In 2015, the ISSVWS changed from an evening poetry reading event to a daytime poetry, art, and crafting educational event. The change in poster coloration reflects this change. From the beginning, ISSVWS's press packets required Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Microsoft Word.
As of the 2016-17 ISSVWS season, distribution of posters was limited to Instagram instead of producing printed posters. The scale of the 2016-17 posters reflects this media difference.