Illustrated Posters

A course by Xavi Forné
Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2009
, Designer

Design a poster for an event, a film or a concert

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (332)
  • 3346 students

Design a poster for an event, a film or a concert

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (332)
  • 3346 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (3h 25m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

In this course of the illustrator, designer and music poster Error! Design you will learn how to design a poster with high visual impact using the technique of digital collage from old engraving illustrations.

For this you will know the steps that followed Error! Design to make a real commission, the poster commemorating the tenth anniversary of the release of the first album of Love of Lesbian.

A Error! Design is passionate about music that also shines visually through its posters. That is why in all his works he recreates scenes, actions or something that gives life to the paper and transmits some kind of feeling.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Let's get to know the client and his ideas
  • U3
    U3. A cartelear!
  • U4
    U4. To print!
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You'll start getting to know the work of Error a little better! Design, its influences, references and favorite authors.

Then you will learn to face an assignment, get to know the client and his ideas, document to arrive at the creative concept of the poster and make the first sketches.

The next phase will be to get down to work or "cartelear" . You will start with the search of specific materials for your illustration and you will see all the tricks of Error! Design to get a perfect composition, texts, color and texture.

Finally, you will prepare the file of your project both for screen printing and for other printing methods.


You will make the poster for an event, a fictional movie or concert using the collage technique of old engravings obtained from the network or from books to create the scene that will give action to the poster.

Who is it for?

If you are one of those who look at the street posters, if you think they need more visual impact and less Comic Sans, this is your course.

What you need

Have desire and motivation. And if you also like music and control Photoshop / Illustrator, better, but it is not very necessary.

On the materials, we will need pencil to draw sketches, a notebook, a computer with Internet, Illustrator and / or Photoshop.

As an extra, but not absolutely necessary: a scanner and printer.


3346 Students
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Xavi Forné

A course by Xavi Forné


He started making the first posters fifteen years ago as a hobby, and is now one of the most respected Spanish artists of the genre.

Xavi Forné, genius designer, illustrator and musician is the one who hides behind the name Error! Design. He has worked for foreign bands like The Black Keys, Red Fang, Soundgarden, Wilco, Anathema, Neurosis, Russian Circles, Ólafur Arnalds, Mineral, Turbonegro, Pissed Jeans, Nada Surf, Tortoise ... and also with some of the most outstanding bands of this country: The Wonderful Alcohol Orchestra, Berri Txarrak, Love of Lesbian, Standstill, LA, etc.

He is the founder of The Poster Collective , the first concert posters portal formed solely by Spanish designers and in his free time he plays with his thousand musical projects.


  • U1


    • Who I am
    • My jobs 1
    • My jobs 2
    • Influences
  • U2

    Let's get to know the client and his ideas

    • The order
    • Concept documentation
    • Concept and sketch
  • U3

    A cartelear!

    • Search for material
    • The composition (Part I)
    • The composition (Part II)
    • Text processing
    • Color and texture
  • U4

    To print!

    • Prepress (Part I)
    • Prepress (Part II)
    • Tips for screen printing
    • Screen printing process
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Illustrated poster

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Illustrated Posters. A Illustration course by Xavi Forné

Illustrated Posters

A course by Xavi Forné
Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined March 2009
  • 99% Positive reviews (332)
  • 3346 students