Five Fantastic Poster Makers to Follow on Instagram

The method of printing known as lithography was invented in the late 1700s as a means of publishing theatrical works. It was often used to print text or artwork onto paper or similar substrates to visually present local events, often in theater space. At the time, this printing process was too slow and expensive to be an efficient way to produce what we now call posters, and new tools have since emerged. It is fascinating to see how posters have evolved from the rich history of lithography and how designers are still implementing similar design techniques to share events and ideas.

In our modern age of computers and accessible digital printing, posters are an important part of the design world. They are an effective design tool, whether they exist to share events, visualize marketing campaigns, or created purely to showcase imaginative thinking. Below, you’ll find five designers who use the poster format in innovative and visually clever ways and share the commonality of sharing their great designs via Instagram.


Mirza Talovic | @mirzatalovic

Take a look at graphic designer Mirza Talovic’s Instagram feed and you’ll find some stunning yet simple posters. His background in infographics and motion design makes sense, as the various shapes and forms in his feed highlight a clear expertise for typography and layouts. Each poster Talovic shares is vastly different from the last, proving his creative talents and willingness to step out of his creative comfort zone.

The Future | thefuture2000

Le Futur is a studio based in Strasbourg, France, specializing in graphic design, photography, web design and typography. They have an array of skills, and the Instagram account highlights them all, but the poster designs seem to rule the feed. Each poster quickly grabs the viewer’s attention through poppy colors, punchy typography and photography, often edited in a collage style.

nicolavanacker | @studio.koevoet

If you love vivid uses of color, you’ll be instantly drawn to Nicola van Acker’s Instagram feed. Her bright and lively work is often inspired by daily life, balancing type and imagery in each design. And while his pieces share upbeat color palettes, he has a way of fusing a grungy feel into his works through their subject matter and design concepts. It’s hard to illustrate the duality between ups and downs in life’s inevitable roller coaster, but van Acker does a fantastic job of displaying a wide range of emotions.

Vratislav Pecka | @posterlad

Czech designer Vratislav Pecka, better known as PosterLad— creates artwork and posters with one thing in mind: aesthetics. He thinks that a poster can exist only as a work of art, and not necessarily to sell a product or an event. Because of this belief, the artist’s works are emotional, bright, full of pattern and clearly an extension of Pecka’s most creative personality.

Silvia Borio | @silvi.pdf

Silvia Borio is a graphic designer and illustrator who shares lovely poster designs on her Instagram feed. The works have a nostalgic style that showcases sweet cartoon-inspired illustrations that strut happily through life. While the typography of his designs almost always sticks to a Swiss-inspired design style, the layered designs are more contemporary and playful. This contrast creates an appealing design aesthetic, revealing a balance of techniques.



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