A poster written or printed notice of a fairly large piece of paper, displayed on notice boards or walls to communicate to the general public. A Frenchman by the name of Toulouse Lautrec is credited as the father of poster design. There are two main types of posters. They are word or text posters and pictorial posters. A written or text poster contains text only while a pictorial poster contains largely illustrations with few texts or without text.
Poster as a communication tool plays a vibrant role in the activities of members of society. Posters are used to inform members of the general public about societal issues such as health issues, political issues, and also about the civic responsibilities of societal members.
Posters educate or warn us against any social vices and other negative tendencies such as smoking, alcohol, etc. that can erode society and its members from peaceful and good communal living.