Funny Ads for Inspiration

In many settings advertisements tend to be ignored or overlooked. When flipping through a magazine you probably skip past the ads unless something really catches your attention. The same thing applies when it comes to driving by billboards, browsing online, or interacting anywhere else where ads appear.

One approach for ad designers to capture the attention and interest of viewers is to use humor. Most of us will stop and pay attention to ads if they grab our attention and make us laugh.

In this post we’ll showcase 30 examples of advertisements that user humor to make an impact on viewers.

Nikon: Face Detect

Nikon: Face Detect

Nikon: Face Detect

Nikon: Face Detect

Sauber Pantyhose: Robber

Sauber Pantyhose: Robber

Nutri Balance: Husband

Nutri Balance: Husband

Softlan Ultra: Wrestling

Softlan Ultra: Wrestling

Colgate Plax

Colgate Plax

Wolf Hot Sauce: Hand Dryer

Wolf Hot Sauce: Hand Dryer

Nu-Way Weiners: Uncle Sam

Nu-Way Weiners: Uncle Sam

The Sunday Times: Sport Rich List

The Sunday Times: Sport Rich List

Surfrider Foundation: Bottle

Surfrider Foundation: Bottle

Panasonic Nose Trimmer

Panasonic Nose Trimmer

Softlan Ultra: Rugby

Softlan Ultra: Rugby

Zoom from Olympus

Zoom from Olympus

8in1 Dental Snacks: Bad Dog Breath

8in1 Dental Snacks: Bad Dog Breath

Suplicy Cafe: Chemistry Genius

Suplicy Cafe: Chemistry Genius

Pattex Superglue: Mousetrap

Pattex Superglue: Mousetrap

Fujifilm Finepix Cameras: Poker

Fujifilm Finepix Cameras: Poker

Bose Noise Reduction Headphones: Waterfall

Bose Noise Reduction Headphones: Waterfall

Kagatani Knife: Kitchen

Kagatani Knife: Kitchen

Glassex Window Cleaner: Magician

Glassex Window Cleaner: Magician

WMF Knives: Fly

WMF Knives: Fly

Lamborghini Tractors: Farmer

Lamborghini Tractors: Farmer

McDonald’s: Cinderella

McDonald's: Cinderella

Sony: Theatre Atmosphere

Sony: Theatre Atmosphere

Dulcolax: Rats

Dulcolax: Rats

Pringles Hot & Spicy: Hot Air Balloon

Pringles Hot & Spicy: Hot Air Balloon

Eurostar: The Barber

Eurostar: The Barber

Arena Swimwear: Predator

Arena Swimwear: Predator

Burger King: Real Big Burgers

Burger King: Real Big Burgers

Childsurance: Angry BabyChildsurance: Angry Baby

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Breathtaking Animation Highlights The Plight Of The Honey Bee

Greenpeace’s fake ad aims to help raise awareness of the growing disappearance of honey bees.

Continually exposed to various threats, including parasites and pesticides, the future of the honey bee currently looks a little grim. Aware of the impact the extinction of these little insects would have on humans and the environment, Greenpeace recently commissioned the teams at Polynoid and Woodblock to create a fake commercial, highlighting the plight of the disappearing honey bee.

The result is this beautifully produced two-and-a-half-minute spot, which introduces audiences to a robotic bee before explaining why these eradicate the need for the real thing. It ends with Greenpeace asking if we want to create a new world or save the one we already have.

The CG and animation is nothing short of brilliant in this piece. Look out for the arrival of a real bee, the detail and photorealism of which, in particular, is incredible. A wonderful concept, beautifully executed.

Words: Kerrie Hughes

Awesome Packaging Design

A good packaging design can serve as the best advertisement for the product it was created to hold. No wonder many advertisers and designers spend a great deal of time and effort to create eye-catching, meaningful, funny, and clever packaging designs. Here’s a collection of some of the most creative and inspiring packaging ideas that immediately put a smile on your face. You won’t believe how clever some of them are.

1. Jooze Fruit Juices Package

Jooze Fruit Juices Package Design by Yunyeen Yong

 Designed by Yunyeen Yong

2. Note Headphones

Designer Corinne Pant

3. Tea Hangers

Designed by Soon Mo Kang

4. “City Harvest” Grocery Bag

Designed by Andy Winner and One Show Merit

5. Honey Made by Bees

Designed by Maksi Marbuzov

6. NYC Spaghetti

Designer: Alex Creamer

7. Ford Ranger Extreme: Matchbox

Advertising Agency: JWT, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8. Creative Japanese Pastry Packaging

Designer unknown

9. Beehive Honey Squares

Designed by Lacy Kuhn

10. Origami Beer

Designed by Clara Lindsten

11. Kiss: Fruit and vegetable puree

Designed by Alexandra Istratova

12. Kokeshi Matchsticks

Designed by kokeshi-m.com

13. Moustache Paintbrushes

Designed by Simon Laliberté

14. Whitebites dog snacks

Designer: Cecilia Uhr

15. Zen Perfume

Designed by Igor Mitin

16. Fishing Boat Water Bottle

Designed by Designers Anonymous

17. Juicy Juice Boxes

Designed by Preston Grubbs

18. Mini Oliva Olive Oil

Source: packaginguqam.blogspot.com

19. Blood of Grapes Wine Bottle

Designed by Constantin Bolimond

20. Green Berry Tea

Designed by Natalia Ponomareva

21. Fruit Juice Packaging

Designed by Naoto Fukasawa

22. Coffin-Shaped Cigarette Case

Designed by: Reynolds and Reyner

23. Pink Glasses Wine Bottles

Designed by Luksemburk

24. Butter! Better!

Designed by Yeongkeun

25. Smirnoff Caipiroska

 

Awesome Examples of Typography

This time we’re gonna show you some truly inspiring works with text, also referred to as typography. This can be used many places; in magazines, advertisements, websites, logos and more. These great pieces will show you that there are no boundaries and that you can make almost anything with text if you have a good portion of creativity and talent.

Typography can in todays terms be so much more than what you find in a book or magazine. It’s turned into a very inspiring form of art, and there are many great pieces out there. Many times they can be mixed with either other graphical elements or some sort of poem or saying. Here we’ve picked the ones that can inspire you and maybe give you some new ideas. Enjoy!

Burdened by ~dylanroscover

 Gun by ~mou5e

En Masse by ~clockblock

your type by ~O-nay

I Speak Alone by ~Gordorca

Beauty by *mrgraphicsguy

Typography Plate 002 by ~Postpwned

I am not myself by ~OrigamiSuicida

What Lies Within by ~um0p3pisdn

Got a Light by ~DesertViper

Typography by ~e-emoo

John Lennon in Type by ~Dencii

Come Back To Me_1600×1050 by ~Dmaghar

Lying by =RenzGFX

Steven Paul Jobs by ~dylanroscover

The Raven by ~swordfishll

Lion by ~rickystuffedpie

The Garamond Fox by ~StolenStars

Martin Luther King Jr. in Type by ~Dencii

Lemons by ~Beautelle

Big Yellow taxi by ~TonyFbaby

Milking by ~buioaloha

The Fall of Sin – Extended by =Anton101

Bang. by ~Q8Toba

Conceptual Art by ~AagaardDS

99 Percent by *jeffrey

Highway of Endless Dreams by ~Axytrix

Addiction by ~tokarnia

Typography by ~AilesdeMort

The Dark Knight by *Prain

love’ by ~drinadesign

One chance by ~Papa-figo

creativity is my thing by *razangraphics

 

social networking by ~IigouthamiI

Typo by ~KalvinK

We hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from these great examples that show the diversity that can be found within typography. Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, maybe you’ve liked some and disliked others. We would also love to hear your opinions. Which is your favorite?

Thank you for reading!

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Creative & Bizarre Packaging Design

One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are carefully thought of to come up with packaging design that catches the attention of the consumers.

A packaging design is a critical component in marketing because it is the packaging that makes it stand from the rest when consumers choose a product from the shelf. We usually see the packaging first instead of an innovative product.

This post presents the clever and innovative ideas of some of the company manufacturers around the world.

Evian 2005 Limited Edition Bottle

Creative Packaging Design - Evian 2005
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Experimental Milk Carton

Creative Packaging Design - Experimental Milk Carton
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Tequila Gun Packaging

Creative Packaging Design - Tequila Gun Packaging
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Salt & Pepper Cell

Creative Packaging Design - Salt and Pepper Cell
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Lightbulb Box

Creative Packaging Design - Lightbulb Box
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Kleenex Packaging

Creative Packaging Design - Kleenex Packaging
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360 Paper Bottle

Creative Packaging Design - 360 Paper Bottle
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Wine in a Can

Creative Packaging Design - Wine in a Can
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Doritos Packaging Concept

Creative Packaging Design - Doritos
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Hanger Tea

Creative Packaging Design - Hanger Tea
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El Mil del Poaig Packaging

Creative Packaging Design - El Mil del Poaig
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Wine Packaging

Creative Packaging Design - Wine Packaging
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Egg Packaging Corrugated Card

Creative Packaging Design - Egg Packaging Corrugated Card
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Prism Eyewear

Creative Packaging Design - Prism Eyewear
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Pop-up Popcorn

Creative Packaging Design - Pop-up Popcorn
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Soy Mamelle

Creative Packaging Design - Soy Mamelle
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Cravendale

Creative Packaging Design - Cravendale
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Dino Gum

Creative Packaging Design - Dino Gum
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Egg Package

Creative Packaging Design - Egg Packaging
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Boxless Pizza Package Design

Creative Packaging Design - Boxless Pizza
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Instant Karma

Creative Packaging Design - Instant Karma
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Paul Smith x Evian

Creative Packaging Design - Paul Smith x Evian
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El Negrito Packaging Design

Creative Packaging Design - El Negrito
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Jásztej

Creative Packaging Design - Jásztej
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Coca-Cola 2009 Holiday Ornament Bottles

Creative Packaging Design - Coca-Cola 2009
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Beauty’in

Creative Packaging Design - Beautyin
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Sexy Gourmet Food

Creative Packaging Design - Sexy Gourmet Food
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Quick Fruit Packaging Concept

Creative Packaging Design - Quick Fruit Packaging Concept
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Re:Charge Beverage packaging

Creative Packaging Design - Re Charge Beverage
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EarBudeez Headphones

Creative Packaging Design - EarBudeez Headphones

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Playful Packaging Designs

Design inspiration comes from a variety of sources. As a teenager, Kostas Kaparos experimented with graffiti. At the time, he had no idea that it was just the first step on his journey to becoming a successful graphic artist.

Today, Kostas works as an art director, designer, and illustrator at mousegraphics, an Athens-based studio. With a focus on packaging design, Kostas, begins many projects by developing a story and exploring the audience’s emotional connection to the brand. He then turns to illustration to shape the story. The fluidity and flexibility of the illustration process allows him to test and sample completely new ideas without boundaries, which can help to create an entirely new brand experience.

Creative briefs, whether direct or wide open, are the launching point for his ideas, which he expresses through sketches. In many ways, he approaches illustration in much the same way a sculptor approaches his work. After putting his rough ideas on paper, Kostas manipulates and refines each element, continually reworking ideas until his vision is realized. It’s not uncommon for final designs to appear vastly different from the original, rough concepts.

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Ridiculously Oversized Every Day Objects

Have you read Gulliver’s Travels before? Today, we’re going to make you feel like one of the Lilliputians, with this list of huge, no wait, ridiculously over sized every day outdoor objects. These are things modeled after common every day items – just a lot bigger.

These heavy-duty “models” are the center of attention wherever they lie. Some of these overdone outdoor objects are not just impressive to look at, but also serve some very practical purposes. For example, the giant comb in Virginia, United States works as a bike rack.

So let’s jump right in and let the following ridiculously oversized every day objects blow our minds!

The World’s Largest Deckchair by Stuart Murdoch. Located on Bournemouth beach in Great Britain, this giant deckchair is 8.5 meters tall and 5.5 meters wide, which makes it even larger than a double-decker bus! It was constructed using 5,016 egg boxes, and weighs nearly 6 tons.

Giant Light Bulb by Sarah Olaerts. A giant dimmable LED lamp that is shaped like an incandescent light bulb. It is 4.5 feet long and made of polyethylene. It even has a remote control.

Step Inside a Creative Mind by Prodigium. Located in Croatia, this dome is designed to look like the head of a person wearing Ray Ban-inspired glasses. On the inside, it exhibits lots of creative fashion-related works.

Giant Comb Bike Rack by Knowho w Shop LA. Shaped like a giant comb, but works as a bike rack. It weighs more than 400 pounds, and is made of Mangaris and powder-coated steel.

“Bad Dog” by Richard Jackson. Located just outside the Orange County Museum of Art and standing 24 feet tall, this giant urinating dog statue is sure to attract the attention of any passer-by. Bad dog!

Giant Yellow Teddy Bear by Urs Fischer. This giant teddy bear was on display in New York back in 2011. It was made of bronze, weighed 35,000 pounds, and stood 23 feet tall.

Spiral of the Galaxy by Marc Quinn. This giant sea shell sculpture was displayed in the vicinity of Chatsworth House, England as part of the Sotheby’s Beyond Limit’s sculpture exhibition on September 5, 2013.

Guns by David Černý. Czech artist David Černý came up with this installation in an effort to convey the message that violence frequently leads into a deadlock and brings no benefit to anyone.

“Remind” Giant Message in a Bottle by Vibeke Nørgaard Rønsbo. Selected to be part of the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition, this is a really romantic and movie-esque sculpture of a bottle containing a beautifully written message.

Large LEGO Sculptures by Access Agency. This huge R2D2 sculpture-cum-gateway is just one of the several large LEGO sculptures created by Access Agency. Also included in the series are Darth Vader and The Smurfs.

Planet by Marc Quinn. Marc Quinn designed this huge sculpture of his then 7 month-old son. Located in Singapore, this sculpture measures more than 10 meters in length and weighs 7 tons.

Pentateuque by Fabien Mérelle. The 5-meter-tall artwork ‘Pentateuque’ brings to life the fantastical and seemingly impossible act of an average man (a cast of the artist himself) balancing a gigantic elephant. It is found in Statue Square, Hong Kong.

Metalmorphosis by David Černý. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, this is a really cool and unique sculpture as it’s made of sliced steel plate layers that can rotate in different directions. It stands 30 feet tall and weighs 14 tons.

Marilyn Monroe Sculpture by J. Seward Johnson. This is a 26 foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe in her iconic pose from a 1955 movie, The Seven Year Itch. Originally located in Chicago, it was later moved to southern California in summer 2012.

Big Rig Jig by Mike Ross. This gravity-defying sculpture came from the idea of turning discarded objects into works of art. It stands 50 feet tall, weighs 25 tons, and most importantly, is made using a couple of repurposed 18-wheeler tanker trucks.

Badminton Shuttlecock. Never thought it can be used this way. (Image Source: Neal1960)

badminton shuttlecock

Basket Building. Looks exactly like a basket, except that it’s not used to carry sandwiches, but to house humans. (Image Source: Hassle Glad)

basket building

Big Yellow Rabbit. Probably a toy I can’t afford or keep; it’s 13 meters high. (Image Source: Florentijn Hofman)

big yellow rabbit

Cleaning. I don’t mind the cleaning, but I probably won’t sit beside the broom, judging from its placement. (Image Source: Phase 1-0 Design)

cleaning

Cloth Clip. Fantastic details and that’s gotta hurt, for sure! (Image Source: mmarsupilami)

cloth clip