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48 Funny Print Ads that'll Keep You Laughing

Jason Ince - 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
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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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Astonishing Free Typography Wallpapers

Jason Ince - Friday, July 22, 2011

We love typography. What a cliche! We’ve heard it countless of times and we have seen many artists render that exact phrase. We love typography. What’s with that statement anyway? The truth? Cliche or not, We do love typography. In fact, we have not settled on an inspiration post last week. Today, we are featuring wallpapers on it, too.

Typography is an art form that the world of business, design, marketing and entertainment cannot live without. It has made earth a more colourful place to live in. It makes words go beyond their usual meaning. It gives us a more visual perspective to what we read. Okay, so maybe it doesn’t make the world exactly more colourful, but could you imagine product labels, movie titles and credits, and many other materials in need of a creative touch, without typography?

Now, imagine your desktop backgrounds with it. Feel free to download these wallpapers directly from their sources by following their respective links. Have fun browsing and downloading!

TYPOGRAPHY

tarale
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<h2Be Human Typography

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WALLPAPER: NEUE HELVETICA

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I DID IT FOR LOVE WALLPAPER

saray
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MOREMONGER WALLPAPER

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TYPOGRAPHY OBSESSED GRUNGY

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TYPE WALLPAPER

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… LIKE IT … WALLPAPER

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TYPOGRAPHY: SERIOUS BUSINESS DUDE!

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I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

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TYPE ROCKS WALLPAPER

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WALLPAPER Nº 001

andre santanad
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TYPOGRAPHY WORD

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LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

Love Typography
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EAT THIS TYPOGRAPHY WALLPAPER

Eat This Typography
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ARTIST

ARTIST
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STUDY HARD WALLPAPER

five one
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS WALLPAPER

ocularinvasion
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DEFINE YOURSELF TYPOGRAPHY

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HELVETICA WALLPAPER

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TYPOGRAPHY RETRO ITALY

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- F I X – Y O U -

fix you
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BIG BLUE WALLPAPER – NY GIANTS

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GANG GREEN WALLPAPER – NY JETS

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USAV2

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INSPIRATION WILL NOT COME

Inspiration will NOT
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- R E V O L U T I O N -

revolution
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SHADE DESIGNS WALLPAPER

Shade Designs Wallpaper
Can be downloaded in 1200 x 800
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INDONESIA

indonesia
Can be downloaded in 1280 x 960
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MIGHTY TYPO

MIGHTY TYPO
Can be downloaded in 1200 x 849
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SORRY TYPO

sorry typo
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RESISTANCE

Resistance
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OPPOSITE

Opposite
Can be downloaded in 1280 x 960
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AN ODE TO THE PIXEL

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FILL ME UP

Fill Me Up
Can be downloaded in 2560×1600
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LOPSIDED LOVE

Lopsided Love
Can be downloaded in 2560×1600
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CRUSHED

Crushed
Can be downloaded in 2560×1600
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LETTERPRESSED DAMASK

Letterpressed Damask
Can be downloaded in 2560×1600
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25 High Speed Photos to Pump Up Your Large Format Poster Designs!

Jason Ince - 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!

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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
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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


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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/

35 Creative Presentation Folder Designs for Identity Branding

Jason Ince - Wednesday, June 15, 2011



One of the basic ways for advertising a brand identity is through a presentation folder. Presentation folders are materials that are usually presented to the client to give an introduction about a company’s profile, services and other info. It is common that sales people are required to have this marketing collateral especially when dealing with clients. There are folders that are completely packed with inserts like brochures, business cards and a CD presentation; while some minimalist folders only show short details displaying their company logo, brief profile and contact numbers.

Whatever a company decides on what to include in their presentation folder, it should always be clear and appealing to its target audience. It should also visually convey the message that your company would want say. Be sure to include only important elements and useful content. Corporate folders are often printed on thick, sleek card stock to give an initial impression of the quality. Message-wise, it should also depict the company’s purpose and relevance.

For this article, we will showcase premium and creative presentation folder designs as a source of inspiration. The following materials show exemplary uniqueness and good graphic designs. Enjoy!

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30 Stunning Party Flyers for Print Design Inspiration

Jason Ince - Monday, June 13, 2011

Flyers or pamphlets are single page advertisements commonly used to promote details about an event and newly launched products and services. They are very useful for small scale businesses since they are cheap, effective and informative. It is also very popular among event marketers because they can easily distribute them anywhere. It is especially essential to clubs, restaurants and other similar establishments.

However, there are limitations to this medium. One, many readers are way to busy to read just about anything. They only take time to read what benefits or interests them. It will then be necessary on your end to make your design, layout and copy appealing and easy to understand. Two, printing can become tricky sometimes. You should make sure that your design is translated flawlessly unto paper. With that said, make sure to only get your trusted printing company to do the job for you. Otherwise, you might not get your desired results.

To help you get some ideas, we have rounded up 30 party flyer designs. With their excellent designs, you’d definitely enjoy checking them out!

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

 

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Source: http://blog.uprinting.com/30-stunning-party-flyers-for-print-design-inspiration/

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