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48 Funny Print Ads that'll Keep You Laughing

Stuart Frame - Monday, August 22, 2011

Though hundreds of Print Ads are made each year to promote various products, not many can be considered successful based on the response of both the critics and the general public. People have seen so many advertisements that they’ll be quick to blast unoriginal or overused concepts. They also expect witty and powerful copy. For budding graphic artists trying to make a name for themselves in the field of advertising, it is essential to  find out what particular formulas have worked or failed in the past. And of course, the only way to do so is check out other works that have gotten the nod of critics and audience alike.

Something that has been present for a lot of successful print ads is the element of humor. While it isn’t really necessary, ads injected with humor, whether it be a form of sarcasm or just a clever joke, will most likely be remembered and talked about by the audience. We have compiled 48 of the funniest print ads made in recent years for your inspiration and sheer entertainment. Enjoy!

 

DULCOLAX: RATS

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“It works.”
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GATOS: CAR

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“One life for a biscuit.”
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GOLD’S GYM: FACEBOOK

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” What you leave out of Facebook, put it into Gold’s Gym.”
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POLO MINTS: ESKIMO

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“Polo
The mint with the hole”
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BAYGON: COCKROACH

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PURINA BARK IN THE PARK: TREE

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PRINGLES HOT & SPICY: HOT AIR BALLOON

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MAIS PRINTING HOUSE: TATTOO

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“Avoid disappointing results.”
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CALGARY ZOO: CAVEGIRL

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“Go back in time.
Dinosaurs Alive!”
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GOOD NIGHT MATTRESS: THIEF

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“Fall asleep easily.”
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KISS FM 97.7: FATHER

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“iPod..I’m your father.”
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FINDUS FRAICH’FRITES: GRANDCHILDREN, 2

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“Granny’s fries without the Granny”
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FIAT AMBULANCE LINE: ICEBERG

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“You never know how big of a problem you will find.
Introducing the fiat ambulance line.”
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SOFTLAN ULTRA: RUGBY

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AUDI: AFTER-EFFECTS, ROBBER

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“Can’t stop driving.”
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CAFÉ TAINÁ: DON’T SLEEP, PRISONER

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“When sleeping is not an option.”
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TATA BEVERAGES BILLY TEA: WOMEN WERE

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“Tea from a time when men were men and women were kind of like what men are now.”
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KITADOL: BAD MOOD

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“Get her back.
Kitadol. Menstrual period.”
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ISCA TAPS: MIRROR

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“Beautiful taps.”
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LG: BREAST

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“LG Optimus 3D Smartphone. For more realistic pictures.”
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LIBRAIRIE L’ÉCHANGE: SELF-HYPNOSIS

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“Self-Hypnosis
For the books you’ll never read again
L’Échange used books”
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SHIELDTOX NATURGARD: CHAMELEON

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“Natural protection.”
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LOTERIA DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES: MONEY

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“4 million bucks. The New year Jackpot.”
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BOMBRIL FORT: GIRL

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“Protect your dreams”
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TOPGEAR MAGAZINE: ROAD SAFETY, SOCIAL MEDIA

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“Thames
Paul Johnson just checked in @ the bottom of the river Thames.
Driving and social media just don’t mix.”
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SEAT: THE ROAD

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“Avoid surprises
AFS side lightning system on Seat Ibiza.”
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3M SCOTCH BRITE ROLLER: DOG

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PRINGLES HOT & SPICY: HOT AIR BALLOON

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THE ATELIER: PORTRAIT

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“We teach that tricky area between 2 and 3.”
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VAUQUITA: ORDER

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BANDSPORTS: BIRTHDAY

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“24/7 Sports Channel
BandSports”
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ARIEL: NAMASTE

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“Stubborn stains?”
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LAND ROVER: GAS TANK

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AVIS: REUNION

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“Luxury car rental”
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SAMSUNG: WORKER

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“Group shots, without group efforts.
WB700 with wide-angle lens.”
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WWF: TARZAN

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“15 square kilometer of rain forest disappears every minute.”
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TELMEX: VIDEO SECURITY

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“Upper Row (From left to right): Reads other people’s mail, leaves early, keeps alcohol in the drawer, steals office supplies.
Lower Row (From left to right): Always late, she is a man, nose picker, cries constantly, doesn’t work here.”
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ORTOIMPLANT DENTAL CLINIC: FANS

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” All your teeth back in just 24 hours.”
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WORLD AIDS DAY: THE GRIM REAPER

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BC LUNG ASSOCIATION: INFO

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EUROSTAR: THE BARBER

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“It’s summertime in London.
Paris-London 77EURO return”
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YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD BY CFP-E/SHOTS: POOL

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“Born to create drama”
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MCDONALD’S: THE REAL MILKSHAKE

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LEBEAU AUTO GLASS: MAFIOSO

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“Fast repairs”
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KIA: SERVICE

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“Ultimate care for your car at Kia Service.”
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ASONOR: CHIPPENDALE

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“Give back her dreams
Anti-snoring Asonor”
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ROWENTA RO4541: DUCK

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“RO4541 Silence Force
2100 Watt Vacuum Cleaner
Rowenta”
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GOOGLE: DID YOU MEAN BATTLESHIP?

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“Did you mean? battleship
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32 Brilliant Poster Design Tutorials In Photoshop

Stuart Frame - Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Posters are great avenues to showcase one’s creativity. They allow artists to express themselves in countless ways. Unlike other print media, posters do not limit designers with certain layouts and design requirements. You can even use any design element that you wish.

One popular way of creating awesome poster designs is through Photoshop. In today’s post, we have compiled 32 brilliant poster designs and links on how they were done. We’re pretty certain you’ll learn something new even if you’re already a seasoned designer. Feel free to follow the respective sources and leave a comment below if there are any poster design tutorials you want to share.

MAKE A RETRO SPACE THEMED POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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MAKING A SUPERHERO MOVIE TEASER POSTER

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DESIGN THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN MOVIE POSTER

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CREATING A SPECTRUM POSTER DESIGN IN PHOTOSHOP

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DESIGN A SWISS STYLE MUSIC FESTIVAL POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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CREATE A BLACK SWAN INSPIRED MOVIE POSTER

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DESIGN A VINTAGE STYLE SWISSAIR TRAVEL POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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DESIGN A SIMPLE TEXTURED TYPOGRAPHIC POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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MAKE A VINTAGE PLANETARY LANDSCAPE POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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CREATE A WILD WESTERN “WANTED” POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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HOW TO CREATE A MYSTERIOUS POSTER DESIGN WITH 3D TEXT

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DESIGN A GRUNGE VINTAGE POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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HOW TO CREATE A VINTAGE STYLE ZOMBIE MOVIE POSTER

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CREATE ABSTRACT POSTER EFFECTS

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CREATE A RETRO SCI-FI MOVIE MONSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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CREATE A STYLISH GRUNGE POSTER WITH 3D TYPOGRAPHY IN PHOTOSHOP

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DESIGN A GRUNGY, ROCK & ROLL GIG POSTER

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DESIGN A RETRO STYLED POSTER

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CREATE A FUTURISTIC PORTRAIT POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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CREATE A REMARKABLE POSTER WITH DECORATIVE ELEMENTS

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COMBINE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY TO CREATE AN ABSTRACT POSTER LAYOUT

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MASTER RETRO POSTER DESIGN

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CREATE A RETRO URBAN GIG POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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INCEPTION POSTER WITH REPOUSSE IN PHOTOSHOP CS5

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CREATE A FANTASTIC ABSTRACT FAN POSTER

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CREATE PUNK POSTER ART

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HOW TO DESIGN A GEOMETRIC POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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HOW TO CREATE AN INTENSE MOVIE POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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CREATE A MIX RETRO AND VECTOR POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP AND ILLUSTRATOR

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CREATE A STYLISH RETRO FUTURISTIC POSTER IN PHOTOSHOP

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CREATE A REFRESHING BEER THEMED POSTER DESIGN IN PHOTOSHOP

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DESIGN A CLASSIC SERIF POSTER

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Article Source: http://www.youthedesigner.com/2011/08/01/32-brilliant-poster-design-tutorials-in-photoshop/

August 1, 2011


    25 High Speed Photos to Pump Up Your Large Format Poster Designs!

    Stuart Frame - Wednesday, July 06, 2011

    Alright, first thing’s first- the following images were NOT “photoshopped”, nor were they run through an image editor for anything other than resizing. These otherworldly images are a result of ingenious lighting and shutter-speed settings.

    The technology behind high speed photography was developed by German weapons scientists during the First World Ward to aid in arms research and development. Today, there are several methods one can use to take high speed photographs, but all of them basically involve very fast shutter or camera sensor speeds.

    Our eyes, while being incredible machines on their own, suffer from certain limitation in terms of speed and our brains are not capable of accurately recognising fast-moving objects. That’s why things in motion appear as a blur to us, and on slower cameras. With the right equipment however, we can unlock worlds that have been right in front of us all along.

    These 25 high speed photos are but some of the more awe-inspiring shots out there! High speed photos tend to capture our imaginations because a lot of the time, we are just *really* seeing things for what they are for the very first time. Scroll down to see:

    Disclaimer: The images on this page are not owned by UPrinting and are used solely as design examples. Please click on the images to see their original sources.


    25 Out-of-This-World High Speed Photographs!

    Please click on photos to see their original sources.

    High Speed Photos - Drip
    By ikerr


    High Speed Photos - Milk
    By Olivier Landreau aka lepopov


    High Speed Photos - Raspberry + milk
    By trishhyyy.


    High Speed Photos - Showerhead
    By dina_149


    High Speed Photos - Red Drop
    By Frank_F_S


    High Speed Photos - paint 1
    By dennisdijk87


    High Speed Photos - rubber ducky
    By Lee Delaunay


    High Speed Photos - rainbow
    By photoboothguy


    High Speed Photos - rainbow 2
    By Saleh Bajahlan


    High Speed Photos - shining shimmering splendid
    All rights reserved by C a f r i n e


    High Speed Photos - splash
    By paranoidandreas


    High Speed Photos - egg
    By winsnick


    High Speed Photos - candle
    By MrWilkens


    High Speed Photos - occam
    By MrWilkens


    High Speed Photos - syringe
    By dongga BS


    High Speed Photos - duo
    All rights reserved by Scottdd222


    High Speed Photos - monster
    Some rights reserved by innoxiuss


    High Speed Photos - shroom
    by ~Stridsberg


    High Speed Photos - yoda /></a><br />
<em> All rights reserved by Inapond</em></p>
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<a href=High Speed Photos - aqua yellow
    All rights reserved by linden.g


    High Speed Photos - bulbehhh
    All rights reserved by Mark Watson (kalimistuk)


    High Speed Photos - tomato
    by `KevLewis


    High Speed Photos - bulb
    By josefrancisco.salgado


    High Speed Photos - bubble
    By richard.heeks


    High Speed Photos - bird
    By Kals Pics

     
     

    Got comments or suggestions? Drop us a line! Check out the artists’ portfolios for more amazing high speed photography samples. We print large format posters in high detail on durable HP paper on your choice of glossy or semi-glossy finishes. These prints look great just about anywhere and are sure to make a splash on your next business presentation!

    Images are property of their respective authors and are for inspiration purposes only. Please click on images to find sources.

    Article Source: http://blog.uprinting.com/25-high-speed-photos-to-pump-up-your-large-format-poster-designs/

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