Of the three wyrd sisters poster, presentation, paper that comprise the ritual for conjuring an academic career, post is the least regarded.

## Aesthetics

More broadly, get some hot advice fromâ€¦

- Tullio Rossi, How to design an award-winning conference poster
- better posters, a poster critique and tips blog

## Hacks

See PDFs for some useful practical mechanics of printing.

Pro-tip: if you are plotting using python, you should be aware that seaborn has a poster mode for scaling line widths sensibly.

## Scribus

Scribus is a good open source desktop publisher system (think InDesign, but free.)

The in-built LaTeX renderer does not support big font sizes but one can force that manually by overriding the supplied preamble.

This still doesnâ€™t get you the correct margins, which matters for long equations. For that you need ChloĂ©-Agathe Azencottâ€™s LaTeX geometry hacks. Combining these we et

```
\documentclass[$scribus_fontsize$]{extarticle}
\usepackage[left=0cm,top=0cm,right=0cm,bottom=0cm,nohead,nofoot, paperwidth=$scribus_realwidth$pt,paperheight=$scribus_realheight$ pt]{geometry}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{fourier}% uses Utopia font for text and math
\begin{document}
{
\fontsize{48pt}{48pt}
\selectfont
\begin{align*}
\mathcal{A}\{c\phi\}(\xi)&= c^2\mathcal{A}\{\phi\}(\xi)\\
\mathcal{A}\{\phi(r t)\}(\xi)&= \frac{1}{r} \mathcal{A}\{\phi\}\left(\frac{\xi}{r}\right)\\
\mathsf{E}\left[ \mathcal{A}\{S_1\phi + S_2\phi'\}(\xi)\right]
&=\mathcal{A}\{\phi\}(\xi)+ \mathcal{A}\{\phi'\}(\xi) \\
\end{align*}
where\(\{S_i\}\) are i.i.d. Rademacher variables.
}
\end{document}
```