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A poster is a printing on to a large sheet of paper or other flat sheet surfaces where it can be hung from a wall, building or other prominently visible position. The word poster most probably derived form the noun 'post', and since often times a poster is stuck on to a post, and the word 'placard' sounds too French, 'posters' became the more preferred term. The purpose of a poster is either for advertising, announcement or decoration. Most often, posters are used in advertising - whether it be to advertise movies, events or commercial products and services. Posters can also be used by governments to announce certain policies or perhaps even to disseminate propaganda or meet political ends - a very effective way of mass communication before TV came along. Finally, all posters can be used for decoration. A poster is a cheaper alternative if you want to decorate your home or office with famous paintings of Monet, Van Gogh, Picaso, etc.
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