Feb 08 2011

Eye-Catching & Clever Print Ads

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Advertisements don’t really have a second chance to make a first impression. They should be well thought out and catchy enough to influence the viewer’s opinion. Thinking out of the box is the key here that leads the design agencies to survival. Designing print ads is more challenging than some may think since there is no direct communication with the target audience.
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So the question remains: How exactly does one successfully design an ad for any company to draw enough attention and customers? All of these ads in this post manage to speak with you through a simple picture in one way or the other. They may also make you think twice and inspire you with their creativity and clever ideas of presenting particular products or ideas. Share with us your favourite(s)!

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Segmento: Humanity and Nature Are One
Humanity and nature are one. Follow the tips and preserve life:

Segmento: Humanity and nature are one

Mint Z
Improved chewing skills:

Mint Z

Banque Transatlantique
Banque Transatlantique, Fortune Management & Investment Since 1881:

Banque Transatlantique

Office of Traffic Safety: Trucker Safety, 3
Think of who’s along for the ride. If it affects you, it affects your family. Always buckle up:

Office of Traffic Safety: Trucker Safety, 3

Brazilian Red Cross: Pill
Self-medication is not a game:

Brazilian Red Cross: Pill

Get Lost in Indonesia: Tribes
First user generated tourism promotion in Indonesia:

Get Lost in Indonesia: Tribes

Purina Pet Food
Pet food that simply tastes good:

Purina

Faber-Castell: True Colours
Faber-Castell True Colours — Fire brigade:

Faber-Castell: True Colours

Volkswagen Polo: Percent
26% CO2, 26% Consumption, 15% Tax Deduction:

Volkswagen Polo: Percent

Alpika Baby Cream
When baby skin is burning — Use Alpika:

Alpika Baby Cream: Toast

Mountain Dew
Mountain Dew — Extreme meets film:

Mountain Dew

Panasonic Microwave
Stop spinning your food. Panasonic flat technology microwaves in all directions without the need to rotate:

Panasonic Microwave: Stop spinning your food

Glade Air Freshener: Flower
An air freshener that makes your room fresh like a flower:

Glade Air Freshener: Flower

Civita Art School: Babu Warhol
Real artists are born here:

Civita Art School: Babu Warhol

EDF: Clap Clap
To applaud the 22 athletes of Team EDF for their performance in 2010, close and re-open these two pages several times very quickly:

EDF: Clap Clap

WWF: Tuna
Only a portion of the catch in long line tuna fishing is tuna:

WWF: Tuna

Karnataka Tourism: Hampi
Discover new worlds:

Karnataka Tourism: Hampi

OK Q8: Wash me
Imagine coping as much as your car:

OK Q8: Wash me

FedEx: Holida
Big or small, each holiday package is special:

FedEx: Holiday

MemoPlus: Repeating pages
They say the more you repeat, the bigger the chances to memorize something:

MemoPlus: Repeating pages

No Skito Repellent Spray
Attack of the Vein-Invaders — NoSkito insect repellent spray can protect you from biting insects for up to 8 hours:

No Skito Repellent Spray:Attack of the Vein-Invaders

Kiss Radio
For those who aren’t good with numbers:

Kiss Radio: For those who aren't good with number

Assuta: X-ray
Personal nursing services:

Assuta: X-ray

Bucharest Traffic Police
There are better ways to meet new people. Don’t drink and drive:

Bucharest Traffic Police: Meet New People, Stretche

ICC Cricket World Cup/a>
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bangladesh:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Bangladesh

Land Rover: Hornets
Play tough. Official partner of England Rugby:

Land Rover:Hornets

Studio Universal: Psycho
Great cinema’s collateral effects:

Studio Universal: Psycho

Aids Task Force: Lips
Keep the sex out of your blood. Use a condom:

Israel Aids Task Force: Lips

Perfetti Sour Marbels: Blackboard
Really really sour:

Perfetti Sour Marbels: Blackboard

McDonald’s McCafe: Woman
Everyone needs his morning coffee. Every day from 7am:

McDonald’s McCafe: Woman

Tzabar Travel Agency
Roger Waters in Paris, 3 nights + concert:

Tzabar Travel Agency: Roger Waters in Paris

Mazda2: Free exercise
Mazda2 Always on the go:

Mazda2: Free exercise

Cesar Dog Food
Merry Woof and a Happy Woof Woof:

Cesar Dog Food: Merry Woof

L’Etudiant: Veterinary
Are you sure your career choice is the best fit? Youth’s got future:

L'Etudiant: Veterinary

Yalook.com: Fashion Faces, Replay
Cardigan by Replay and many more fashion brands:

Yalook.com: Fashion Faces, Replay

Electrolux Facile High Pressure Washer
The new high pressure washer from Electrolux. Water savings up to 80%. More care for the planet, only if you use it to put out fire in the Amazon:

Electrolux Facile High Pressure Washer: Amazon

Land Rover Phone: Safari
The Land Rover S1 phone — incredibly tough:

Land Rover Phone: Safari

Tefal Blender: Psycho Carrot
They won’t see it coming. Tefal blender with silence plus technology:

Tefal Blender: Psycho Carrot

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About the Author

Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

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Comments and Discussions
  • Andy, 08 February 2011

    Great collection. Great graphics.

  • Nima Heydarian, 08 February 2011

    I love you.

    I’ve been looking for a good print designer for our print ads. This is a great source to find some of them.

  • Irina Paroshina-Avadyaeva, 08 February 2011

    All graphics is very impressive, but IMHO not all is winning solution. For example the ship I associate with Titanic ))))

  • Taddeo, 09 February 2011

    Great post. I especially like the KISS Radio ad. Great ideas here. Thanks.

  • Vivek Parmar, 09 February 2011

    great collection, some of them are exceptionally great

  • raybak, 09 February 2011

    The mInt Z chewing skills ad is very creative..

  • Sruthish, 09 February 2011

    Simply superb, these are out of box collections…

  • Adriana, 09 February 2011

    Hey Bhanu, this is an awesome collection of print ads! I think the replay ad with the folded cardigan is really creative :)

  • volunteer south africa, 09 February 2011

    hahaha i like the one with the dogs propeller bum

  • James, 10 February 2011

    I am still laughing at some of these. the Alpika Baby Cream had me almost falling out of my chair. That is awesome creativity!!! Who would’ve thought (or dared) to use a baby’s bottom as a toaster???

  • Rupinder Singh, 11 February 2011

    thanks for sharing ..

  • ArenaCreative, 14 February 2011

    Such great inspirational examples.. what a great post. Sharing the heck out of it now.

  • shruti nanda, 19 February 2011

    Nice collections of ads.

  • Isaac, 02 March 2011

    It is a wonderful collection, very impressive

  • rob steele, 23 March 2011

    love the pencil advert, pure inspiration.

  • Good collections, inspiring!!!

  • Mitalee, 07 May 2011

    every single one of them is fantastic! kudos for making the effort.

  • Karan Gupta, 18 May 2011

    Yep agree… Its Aces… Couldn’t stop going trough it!!!

  • Rowena, 21 August 2011

    Absolutely love the Mint Z advert, very clever I must say. Faber-Castell ad is great as well! Excellent collection. Thank you! I thoroughly enjoyed looking through them. Incredibly inspiring!

  • mohit singh, 11 October 2011

    yours add designs r really creative & eye appealing i must appreciate it….good job keep going

  • Ankit Shah, 28 January 2012

    its really amazing collection……….

  • manali, 29 October 2012

    reay creative.the first tree one was the best and others like icc world cricket and fedex holiday gift were nice collection

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