Princeton University, Political Theory Poster

johnposter2When the title of the talk is broad, the danger is dullness. By figuring out the main concepts—freedom, justice, education—and creating icons to represent these ideals, I came up with a poster that tells you in a glance that this talk at Princeton is about issues that matter.  Less is more in this poster.  If I had used color images with lots of detail, the message would get lost. So I posterized the images into silhouettes and placed them in a V shape. I chose type reminiscent of Soviet-era posters. It took a while to simplify and posterize all the images, but I may end up using them again. Headshots of the speakers along with short bios let you know who will speak, and the day, date and time stand out.