50+ Great Examples of Creative Print Advertisement Design

written by aext on June 23, 2010 in Graphics and Showcases with 36 comments

It’s often said that designing for commercial purposes is probably the most challenging part of all design. Especially advertisement design is mentioned in this context: If an advertisement design wants to succeed, it has to unite cleverness and often humour as well as an astonishing, innovative design approach to be remarkable. An adage says that a bad product is more likely to be bought with a good advertisement; and a good product won’t be bought with a bad advertisement. Unfortunately, there are very little advertisement designs which are really well made. In this article, I will showcase some of them.

Diesel – Be Stupid

Diesel - Be Stupid


Diesel - Be Stupid


Diesel - Be Stupid


Diesel – Sex Sells

Diesel - Sex Sells


Diesel - Sex Sells

Stockholms Hundforum

Stockholms Hundforum

“What’s your dog up to when it’s home alone?”

Unicef – Child Abuse

Unicef - Child Abuse

“If you don’t fight child abuse, who will?”

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate Cancer Foundation

“Prostate cancer? A blood test will tell you.”

International Society for Human Rights

“We are celebrating 60 years of the universal declaration of human rights. Keep supporting the fight and join us.”

international society for human rights


international society for human rights


international society for human rights


Mercedes Benz – Brake Assistant Plus

mercedes benz: brake assistant plus



“The No. 1 paint”

boysen lily


boysen hibiscus


Ben & Jerry’s

Ben & Jerry's





Nike – Basketball Battlefield

nike - basketball battlefield


The Economist

the economist



“Engineered for a lower impact on the environment. The lowest CO2 emission car range in Europe.”



“For sensitive teeth.”








Sour Marbels

sour marbels

“Really sour.”



“Independent grip. Intelligently applied.”

Marmite Squeezy

marmite squeezy

“You either like it or you hate it.”

Nykke & Kokki – Business Food

nykke & kokki


Adidas China

adidas china


Nike Football

nike football


Lego – Builders of Tomorrow


Pedestrian Council of Australia

pedestrian council of australia

“Kill a kid. Kill a family. Slow down in school zones.”

Pat the Baker

pat the baker

“The toast of Ireland.”

Ortoimplant Dental Clinic

ortoimplant dental clinic

“All your teeth back in just 24 hours.”

Muddy York Rugby Football Club

muddy york rugby football club

“Now recruiting. Join Toronto’s gay rugby team.”

Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Charles XI Parish

estonian evangelican lutheran curch charles xi parish

“Dear Jesus Christ, happy birthday!”

Tiji TV

tiji tv

“As imaginative as children.”

Power Horse Energy Drink

power horse energy drink

“This could get ugly.”

Mentos Pure Fresh

mentos pure fresh

“Crunchy outside. Refreshing inside. Surprising chewing gum with liquid filling.”

Samu Social

samu social

“Indifference kills.”



“No exit.”



“Cameras with Anti-Shake Image Stabilization”



“90 degrees parking. Only for smart owners.”

Calgary Zoo

calgary zoo

“Go back in time. Dinosaurs alive. Now at the Calgary zoo.”



“It’s what mosquitos would use on mosquitos they don’t like.”

The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario)

the lcbo




“Though enough for any job.”

Land Transport NZ and NZ Police

land transport nz and nz police

“Sleep before you drive.”

BC Lung Association

bc lung association


GRT Radisson – Teppanyaki food

grt radisson - teppanyaki food


Alex Varanese – ALT/1977

“[I'd] grab all the modern technology I could find, take it to the late 70′s, superficially redesign it all to blend in, start a consumer electronics company to unleash it upon the world, then sit back as I rake in billions, trillions, or even millions of dollars. I’ve explored that idea in this series by re-imagining four common products from 2010 as if they were designed in 1977: an mp3 player, a laptop, a mobile phone and a handheld video game system. I then created a series of fictitious but stylistically accurate print ads to market them, as well as a handful of abstract posters (you know, just for funsies).”

alex varanese - alt/1977


alex varanese alt/1977


alex varanese alt/1977


alex varanese alt/1977