Stunningly Creative and Unforgettable Print Ads

August 3rd, 2011

Advertising is done in order to catch the attention of a target audience and deliver a specific message in a clear and concise manner. An effective ad is one that catches the attention of the onlooker with its added wow factor. Here we have put together a creative collection of tremendous advertisements for your marketing inspiration.

In this collection you will find tons of unique ideas to market your business and goods or services. This collection includes print ads as well as several other outdoor advertisements for your to get your marketing wheels turning. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions about this post with us in the comments. Enjoy!

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This ad is done for FedEx showing their services from USA to Brazil. The concept of using maps makes this ad so outstanding.


Homelessness Awareness: WOMAN
This clever advertisement is done by Publicis Conseil Advertising Agency for Homelessness Awareness (Samusocial company) in France that highlights the public awareness message.


Panasonic 3D TV: Dino
This ad for Panasonic reflects the 3D quality that Panasonic TV’s possess, giving you the illusion of the reality.


ThaiHealth Promotion Foundation: Bike
This ad promotes the awareness that one should not drive in a sleepy state.


Sabesp: Sachets Ad
This overly creative ad to promote awareness of wasting water, incorporated the message into the presentation.


Protex Antibacterial Soap: Sneakers
This is truly creative ad for an antibacterial soap that shows germs lingering under a fingernail.


Berger: Sky
A clever Berger paints billboard advertisement playing on the truly natural tones of their colors.


Lion show
This is a uniquely eye catching ad revealing the how close to the wildlife this park intends to get its visitors.


Fabercastell Truecolours: Shark
This ad is for Fabercastell Truecolurs and has been done with extreme creativity that shows the color pencil in the shape of a shark.


Pizza & Love: Fight for the Amazonas
This ad was done for the campaign Pizza & Love: Fight for the Amazonas. Showing a slice of pizza representing the Amazonian rain forests against a grease-stain map on a pizza board globe.

Screenshot Ear Glasses
This ad is for Ear glasses is for audiobooks and effectively conveys the reading with your ears. Creativity speaks!


Pilot: Mummy
This ad is for Pilot Ball Pen which uniquely demonstrates the water resistant nature of their pen and ink.


CNN Turk: Camera Man
This creative ad connotes that dozens of other news channels and media outlets get information from CNN.


This ad really stands out as it somewhat painfully communicates its message. Truly inspired and punishing.


ITV Injustice
This ad using negative space for effect was done for a program where questions are raised as how to treat violent criminals.


Advertisers Without Borders: Forest
Loads of brainstorming went into the creation of this ad that shows if you destroy forest, you are actually destroying yourself. The message conveyed in this ad is whatever you do to the world you do to yourself.


Amnesty International: Fight With Signatures
This ad signifies the power of the pen equating them with bullets, saying that a signature can as powerful as a bullet. Think twice!


Band-Aid’s, use of the Incredible Hulk to demonstrate the stretch-ability of their flexible fabric.


Samsung MP3 Player: Elvis
With Samsung MP3 players, the sound is so realistic its as if the band is singing right into your ear. Or so the ad would have you believe.


Mambocino Coffee Co.: Mug
The Mambocino Coffee Co.: Mug ad exceptionally conveys the strength of the company’s coffee in a playful and attention grabbing manner.


Kerrygold: Feather


This ad was designed to show how much cleaner and clearer a sound Sony can offer its users.


WWF: Lungs
The ad creatively blends imagery and message using disappearing forests (the planets lungs) to impact the viewer and stir them into action before as the ad says, it’s too late.


Here is public awareness message trying to convey the risks of driving while impaired by alcohol.


This ad gives you a clear picture of how eye bank makes a difference in someone’s life.


Auckland Transport: Kids see roads differently
This ad suggests how dangerously kids view roads, encouraging the public to be aware and to slow down.


Samsonite: Protection
This ad creatively positions Samsonite’s bags as being strong and virtually indestructible. Or to quote the add, worldproof.


Olympus Binoculars: Koala
This imaginative binoculars ad playfully conveys how they make the object appear as if it is right in your face.


Aquafresh flex top toothbursh: Cleans all gaps
This toothbrush ad does a fantastic job conveying the cleaning power of the product, having it appear as dental floss.


Sleeping Leopard
This ad for a wildlife park that is open until midnight cleverly combines simple and whimsical ideas and images for a cute message delivery.


Cafe Rico
The message of undisturbable comfort creatively comes to life in this ad.


Capture the Moment
This ad brilliantly puts forth the idea of capturing the beautiful moments life has to offer and holding on to them to savor all they bring.


Outdoor Advertisements

Denver Water: Channel
This ad was designed on the concept of saving water using a minimalist approach baring the message that you should use only what you really need.


Tropicana: Billboard powered by oranges
Creativity goes way outside the box for this ingenious ad that extracts electrical energy from a large panel of oranges to power a neon sign. To indicate how much energy the body can get from orange juice.


The Economist: Lightbulb
This very clever ad hints at the Economists’ ability to give its readers an idea. That they get you thinking.


With the popular candybar slogan, “gimme a break” deliciously transformed into a bench to sit down and relax on takes this slogan to a whole new level.


A very powerful message for stronger marriages done so simply and cleverly that the impact and message stand out boldly.


Donatos Pizza: Newscaster
The ad effectively demonstrates how desirable and tempting this pizza is by ‘incorporating’ the fake ad beside it.


By incorporating the poles on which these clever ads hang, the imagery delivers the message in an ideal way.


Tibits vegetarian restaurant: Fork
This ad was created for a large vegetarian restaurant chain in Switserland demonstrating the freshness of Tibits food to the people walking by.


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Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers.


48 comments for „Stunningly Creative and Unforgettable Print Ads
  1. lxn on August 3rd, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Awesome creative gallery!

  2. ReXTaN on August 3rd, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Really, awesome ads! :)

  3. Aaron Conaway on August 3rd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    These ads are awesome, I love the lightbulb, walk under, it lights up, very cool stuff, inspirational

  4. Juegos Friv on August 4th, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Originally and great Ads !!!! thanks for Share

    • PiccoloSocrate on August 4th, 2011 at 9:52 am

      Originally and inspiring ads ! In Italy we’ve only the “and you where you’ll put in ?” (sexual ads)

  5. Jenn on August 4th, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Wonderful and inspiring collection! My only concern is that I hope the Amnesty International ad didn’t actually go out with that terrible spelling mistake.

  6. Charis on August 4th, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Amazing… thanks

  7. Designerist on August 4th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Creative and inspiring – the power of simplicity! Thanks a lot for sharing.

  8. Nudsch on August 4th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    So much time is invested in brainstorming to create a powerful ad with a simple message. It’s a pity, though, that a wrong spelling was overseen in the Amnesty International Poster.
    It reads “Signiture” instead Signature:

  9. biwebco on August 4th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    best thx! With great pleasure looked this collections.

  10. Steedles on August 4th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Nice collection of creative! Love how these visual stimulates the creative juices…

  11. ????? on August 4th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    really, really great. amazing ads

  12. Kapil A on August 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Quite a lot of food for thought… I like the minimalist designs more, as in M/WE and Denver Water…

  13. Zhu on August 5th, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Great selection! I don’t mind ads when they are that clever.

    I can’t believe the Amnesty International one has a typo though… SignIture instead of signAture :lol:

  14. irene todaro on August 5th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Wow!!! Amazing gallery of wonderful works ;-)

  15. Dinesh Verma on August 5th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Good and big list of awesomeness. Loved it and shared it.

  16. Robert Bowen on August 5th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Really glad this post struck a chord with everyone! :D Like so many have said, there is so much inspiration in this post!

    Noupe Editorial Team

  17. bono on August 6th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    the lightbulb and kitkat ones are really cool. nice ads thanks for sharing! :)

  18. Kevin Gross on August 8th, 2011 at 7:41 am

    these are fantastic Adds! amazing Gallery!

  19. Bambi Corro III on August 8th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    WOW!!! this is really something! i love how they incorporated 2 banner slots to create a connected pizza ad!

  20. Muddassar on August 9th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Amazing, really wonderful

  21. ludwig on August 11th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    some really nice creative works up there! this “Protex Antibacterial Soap: Sneakers” ad with the gian finger i found somehow very nice and unusual approach.

  22. NazzQmak on August 13th, 2011 at 6:27 pm


  23. Noueman KHAL on August 16th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    This guys are artist….

  24. TyDu on August 16th, 2011 at 7:27 pm


  25. Abdallah Mounib on August 16th, 2011 at 8:11 pm


  26. Rafael on August 16th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    great ads

  27. Farhan on August 16th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Its too good.

  28. Iftikhar Jaffar on August 16th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    So creative……..Amazing collection

  29. Quyen Tran on August 16th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Brilliant!! A kind of combination of Simplistic & Creative, clever & powerful.

  30. onwa on August 16th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    creativity at its best loved all of them……………..

  31. mitra on August 17th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    there is a so smart mind behind them!! i think they will be so saccesful ads

  32. mohamed arifi on August 17th, 2011 at 1:30 am

    wow so fantastic . i love you adobe

  33. Akbar Shaikh on August 17th, 2011 at 3:24 am

    so good and too much creativity mind ,,,,keep it up, cheer’s for them,,,,,,,

  34. Dinesh on August 17th, 2011 at 7:00 am

    u r genius & creativity mind

  35. AndreiMH on August 17th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Article aside, WOW, your website is beautiful. I wish I had those designing skills. Congrats!

  36. Jake on August 17th, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    This is one of the most enjoyable collections I’ve yet seen. Very stimulating use of all elements of design, with ample doses of pain and humor mixed in. These get me excited to work on my own projects.

  37. Sudha on August 17th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Interesting work, really gets one engaged and wonder at the creativity.

  38. IRIS VALSAN on August 17th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    nice collections….wonderful ideas….seeing ads like these is like reading zen quotes…..power of creativity….

  39. George Marin on August 18th, 2011 at 2:30 am

    Are you kidding me? Most of this ideas are OLD !!! “The picture of your TV-screen is so real, is like having a dinosaur in your home”… Come on, that’s the oldest trick of advertising. There are 1000 variant of that idea…

    The only good ones are:
    The Economist: Lightbulb
    Denver Water: Channel

    The rest: Seen that many times before…

  40. gegaleano on August 19th, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Yes….wow so fantastic …kiss from Colombia!!!

  41. fjarla on August 29th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Great collection! I was looking for the Share button to post on social networks easily though. :(

  42. nik on September 1st, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    nice!!! inspired for real…cheers guys

  43. Kim Dong on September 6th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Why dont have Facebook like button in here ?
    Cool Collection ^ ^

  44. Orlando on October 11th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    The one wit hte car and the bicycle stand out to me. Very odd…. but meaningful.

  45. Apple Villalobos on October 25th, 2011 at 5:42 am

    I looove this collection! I was looking for a facebook like button as well!!!!!

  46. Pete on November 6th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Superb work! Great inspiration!

  47. Disha Shinde on January 5th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    awesome article. helped the designer in me alot. thank u so much for that. simply loved it!!