Here's something you should know about me: I LOVE posters that employ the use of graphics (photos or backgrounds) with cool typography over them. You see these regularly on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even company's websites. Why do I love them?
- They allow you to share inspirational quotes or company messages in a highly visual (and share-able) way.
- People in social media feeds love sharing images they like or are motivated by, and if you slap your company's name, website or social media handles at the bottom you're getting your name out there!
- Who wants to see a boring "sale here" post when you can add some KAPOW with a poster including an image of your sale items and the text right over it! Here's an example from Grey Era and its founder Sierra Fromberg.
- They are a great addition to a social media campaign or launch!
- They are simple to make: low workload and HIGH impact!
You catch my drift, and I'm sure you've seen and possibly shared these posters in the feeds you follow. Also, I'm sure that you, like me, may want to create them for your own use but aren't really sure where to start. NEVER FEAR, we've done the work for you!
We connected with our sources, including the woman on our Tin Shingle team who knows all, our community manager Jackie Nees, and I've got two apps for you that make poster creation child's play! Find my current favorites listed below. They are free to start using, only require a smartphone and for a minimal fee (a couple bucks) you can upgrade to more backgrounds, no watermarks and more font and text options!
- InstaQuote - Use your own images or select from the background choices they provide, pick a font and text color and you're good to go! This App also lets you pull from your own camera roll, Facebook, Instagram and more and of course when you're done you can share it over your network.
- Overgram - Yet another great App that lets you add beautiful typography to your images. The main difference here is that it relies on your photos instead of supplying you with background posters to select from. The user interface is also a bit different and to be honest was a bit harder for me to master, but once I did I loved it!
Both accomplish similar results and take different paths to get there. I suggest you test them both out (via the free versions) and select the one that works for you - I personally have both on my iPhone and am switching back and forth until I fall deeply in love with one of them!