We gaze at the stars for the same reason we gaze upon the ocean—to immerse ourselves in that expansive wholeness. To feel both insignificant and significant at the same time; insignificant in the presence of such vastness, significant in the unique ability to perceive it as such.
I’ve created a list of five things to avoid when making a conference poster, and what you can do instead. This isn’t an exhaustive list of pointers for designing a good poster—there are plenty of sites out there with that kind of information. This list is more about hacking away at the wretched habits of generations of boring posters, and moving into an era free from (okay, at least less dominated by) columns and boxes.