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Posters are placards displayed in a public place announcing or advertising something. Posters are noticesadvertisements and invitations – all in one.

What is the purpose of a Poster? 

It is to create social awareness about current problems and needs or advertise or invite and display something. 

The Layout of a poster

  • It should be attractive, colourful and tempting.
  • The title should be catchy.
  • Slogans or jingles should be used.
  • Sketches or simple drawings may be used.
  • Letters may be of different sizes and shapes.
  • Proper spacing should be given.

Content of a poster

  • The theme or subject.
  • Descriptions along with it.
  • Essentials like time, date, venue etc. to be given, in case of an event.
  • Names of issuing authority/organisation to be given.


Expression of Poster

  • Slogans/ phrases can be used.
  •  Sequencing to be correct.
  • Creativity to be appreciated.
You are Vikram/ Vikasini. Design a poster in not more than 50 words for your school library to highlight the value of books and reading habits. You may use good slogans/ phrases.