Poster Art

Poster Art

Poster art is a type of 2D printed artwork that is hung on a wall.

A poster is a visual communication tool that combines words and images to promote ideas, products, causes, or events. It's mass-produced and displayed to catch the public's eye. To succeed, a poster must instantly capture attention and hold it until the message is conveyed.

Posters can feature graphics, text, or a mix of both and are used by advertisers, propagandists, and others to inspire people to take action, like purchasing a product, supporting a cause, or adopting a belief. This can be achieved through striking designs, captivating colours, or compelling images, with no fixed formula for success.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.