When I was a young boy, I shared a room with my older brother Nick. The walls were covered in posters. Mine, if I remember correctly, were mostly Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris with maybe a solar system recap thrown in for good measure. My brother’s posters reflected the motocross and skateboarding icons of the day. And there was a Kiss poster. Yes, I distinctly remember a Kiss poster. The posters we had were beautiful and significant for two reasons. First, the size. The posters were large, not crazy big just larger than what we would have seen in a magazine, or a television screen. And two, the posters were simple. The images chosen were chosen by someone who could identify iconic images. And when you have a strong image you don’t need much else.
All these decades later, as I begin to embrace my life as a 50-something, I still have posters on my walls. Sure, I have other things as well including a lot of artwork. Paintings, graphics, and a seemingly endless number of photographs, both large and small. But the posters remain as well. My posters now reflect my current work projects. You see, I realized something. MagCloud offers posters. They are beautifully printed, arrive on stout paper, and are the perfect size for accenting my office and surrounding area.
MagCloud posters are either 12×18 in., or 18×12 in., depending on your preference and come with a standard UV coating, assuring their presence on your wall for quite some time. And they are shockingly inexpensive, coming in at just $2.00.
Why You Should Make a Poster
Posters, for me, are a reminder of my accomplishments. Sure, they add a visual element to my workspace but they also remind me of what I’ve been able to achieve. For example, my (so far) four-issue magazine series is represented by 4 different posters.
A poster is also so simple to create. When I need something simple to get me over the creative hump, the poster steps in nicely. One page, simple design, done, hit print, wait by the mailbox.
My goal? A wall of posters each reflecting an issue of my magazine. Sure, I’m still a great distance from realizing this goal but each time I inch closer the reality will be reflected in a 12×18 in. gem tacked up for the world to see.