09 Oct 10+ Modern Poster Examples & Ideas – Daily Design Inspiration #22
Every hour there are thousands of projects published by many talented designers. But because those are shared across a collection of different social networks and sites, you often miss them.
That’s why I decided to put together the first edition of the Daily Design Inspiration. With this daily collection of modern poster examples, I want to give new designers a platform to show off their work.
To spread some inspiration to readers. To collect amazing design work on one platform. And to make it easy for anyone to create something beautiful.
Now if you want to learn more about creating your own posters from scratch, start with this article:
Also be sure to check out yesterday’s Daily Design Inspiration, where we covered some Event Flyer examples!
1. Walking Towards The Mountaintop Industrial Design Poster Example
Creator: Not Listed
Selected Because: The industrial design poster above shows how you can use basic shapes and bring them to life. When it comes down to it, the mountain is really just a curving line with two different shades of color on each side. The designer has done an effective job using colors to create depth in this flat poster design.
There is a great deal of framing around this modern poster design, which gives it a creative, balanced look while still remaining professional. Each line of text aligns perfectly with one element or another; the title of the poster against the frame, and the secondary text along the edges of the margin.
2. Science Fiction Modern Event Poster Template
Selected Because: Are you powering through the force and going towards to the utopia, or is it a black hole sucking you in? It’s neat how the designer made this utopia dark and unknown, making it not only mysterious but also, fitting the theme of “at a cost”.
The frame around the image creates a sense of looking into something, in this case looking into the future. The design gives me mixed feelings about this modern poster idea; in a way it makes me laugh. The font style of Europe gives a friendly, exciting vibe, but as you continue to the bottom, the font changes to something more terrifying and serious. With the dark theme in mind, the designer has even placed the modern poster design in dark settings to show how it can really suck the audience in.
3. Do It Together Modern Poster Example
Creator: Balmer Hahlen
Selected Because: The illustration of holding hands together in a way creates the shape of an infinity sign. If people do things together and help one another it will go on for centuries, the cycle will never end; just like the sign. The colors used in this modern poster template also go with the theme, white reminds me of peace, and green is friendly, both playing hand in hand for a better tomorrow.
I have noticed a trend with modern poster templates where the text is aligned along the border of the page, or even along the inner margins. This is also the case in this modern poster example; the text is along the edges, helping to frame and place emphasis on the illustration itself. This template even provides a second layout where the colors are reversed from the original poster and information is listed in an effective way.
4. Fete De La Musique Modern Event Poster Example
Creator: Fete De La Musique
There is a lot going on in the center of this event poster design, but with the use of a gradient, the text is easily legible. A different color is assigned to different parts of the text, helping make it clearer. If the design were all one color this may not have been the case.
The white space around the illustration really helps balance out event poster design. This poster design template could be placed in any type of setting and still have visual impact, mainly because the use of white background will mute out any external noise and place focus on the center.
5. Saison Modern Event Poster Example
Creator: Not Listed
Selected Because: The designer proves the use of color in this modern poster template makes it attractive in any setting. It doesn’t matter if the design is posted as is, or with different colored frames, it will stand out either way.
This is also a great example of a symmetrical poster design; the design and the text are equally balanced through the entire canvas. A great deal of information has been listed in a fun and creative way; it doesn’t bore the audience at all. The smaller text has been used to help pave a path for the main heading, and I think it works just right for this modern poster design!
6. Futuristic Science Fair Event Flyer Template
Selected Because: For a science fair event, this stock photo fits right in for this event poster idea! As a kid when thinking of science, I would immediately think of space and what’s out there, this background represents just that. Keeping in mind this science fair is for students, and possibly parents, the use of colors and sizing in the text really makes the information easy to remember.
One example even shows indents as if the poster was folded up, just like what kids would do in school to flyers they receive. But looking at it from a design perspective, it helps to outline the alignment for each group of text!
Instead of drowning out the image in the back, the text is placed on the side so both can be seen easily. The event poster example is an example of how you can use stock images to help cater to your audience.
7. Kobe Coffee Modern Poster Example
Creator: Kobe Coffee
Selected Because: When you think of coffee, right away, the color brown comes to mind, and with this modern poster design, you can’t help but crave some. I like how the designer didn’t use the obvious way of coloring the coffee brown; instead, it was reversed and reflected in the text of this poster design template.
If you think about it, usually when you see the word coffee it always has a similar font, no matter where it is. The font style used in this modern poster design is along the same lines of what I see elsewhere, but to change it up, the designer has skewed each letter to different sizes and shapes so it can wrap around the spill, making it more artistic.
I believe the use of font style in this poster design makes it fit easily into any situation, whether its modern or rustic chic.
8. BYU School Of Music Synthesis Poster Example
Creator: BYU School Of Music
Selected Because: I love the change of duotone colors in this modern event poster. Normally when I see a duotone design, it’s the same colors across the page, but in this case, it’s different and presented in a neat, organized manner. Don’t get me wrong, by neat and organized I don’t mean it’s boring, it’s actually the opposite! Each frame not only shows different colors but also different parts of an image, my favorite kind of an abstract design poster!
With the image taking up two-thirds of the page, the designer has placed the information at the very bottom to balance out the page. If you follow the vertical lines down, even the text is aligned with each section! This modern event poster has done a tremendous job with the use of space by putting images and text in different sections within the margins.
9. Colorful Modern Pool Party Event Poster Template
Selected Because: The colors in the background, with the font style for the heading combined, is a very retro vibe. The use of two different font styles makes the heading more prominent and different from the rest of the information. Each group of information has different sizing, not only allowing it to group the information together but also leading the eye across.
The event poster template is not only balanced horizontally but vertically as well. There is an equal amount of elements both on the blue and yellow side. When looking at it vertically, the text on one side helps balance out the image of the pool ladder on the other.
10. Cine Cabaret Modern Movie Poster Example
Creator: Cine Cabaret
Selected Because: I have a weak spot when it comes to a sectional use of overlays mixed with duotones. Such a simple feature really brings a fresh perspective to an image and design. Just like this event poster example, you feel as if you are experiencing two different visuals when really it’s just one!
If the green overlay were removed, this event poster example would look like a flat poster design. The overlay really created a sense of depth in this design making it more visually appealing. Once again, a designer has shown how you can divide up your canvas with images or illustrations on one side, and text on the other. This even helps with the readability of the information presented, as its away from any noise.
Now if you want to learn more about creating your own poster I would recommend checking out these articles:
Or check out our collection of Creative Posters from last week!