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Poster Designs for nostu 2022

Here is a collection of all the major posters that are designed for nostu 2022. The name ‘nostu’ was suggested by Anas K A and the logotype was designed by him. It changed only a little bit over the course of weeks leading to the event. Later he also designed a logo for our MES CE Kochi Alumni Chapter.

Around thirty posters were created with different variations within a span of a month. But all of them fall under the following six categories.

  1. Social Media Profile Pictures — to be used in Whatsapp groups and social media
  2. Teaser Posters — to create a curiosity among the alumni
  3. Sponsorship Posters — to be distributed among Alumni to attract funding for the program
  4. “I’m going…” Posters — to apply ‘peer pressure’ on people and to act as a trigger for registrations
  5. Event Announcement Posters — to educate Alumni on how to register
  6. Countdown Posters — to create a sense of urgency by a count down and to act as a trigger for registrations

Let’s look at all the ‘nostu‘ posters!

nostu logotype suggestion

The ‘Cut Paper’ effect of different colors added a new dimension to the logotype of “nostu!” In the later versions the exclamation mark (!) was removed for simplicity. A stroke of turquoise color was also later added to give a contrast.

Social Media Profile Pictures

Initially there was a greater plan to make the quote “The mists of nostalgia color memory!” a ubiquitous slogan for the nostu event. But it didn’t go as planned because the posters lacked real estate to accommodate this lengthy slogan.

This is the current version where the earlier subdomain ( is updated to the current nostu website domain —

Teaser Posters

Who can forget the mini-drafter? This poster is along the lines of “something is cooking.”

Movies like ’99’ conveyed that Alumni reunions can be risky! A CASIO scientific calculator was also made an entry in the above poster.

This poster is based on the inside joke of swindling pocket money from parents on the pretext of repairing the broken legs of “Clark’s Tables!”

The campus films ‘Pranayavarnangal’ (1998) and ‘Niram’ (1999) had a lot of colors on their title designs. The more recent film ’96 (2018) had intricate iconography on its title. All these inspired the design of nostu logo.

Sponsorship Posters

Inspired from the phrase “Sing like no one is listening.”

Inspired from the phrase “blow your own trumpet.”

The response from the alumni entrepreneurs was overwhelming. This was the first poster that featured all the sponsor logos.

“I’m Going…” Posters

There were three variations on the titles of these “I’m going…” posters. The body copy was identical on all the three variations.

Event Announcement Posters

Even before the venue was not fixed, a “Save the date” poster proved to be the best attention-grabber to announce the date just like a marriage date announcements.

Since WhatsApp rolled out UPI payment feature, posters shared there with a UPI QR code made the mobile app to automatically scan and read the VPA leading to a frozen/crashed WhatsApp.

People started asking whether the cute faces on the posters are alumni! We had to disappoint them by disclosing that the images are downloaded from royalty-free stock image websites like

Just two days before the event, the discounted registrations were sold out. This poster was hastily designed at the middle of the night with an image implying a ‘victory sign’ as well as ‘two days to go.’

Count Down Posters

A colorful numbers’ template was downloaded from and this was the first count down poster announcing ‘five days to go.’

Another face that was popular among the Alumni!

A WhatsApp discussion somehow landed on the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobarah’ (2011) and it became the basis for this poster that also featured food (Pizza!).

The image implies a ‘victory sign’ for sold out registrations as well as a ‘two days to go’ message.

A one year old infant ‘attacking’ a birthday cake with ‘one’ written on it was the exact state of mind of the nostu organizers then!

‘Thumbs Up!’ (Fingers crossed?)

The relief after the conclusion of nostu on the 13th of August!

Let’s see what the tide will bring in for nostu 2023…

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