create unique and meaningful quote posters.

The design generally varies based on the tone of your quote and the intended audience or purpose of the quote poster.

Minimal quote poster examples

As the name suggests, minimalist quote posters make use of a simple, clean design.

To draw attention to the text, a minimal poster gets creative with colors, white space, and basic shapes like in the example below.

Pink Pastel Motivational Quote Poster

In this minimal quote poster, repetition is used to create symmetry and divert attention to the main message.

Soft Pink Motivational Quote Poster

Illustration quote poster examples

Illustration quote posters use images and graphics along with a quote to enhance its meaning or create a visual representation of the message.

In the example below, the background images help reinforce the quote’s message that success is not defined solely by your position or status.

Black abd Yellow Black History Month Quotes Poster

In this example, an image of a woman is used to help drive home the point that how you respond to a situation says a lot about your character.

Express your creative side and spread positivity by designing a mental health quote poster with your own custom photo background!

Inspirational quote poster examples

Motivational quote posters aim to inspire and motivate viewers. They often feature quotes that encourage personal growth, perseverance, positivity, or success.

In this example, the designers cleverly highlight the quote as if it were lyrics to a soundtrack to a song you’re listening to on Spotify or any other music streaming service.

Dark Mist Music Quote Motivational Poster

Similarly, in this example, an inspirational quote is presented as a pop-up reminder box that many of us are familiar with in online shopping and newsletters.

Pastel Peach Reminder Motivational Quote Poster

Typographic quote poster examples

These posters add a creative twist to quotes.

Although the quote is still the main point of attention, special attention is given to the choice of fonts, layout, and styling.

In this example, the use of blue, white, and grey create different focus points to help highlight the main messages. Also, the quote is stylized using bold and italics to emphasize specific words.

Beige and Blue Typography Quote Poster

In this example, a healthy lifestyle is promoted in limited words and images.

White Minimalist Thing Quotes Poster

Educational quote poster examples

Educational quote posters add quotes to an educational poster.

They often feature quotes from historical figures, authors, or scientists like this one sharing the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi.

Neutral Peach Watercolor Inspirational Quote Poster

In this example, the designers cleverly extend the white flower motif by using the same color for the quote.

Soft Blue Inspirational Quote Poster

How to make a quote poster in 5 steps

Now that you understand the basics of a quote poster and have some great examples, it’s time to design your very own quote poster!

Read this post on how to make a poster for a detailed step-by-step walkthrough on how to create a quote poster from scratch using our Poster Maker tool.

But the good news is the process is simple if you use Venngage.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1 – Sign up for a free account

Start by signing up for Venngage with your email, Gmail or Facebook account.

venngage sign up

Step 2 – Select a template from our library

Besides the examples shared above, we have many poster templates and motivational poster templates for you to choose from. All our templates are easy to edit even if you have no design experience.

venngage poster templates

Step 3 – Start editing your quote poster with our editor

Most of our poster templates are created with a simple drag-and-drop editor that lets you design in minutes.

Besides moving items around easily, you can easily replace or swap out elements or change the layout until the design is exactly how you want it to be.

venngage editor tool

Step 4 – Bring your quote poster to life with icons, illustrations and branding elements

Venngage offers 40,000 icons and illustrations to help you visualize and bring a quote poster to life.

If you upgrade to a Business account, you can also enjoy My Brand Kit — the one-click branding kit that lets you upload your logo and apply brand colors and fonts to any design.

venngage my brand kit

Step 5 – Share a public link for free or upgrade to download

Once you upgrade to a Business account, you can download your quote poster as a PNG, PDF, or interactive PDF.

But you can always share your quote poster online for free.

In summary: Quote posters are a great way to inspire and enhance the visual appeal of any space

Quote poster design requires a mix of creativity and inspiration.

By carefully selecting images, typography, and layout, you can transform words into visual masterpieces that evoke emotions and ignite change.

Don’t worry about the how. Trust Venngage’s Poster Maker and poster templates to do the heavy lifting while you focus on the content.

I promise you’ll become a design boss of quote posters the moment you start using Venngage.

About Aditya Rana

Adi is a word slinger and loves to fiddle around with SaaS. When not living online, you'll find him outside in nature with a book.