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ACMD94 - Seminar in Technical Art History

Characteristics of a Great Poster

  • Title length is concise, and uses language that your target audience can understand.
  • Text is 'to the point'
  • Word count of between 500 to 800 words (or less)
  • Width of text boxes should be about 40 characters (11 words per line)
  • Use of bullets and numbering lists makes the content easier to read
  • Effective use of graphics, color and fonts
  • Consistent and clean layout
  • List of references
  • Include any acknowledgments, plus your name and institutional affiliation

General Tips for Designing Posters

Accessibility Considerations for Designing Posters

Clear Print Guide (Canadian National Institute for the Blind): 


Guidelines for Creating Accessible Printed Posters (PDF, Association of University Centres on Disabilities) 

Poster Examples