The Art of Poster Design: The 2016 Olympic Games | Adam Johnson | Skillshare

The Art of Poster Design: The 2016 Olympic Games

Adam Johnson, Designer by trade, Explorer at heart.

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7 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Introduction About Me

    • 2. Typography

    • 3. Historical Style

    • 4. Sketches and Ideation

    • 5. Digitizing Your Design

    • 6. Layout and Composition

    • 7. Adding Color


About This Class

Chose a country and design a poster for the 2016 Rio Olympics reflective of a specific graphic design style, past or present, in that country. Students are encouraged to design their poster in a graphic style associated with the country of choice, or design it with the locale of Rio in mind and research the styles of that region. 

Helpful Links:

Olympic Posters from the Past
Olympic Typography

Free fonts available for personal and commercial use:





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Adam Johnson

Designer by trade, Explorer at heart.

Born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Adam was influenced by art at a very early age. Many of his younger years were spent with brush-clasped hands trying his luck on a Little Tykes easel. Later on in High School he would be encouraged by art teachers and friends to pursue a creative career. Through the influence of his vibrant hometown and the support of friends and family, Adam attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and graduated in 2013. ...

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