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Elena Botoeva has written a new package for creating posters with TikZ, called fancytikzposter. There are already five templates with different node shapes and colors. Sample:


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The already mentioned fancytikzposter by Elena Botoeva now merged with tikzposter to form tikzposter 2.0 (Bitbucket wiki, CTAN resource) which is a great solution to build beautiful posters:


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I would like to post the flyer I created using leaflet class. Thanks for bringing up the class to my attention. Here is the code for people who requested it. \documentclass[10pt,foldmark,notumble]{leaflet} \renewcommand*\foldmarkrule{.3mm} \renewcommand*\foldmarklength{5mm} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{...


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We could use the FFF Tusj font from Dafont.com. It's 100% free font. After unzipping the file I am renaming the file name to have no spaces there (Otherwise, I would have some difficulties to load the font in LuaLaTeX via fontspec). The other used font is Comfortaa by Johan Aakerlund, available from http://www.dafont.com/comfortaa.font. It's also free font. ...


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Try the stubs package, included in complete installs of both TeX Live and MiKTeX. Example: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage[addmargin]{stubs} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{center} \Huge Kittens Free to good home 2 months old \end{center} \stubs[15]{3cm}[{\raggedright information for reverse side}]% {\...


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You can also use pgfornaments; a little example taken almost verbatim from the package page: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[object=vectorian]{pgfornament} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric,calc} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture}[color=red!50!black,every node/.style={inner sep=0pt}] \node[minimum size=10cm,inner sep=0pt](vecbox){};...


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Maybe you should have a look at those packages: leaflet (manual) flowfram (manual)


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In the site LaTeX Templates there are three downloadable Conference Posters templates: baposter Portrait Poster, Dreuw & Deselaer's Poster and Jacobs Landscape Poster. Example: Jacobs Landscape Poster Description: This poster template features a clean sectioned look suitable for presenting research at a conference. Important information is ...


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I think the poster still needs a little bit of a massage, both typographically as well as the copy. First the headline. With a poster you want to get the attention of the reader. The headline has just a few seconds to attract attention in which the reader will decide to read further on or walk away. You can use what the advertising industry calls the ABC ...


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If you're prepared to use Xe(La)TeX, a number of Opentype fonts have a good selection of fleurons and other ornaments. Here, for example, is a fragment from one of my visiting cards: \newcommand{\ornament}[1]{% \fontspec{Zapfino Extra LT Pro} \fontsize{8pt}{10pt} \selectfont \XeTeXglyph #1 \normalfont}% ... \ornament{1620} which gets ...


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This question is a great challenge! As TeX is a powerful and extensible system (especially with LuaTeX), this is possible (as above). Disclaimer But before describing a solution, let me first dissuade one from using TeX for this job: This sort of thing is not what TeX and LaTeX were designed for (beautiful books and structured documents, respectively). ...


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beamerposter is a beamer-style poster/canvas "utility". Features include posters in A-series sizes, and custom sizes like double A0 are possible. Some great examples are available from the beamerposter online resource.


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Currently a group of four people (Elena, Pascal, Richard and myself) are working on this topic, too. We are merging the ideas of the class tikzposter and Elena´s class together. Our aim is to create an easy to handle poster class. It separates the content and the appearance of the poster with the help of themes for every part of the poster. This makes our ...


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Since version 4.10, tcolorbox offers a poster library which combines its already known capabilities for colorful boxes creation with baposter positioning system. The starting point for boxes distribution over the poster is a typical matrix (row and columns) but boxes placement or size are not restricted to the scheme. Boxes length can be automatically ...


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The following was taken verbatim from the PGF documentation (section 20 Transparency, p 234): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz}% http://ctan.org/pkg/tikz \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[every node/.style={fill,draw}] \draw[line width=2mm,blue!50,line cap=round] (0,0) grid (3,2); \node[opacity=0.5] at (1.5,2) {Upper node}; \node[draw ...


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Here's one initial version: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=30cm,paperheight=45cm,bmargin=2cm,lmargin=2cm,rmargin=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{url} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \usetikzlibrary{shadows,calc} \tcbuselibrary{skins,...


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There are some pointers as to the typography in Conference Announcement Poster. However, just to add my two cents, I personally feel that this type of design as well as book covers belong to a professional graphic designer. Let someone with a more artistic background do the design and you can do the easy part which is the Texing. As other answers mentioned ...


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The maximum length managed by TeX is 16383.99998pt, which corresponds to 226.71in (575.83cm). If you have a big sheet 72 inch high, then four columns would require typesetting a 288 inch high box, which is too much. TeX would complain at the time the columns are being split, because it is able to build a box with any dimension (subject only to memory ...


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I like sciposter. Some people prefer a0poster.


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baposter is not available from CTAN. As such it is not available in either the TeX Live of MiKTeX distribution. Download baposter.cls, place it in your working folder and recompile. For some example usages and information, see the baposter documentation.


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I don't know of any templates. But if I were going to create a flyer in LaTeX I would make the entire page a tikzpicture and use nodes to put all the flyer items in place. I would also use the xetex engine so make font selection easy.


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The UK TeX FAQ has an entry Creating posters with LaTeX. I also have a tutorial Creating Technical Posters with LaTeX as well as a tutorial on creating LaTeX posters with a GUI. My flowfram package has already been mentioned in a comment. It has an example poster in the samples directory.


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If the publicity poster is more of a flyer (around A4 size), then regular beamer will work fine. If it's really poster-sized (around A0), then beamerposter. And yes, depending on how much control you want in where things go, you might be better off with illustration software instead. However, here's what I've used for short course publicity in the past: \...


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Why do you center some text? If you can't say why, you shouldn't center it. Use raggedright instead. It will give the poster a cleaner look ("Because it is a title" is not a reason to center text) Are the black pictures at the bottom really needed? Delete them, save whitespace. This will give also a cleaner more organized look. Is the word ORGANIZERS more ...


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you may want to have a look at vectorian and this disccusion on decorated borders.


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This is my suggestion. Leave the line \documentclass[a0,landscape]{a0poster} as it is and add the following lines \usepackage{pgfpages} \pgfpagesdeclarelayout{resize and center} { \def\pgfpageoptionborder{0pt} } { \pgfpagesphysicalpageoptions {% logical pages=1,% physical height=\pgfpageoptionheight,% physical width=\pgfpageoptionwidth% ...


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Since no one else has chimed in, I will convert my comment to an answer. As I had said, "most fonts are scalable, meaning that resolution scales to the available space." The MWE below is a whole beamer slide, and can be seen to retain good resolution to very large font size. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xcolor,graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{...


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If I were to use LaTeX to make a poster (if Illustrator would somehow suddenly vanish) I would probably use TikZ in overlay mode to have have great control of positioning and interplay of graphics and text. I might use something as low-level as \hbox to \somewidth{\spaceskip 10pt plus 100pt\relax T I T L E} for text that shall spread to same boundaries, so ...


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I recommend baposter. You can define a custom paper size with the class options paperwidth=<length>,paperheight=<length>. Advice: Wordy posters never win the competition. The whole point of the poster is to attract attention. You can fill in the gaps in person. Make it big and dazzling! LEDs and anything unconventional is always good. The last ...


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