Posters provide information not only about the dominant visual
styles of an era but also about the activities many people
enjoy during their leisure. Typically posters include both
textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either
wholly graphical or wholly textual.
Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and convey
information. Posters may be used for many purposes, and they
are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events,
musicians and films), propagandists, protestors and other
groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used
for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and
are generally low-cost compared to original artwork.