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Poster Analysis Worksheet

1.   

What are the main colors used in the poster?
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2.  

What symbols (if any) are used in the poster?
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3.  

If a symbol is used, is it

  1. clear (easy to interpret)? ________________________
  2. memorable? _________________________________
  3. dramatic? ___________________________________
4.   Are the messages in the poster primarily visual, verbal, or both?
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5.   Who do you think is the intended audience for the poster?
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6.  

What does the Government hope the audience will do?
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7.   What Government purpose(s) is served by the poster?
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8.   The most effective posters use symbols that are unusual, simple, and direct. Is this an effective poster?
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