Work Place Posters Inspiration: Your Office Might Need This
June 28, 2010
In two seconds or less, you may be able to think of the ideal poster design you’d like to have in your office or cubicle. There are a couple of problems with this, though; one, will your office allow it, and two, are you sure you’re not forgetting any workplace posters you might need?
This post is not meant to be a comprehensive guide to office or workplace posters, but if you’re willing to help, we can make it so. To start you off though, here are five work place poster ideas you could use remembering before you bring in posters your superiors might chew you out for:
Work Place Posters Inspiration – Office Poster Decoration Ideas
1. Mandatory Labor Law Posters – Federal and State
In case it needs to be mentioned, all businesses need to display certain federal and state labor law posters. These can usually be downloaded for free, at the US Department of Labor‘s website and the website of the state government your business is under.
It may not seem particularly inspiring to put up mandatory government posters, but you may appreciate it more when you consider the following benefits to both employers and employees:
- Employees will be aware, and be constantly reminded of, their rights.
- Employers may be able to protect their organization against disputes, litigations, and/or possible lawsuits by keeping the labor law posters updated.
- Prominently displaying the workplace laws will encourage everyone in the workplace to act according to the rules, and help create a harmonious working environment.
2. Motivational/Demotivational Posters
The original motivational posters were produced by Successories. These posters consisted of framed photographs paired with captions and inspirational sentiments, in a format so identifiable that the style is now much parodied in popular culture. Despair, Inc. is company that specializes in satirizing these motivational designs, calling their products “Demotivators”.
Nowadays you can produce your own motivational posters – and even demotivational ones, if your office can tolerate that brand of humor. If you’d rather look for alternatives though, there are new inspirational poster designs produced by designers nowadays that can brighten up your day just as well, like this example, which is also generously made available to download by its creators:
Search for more motivational poster designs on sites like the Behance Network; you’ll be inspired!
3. Presentational/Informational Posters
Posters that are meant to teach/educate can also be made to be aesthetically pleasing. A great design can help get the information through to the viewer more easily!
You can find more examples of these beautiful information poster designs here.
4. Calendar Posters
Counting the days before the next big launch need not be so dreary! In our previous post of 30 delightful calendar designs, some of the featured calendars are in poster form, and can easily give you great ideas for designing your own.
Bonus tip: If you have previously printed calendar posters in the office that are too good to throw away, you also could hang on to them until a year rolls in when you can use them! Check out this repeating calendar calculator.
5. Art Posters
There is finding beauty, art and inspiration in posters that have to be in the office, and then there is having an object of beauty in poster form in your office simply for art’s sake. Your office art posters can have subjects ranging from those related to your line of work, to those that are completely unrelated; the important thing is (aside from the design being safe for work) that you get your inspiration!
We hope this collection of ideas gives you a good starting point for making your own inspirational workplace/office posters! Just remember to get your poster designs done with professional poster printing like Digital Room’s services so you make sure your posters come out with the best print quality. In case you need more print inspiration in the future, get the latest Digital Room Blog posts for free in your email or RSS reader!
Do you know of any other workplace or office poster ideas we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments!
Jennifer Silverman - Who's written 55 posts on the DigitalRoom.com Blog.