Font Picks for Posters

Poster design can be tough. A successful poster has to first grab a viewer's attention and then hold it long enough to convey a message. To achieve that, you need the right imagery, composition, and typeface—and what's "right" depends on a lot of variables.

To give you a head start with type choices, at least, Adobe Fonts has curated several font collections that are suitable for band posters and community flyers. They've even thrown in a collection of vintage (and vintage-looking) typefaces. If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, all of these fonts are free, and you can activate them instantly.

BAND POSTER FONT PACK

Posters advertising a band's upcoming gig are the perfect opportunity to experiment, a fact reflected in this brash font pack. 

COMMUNITY FLYER FONT PACK

It may be an ad for an entrepreneurial teenager's yardwork or dog-walking business, but a flyer still needs to catch and hold attention. These fonts, which range from practical to playful, get the job done.

THE WAY BACK FONT PACK

Graphic designer Annie Atkins, who excels at making props for period films, curated this special selection. "Each of the fonts I’ve chosen for this pack can pass as something that might have been used in late 1800s advertising," she says.


January 4, 2019