In my blog entry 10 Ways to Promote Your Magic I mentioned the use of Posters to promote yourself as a magician. I received a few questions on how to design and produce a good poster. So I thought I'd roll up my sleeves and design a few options for you.
What follows are some basic posters that you can either print out or get ideas from to produce your own posters. To use the posters simply click on the image and a high resolution pdf file will pop up for you to print out.
This poster is designed to advertise your appearance at a venue. It would probably work best hanging up in a window of a restaurant where you are going to perform in the evening, but it could also work as a poster for an evening event that is open to the public. It is recommended that you use a color printer on some nice white paper.
Business Card Poster
This is a poster that is best used with your business cards. You can use photo corners to attach business cards to the blank area or set the poster up on a counter with a business card holder set in front of it. This is a great poster to use if you don't have a color printer, but we recommend that you use to bright colored paper to print it on.
Pull Tab Poster
This type of poster is very common and it’s a great way to get your name and number out there. Customize this poster by printing it out on bright paper, pasting your photo in the middle of it, writing your contact info out on the tabs and then cutting along the dotted lines. People can then pull off the tabs and have your info on hand when they need a magician.
This is another poster that you’ll need a color printer to produce, but it's a very attractive and eye-catching poster that you can customize. Print it out and use a silver sharpie, White-Out or Paint pen to write in the location and time of your next public performance. Then hang it up all over town. The Vaudevillian style and chalkboard-like middle section help that hand-writing fit right in.
By printing up these posters and strategically placing them in the area you are performing, you should see a rise in interest in your community. Have fun and let us know how it goes.