Modernist Posters by Stage 1 Illustration

After studying the work of Modernist designers such as A.M Cassandre and Alexander Rodchenko, first year illustration students have created their own posters promoting event venues across Edinburgh. Each student chose a different venue and headed out to collect research images and sketches.

They returned to the studio to experiment with collage and monoprint, simplifying their designs and incorporating typography. Students created their final pieces using Collograph, a printmaking process that involves a mixture of intaglio and relief printing. This process leant itself well to the simple geometric shapes, limited colour palettes and grid-like composition typical of Modernist poster design. The results are varied and impressive, with each student creating unique and interesting printed posters.

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