Web designers typically turn to other websites for design inspiration, but sometimes it is good to look at other mediums to get a different perspective on design. One of my favorite alternatives for inspiration is poster design. By looking at great posters, you can learn a lot about composition, typography, and use of color.

Here is a list of beautifully designed posters guaranteed to leave you inspired.

  • http://nogginsmack.com Jeremy

    Great collection, thanks for sharing! You are the wind beneath my wings…

  • http://b-12.blogspot.com maxxu

    great posters.

  • lex

    first one rocks!

  • Ivan Nikolic

    Great pieces of artwork…

  • http://pixelcraftwebdesign.com K.Brown

    Thanks. These are beautiful!

  • http://vaughanling.blogspot.com Vaughan Ling

    definately inspiring! thank you

  • http://www.piraja.no Ole Martin Kristiansen

    This blog keeps getting better! Keep up the good work mate :-)

  • http://www.glasshills.co.uk Jack

    Lovely collection.

  • http://www.plumts.com Nemanja Cosovic

    Good ideas.

  • http://www.marcy.com gkriv

    Great collection of work.

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  • http://www.fubiz.net Fubiz

    Beautiful selection!

  • http://www.antilogic.co.za Antilogic

    Wow, some of these are truly amazing!
    Inspiring!

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  • http://Blog.byCodDot.com Daniel Condurachi

    very inspiring posters. Thank you!

  • http://www.bf-z.com/ 泵阀

    Great collection of work.

  • http://www.nositehere.com Will

    Some good stuff there. You should check out some of the posters at this site as well. I am really inspired by some of them:

    http://www.changethethought.com/work/print/

  • http://www.fudgegraphics.com ferdinand

    great posters! and i love your blog. just stumbled upon it and it’s awesome. keep up the good work!

  • http://www.dr-leech.com.ar/ Leandro

    Very nice posters. I like Laughing Squid one.. Awesome..

  • http://tixilite.co.cc Mohammad Akram

    Very cool poster. I like the seconde one.

  • naz

    on last years every graphic works seems like one another? like a copy! why why why!

    but here, there were several different posters…

  • http://www.bydesigner.net ByDesigner

    veri nice …

  • yasin kutuk

    i like all but i am favor of fifth,named “design is”

  • http://no asghar

    your work is very well. i like it, enjoy your work and get imprestion.

    thanx for infromation.

    regards,
    asghar

  • http://www.crea.web.tr TristaN

    very nice gallery!

  • http://www.ilirshehu.com ilir

    very very nice design

  • http://www.leolima77.com.br Leo Lima

    Great jobs…congratulations!

    success

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  • http://myspace.com/rockn4christ Kelsey

    These are all incredible and inspiring!! thanks!

  • Nate

    consider me inspired

  • http://www.tcsaglik.com/ mikes

    oh my gat.
    Thanks…

  • cocho

    cool…. thx for all…

  • http://www.printplace.com/printing/poster-printing.aspx Print Poster | PrintPlace.com

    These are definitely inspiring – the use of color in the first poster is beautiful and understated with the pop of light blue. Many of these would work equally well as the front panel of a marketing brochure.

  • http://elearningking.blogspot.com/ elearning

    Great collection. Thanks alot for inspiring us.

  • hemant

    The designs are fabulos especially, nothingmore,avantround.

  • Amir Rezaee

    Great. Amazing. Awesome collection

  • http://posterbag.com Posterbag

    This is a nice collection. It is so nice to see art being used to convey messages so beautifuly.

    Thanks for the colection. I’m sure it took a lot of effort to make it.

  • http://designsnprint.com/poster-printing.html Print Poster Atlanta | DesignsnPrint.com

    These poster designs are very unique and creative. Thanks for this excellent collection of posters. Its very inspiring!

  • http://poster.designbay.com Poster Design | DesignBay

    GenX and Art Attack 06 posters are very nice. Some of the others are nice but not sure they would be effective in getting the message across. Nice set. Shows what quality design can deliver.

  • http://wow mj

    very good !

  • Manju

    The selection is really inspirational and different. Especially the laughing Squid :). It helps us to understand how a good design can bring out the message that needs to be conveyed in the poster

  • Sueb

    Thanks……
    they’re inspiring

  • wajiha

    amzing posters,

  • http://www.resimli.net Resim

    very nice gallery!

  • http://www.resimli.net 4images

    good gallery.Thank you

  • http://www.allcarpictures.net/ All Car Pictures

    The selection is really inspirational and different. Especially the laughing Squid :). It helps us to understand how a good design can bring out the message that needs to be conveyed in the poster

  • http://www.simply-psychics.co.uk/ psychic

    hi there great posters i now have my inspiration for my event poster!

  • http://criticstoday.blogspot.com Vishwa

    Nice designs .. GenX is simply cool ..

  • brady

    idk what to do for my poster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lauren

    love it! im in digital media

  • lauren

    im in digital media

  • Lu

    great stuff…all my posters are always so boxy and informational, i love seeing things totally blown out!

  • jamile

    varied & likeable ;)

  • http://www.thepsychicsociety.co.uk/ psychic reading

    amzing posters keep it!

  • drew

    saw this poster in Akron for a charity, it’s a simple design but the interactivity of it is pretty cool:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsa_UgQRQi8

  • neda

    verry nice. but alittele is dark

  • james vejar

    im really bored in my digital design class….. yee

  • Jason

    Was that a gallery of student work after their first class of Photoshop / Illustrator?

  • ali ameer

    some poster r to good

  • http://www.sblgraphics.com/poster-design_services.aspx poster design services

    Really inspiring post.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Regards,
    poster design services

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  • León

    realy great!

  • artist

    poor!

  • jin

    cool!!!!

  • mojo

    Honestly, the above may be “pretty” posters, but certainly not great posters.

    Like most works of art, good or bad, these can be used as reference resources. Artists should be able to learn from most things around us.

    When it comes to great poster design though, you can never lose sight of the fact that it’s commercial art (vs. fine art), meaning, it needs to sell the consumer something. And none of the above examples are successful in doing that.

    “Pretty” and “Nice” are not the accolades you want to hear — “Compelling” is.

  • Johnboy

    Don’t get it at all. I honestly can’t tell what some of then are promoting – nice colours a swirly retro patterns – stuff that I can see in a blur all around Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I agree with the last post posters need to sell something. They don’t pretty but unimpressed.

  • Amber

    Is there anywhere I could buy the nothing more poster? I am a HS English teacher and this would be a great poster to hang in my classroom as an allusion to Edgar Allan Poe.

  • shruthi

    truely amazing posters

  • Jason

    How can I use these as a template for posters? Where can I find templates similar to this if I can’t use these because I can’t draw that well…

  • http://Termites zah

    I’m looking around to get some idea for awareness poster for public.

  • http://tiny-monster.com Evan Squire

    Awesome collection, I would love to see some of these actually screen printed out. Digital posters don’t get you the texture and feel of the real thing.

  • http://none Mokshada.M

    I am truely inspired by these designs. i really liked them a lot and hope that they will be of great help for me. Very pretty ones!!!!

  • vipin

    truely amazing collection

  • http://dzofar.com ndop

    I love all that designs above…

    Thank you so much for sharing. That is truly inspiring!

  • http://ndopart.com ndop

    I have already save all the posters above..

    that a huge help for me who don’t have an idea at all today. ;)

  • http://gmail Aiswarya Ajith Kumar

    this is amazing ……….,,,,dude!

  • Jennifer Wooleyhand

    Really enjoyed this site. Every once in awhile when I am poised to design something, I think, “Tone it down, Jen–don’t get all crazy…” But this site reminds me that I should trust my instincts and create what I’m compelled to create, and that the world not only might be able to understand it but truly appreciate it. THANK YOU. Going back to the board…:)

  • http://www.infogadgetz.com Rizal

    very nice design, I really like the work of this kind. I request permission to use one of these designs.

  • http://www.gunduzmetal.com/ hurdaci

    I think type of site that is useful in sharing information and it is important to shar

  • http://www.billurhaliyikama.com/ Hali Yikama

    Thanks admin.

  • http://www.vr-style.com/ Arie

    Poster that has a very nice design. I want to use one of these posters. I hope I can make a poster like that.

    Thank You. :)

  • http://tweetshops.com/ Rizal

    Designs are very nice, where can I learn to make of this? I really like the design.

  • http://bit.ly/dyv2WD Jean Michel Frank

    May I add one? Just want to strengthen a more-than-100-poster-portfolio, and growing …

  • http://www.resimpaylas.org Resim Payla?

    I like to post this comment .It helps a lot.The one thing I do know for sure, if that day comes, is that when it’s wedding cake cutting time, I will NOT make the same mistake I witness at every wedding. I will not be serving Champagne with dessert, but rather the slightly sweet and fizzy dessert wine,..

    Thanks and Regards

  • http://www.facebook.com sade

    they are all nice

  • http://manpritkalsi.com Manprit

    really good collection…nice work and treatment….

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  • hasbnd

    taka tak it really rox………

  • CaSEy jAY DesiGN

    These are very impressive. I love how unique each of them are. Well done.

  • http://www.keyifoyun.com flash oyun

    These are very impressive. I love how unique each of them are. Well done.

  • Lauren

    Is it just me or do these posters look a little out of date?

  • http://www.ashiaei.wordpress.com Jawad

    Great, I like them

    thanks

  • Poster fan

    Very impressive collection – thanks for sharing!

  • student

    wow nice posters

  • student

    wow crazy posters i cant even make any where good to that nice

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  • http://nabihazeeshan.wordpress.com Nabiha Zeeshan

    WOW! Nice collection. Thanks for sharing.

  • hugo erazo

    really nice work ur a really great teacher viva guatemala and dominacans yeaa$$$$$$$$$

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    thansk adm?n

  • Yoftahe

    Goooosh these r arts arts in z hands ARTISTS
    take 10 guys. 10Q

  • Brandon Williamson

    The posters are very neat.

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  • http://www.natural-vitamins.info Natural Vitamins :

    i like art posters specially if they depict something about nature and beauty `

  • dennis cabrera

    i hope to learn this skill…tnx a lot for sharing ur pieces…

  • http://www.stormjewelsgifts.com Wicca Jewellery Designs

    Wow what a wonderful collection of designs, I particularly like the one where the girl has big red hair! Inspiring!

  • Akhil

    The example above is something that I worry about as well, how to show your own genuine enthusiasm and share the fact that your product is useful in that case
    HOsting

  • http://blogboogie.com/ Psychic Melbourne Australia

    No these posters are works of art. But you already know that.

  • http://www.polypropylenes.org Polypropylene

    art posters are great for room decoration too, i use art posters on my bedroom as decorations :,-

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  • Ryan

    This post is great! Here are some more cool poster designs specifically for bucket lists. You can write on them so they’re “interactive”. Website is http://www.bucketlistposters.com

  • http://facebook vishali

    these are very beautiful

  • http://www.engagementringguru.com Michael

    Very impressive designs…one has to wonder how they come up with them in the first place, or do they just “play” with the design until it looks “right” to their artistic minds?

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  • http://gmail Ramya

    First one realy rocks and gives mild kick

  • http://achtungpanzer.blogspot.com Rifkymedia

    great poster and great idea

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  • http://www.psychicreadingbyphone.co.uk/ Telephone Psychics

    Thanks for these lovely posters, great inspiration for a new ad I’m making!

  • http://www.cgbaran.com Cgbaran

    Great collection thanks

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  • Yusuke

    very nice… can i known, what type of software that u use.? are there photoshop cs5.?

  • Cool

    I really got inspired by this webpage but i still don’t have that “seed” to make my own poster :(

  • RA

    Most of these are unreadable and cluttered. While a few of them might be able to pass as fine art, none of them would work commercially.

    And is it just me, or are ALL of these design blogs clones of each other? They all have the “30-80 Beautiful/Inspiring/Whatever Examples of Good Design” posts, all of which are the same old crap, done by “professionals” (in reality they are just graphic designers fresh out of college, or even wannabes fresh out of high school), with the majority of the designs being specifically FOR other designers (i.e. design workshop/convention/etc).

    Where are the blogs with PRACTICAL examples of good design? I want to see some designs that are commercially viable, not just “art” made for other art students. The vast majority of us designers are in it for the money; although it can be fun to impress peers, impressing clients and customers should be the real objective.

  • Mila

    Did anyone else notice that at least 5 of them are in Polish. Poles are the best designers xD

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  • http://www.djldiving.com John

    Nice inspirational posters. Really like the Play Collective one! I always look at these places:
    http://www.gigposterdesign.com or here http://www.londonillustrator.co.uk

  • http://www.dzinepress.com/ Dzinepress

    creative designs.

  • http://www.metalhurda.net Hurda

    The posters are different.

  • http://www.resimde.net resim paylas

    What an awesome collection of CSS stuff! Really useful, using a lot of these in a new project of mine

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  • gips

    inspiring – is it poss to display EVERDAY inspirational.??… we live in a corny world – if we could find the happy medium??!!…

  • http://www.suma-webdesign.de Wolfgang

    i like them all,… thanks for posting them!

  • http://ellipticaltrainermachines.org Elliptical Machine

    These are some very interesting poster designs. Have they actually been used for any big companies yet?

  • Spenser Hastings

    Love the posters

  • Ezra Fitz

    Aria would love this.