I’m looking for talent and craftsmanship.
I’m looking for people whose posters consistently stand out.
People who give good consistently talks can become well-known for doing so. People who make consistently good posters... I can’t think of a single one.
Beautiful slide decks even have their own archives. For instance, I recently discovered Note & Point, a self-described collection of slideware slides “looking that much better.” I’m sure there are many others.
But there isn’t anywhere you can go for a similar gallery of really knockout conference posters. You can find good posters at ePosters and the Pimp my Posters Flickr group, but those have different mandates, really. The former is a general archive, the latter a testing ground.
That’s why I would like your help. If you know a colleague who is great at making posters, please let me know. If you find a single poster somewhere that is just a masterpiece, send me the link. I’d like to start featuring their work, finding out what they do to make great posters, and sharing that with you.
Wearing a black tuxedo is admired, but in no way required.