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Poster Design Course

Poster Design

The poster is an inspiring format for graphic designers. This advanced course builds on a sequence of quick exercises exploring unexpected ways to activate two-dimensional space. These studies are then developed into finished pieces where space and message converge to create powerful posters. This hands-on course is designed to challenge design majors, as well as the experienced professional.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign are necessary for this course.

Course #0731
Thomas Wedell

Schedule 2
July 10 – 21
Monday – Friday

Tuition $2,750
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,475
Lab Fee $20

3 Credits



Thomas Wedell

Thomas Wedell: Adjunct Faculty, Department of Graphic Design, RISD. Wedell, along with his wife Nancy Skolos, are principals in Skolos + Wedell, an interdisciplinary design and photography studio. They have produced posters, corporate identities, books, exhibits, web sites, and videos for many high-technology clients. Skolos + Wedell's posters are included in the graphic design collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress, the Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland, and Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Among Wedell's broadly recognized works is his co-design of the digital age postage stamp for the US Postal Service. He is the co-author of Type, Image, Message.