Totally Rad Ads and Crafty Promos

Here is a list of 50+ Advertisements that have caught my eye over time that I’ve found throughout magazines, websites and anywhere else I could scoop them up. Although I love seeing good ol’ fashion design, there’s nothing like seeing a clever advertisement or promotional piece that catches my eye and makes me pause what I’m doing.

oreo

2206506068_561f44e017_o

target1

stain

knob

extra

milk_power

renta

2206505348_cf876293ce_o1

14

cake

crash

giraffe

sopranos

ass_ad

knife

huh

kraft

news-advertisement

mini_cubes

shipvertising

fitness_center

vending

pencil_smoke

legs

ad

zoom

gamer

sixfeetunder

coffee

cig

flower_power

washer

money

handicap

penguin

DS

couch

rug

dress

maxi

dogs

sticky_note

footprints

fries

fieldgoal

trim

size

dropped_calls

weeds

johnny walker

nail_biter

rear_view

birth_control

converse

jumping



Discussion and Comments

+ Add to the discussion
  1. Matt says:

    Some good ones, thanks!

  2. Heather says:

    Great round up. The durex one is pretty hillarious.

  3. I’ve seen a lot of these before but there are some new ones that are really cool! Thanks for posting.

  4. A u d e e says:

    These are just the most radical ads round ups I’ve ever seen and I’m so much in love with the total creative madness in each of them! ;) Great job!

  5. Nick Savides says:

    I love seeing ads that get creative with not just the message they convey but with the form they use to convey that message. Thanks for sharing.

  6. These are totally rad ads.

  7. Violet says:

    Nice! What’s even greater is that I used many of those as piece of inspiration at one of my company’s team meetings!

  8. Hi, some classics here. The Coke one troubles me though…ergh…who would want to join the two brands together like that. A scam ad?

  9. Post-it is my favourite. killer concepts, blessed with a very simple execution!

  10. WilhelmR says:

    I loved the Ariel billboard 100%
    And the always+cocacola is a bit too nasty for me :P

  11. The security glass one is always my favorite. Next to that is the dropped calls. Both are really inventive.

  12. Brian says:

    WilhelmR,
    The Coca-Cola ad does draw quite a response, which was one of the reasons I included it. Wanted to see everyone else take on it.

  13. I just figured out that pink one with the abstract black shapes: it’s a stiletto footprint. That one was bothering me all yesterday because I couldn’t read the copy and had NO idea what the hell it was. :)

  14. Phil says:

    The always one kinda makes me want to retch, but it is a pretty clever idea. Some of the others are genius, particularly like the post-it, durex, 3M, fitness and ariel ones.

  15. Liam Moore says:

    Some very great intelligent ad’s here. Am liking the coffee cup and the street vents. Would be good to see some of these get the “real world” treatment

  16. [...] DesignCubicle – 50+ Totall Rad Ads and Crafty Promos [...]

  17. Tóth Imre says:

    Tök jók!

  18. BJ says:

    Great collection, haven’t seen most of these before.

  19. katesz says:

    Ezek tényleg jók voltak! Van még? :-)

  20. That is quite a list, a veritable feast for the eyes.

  21. Barbie Chambers says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  22. [...] 50 leuke, slimme en ongewone advertenties [...]

  23. Damian says:

    Great post, thanks

  24. post says:

    photo shopped

  25. Dave says:

    Amazing post. The 3M one with all that cash piled up behind the glass is definitely creative !!

  26. [...] DesignCubicle – 50+ Totall Rad Ads and Crafty Promos [...]

  27. Akrid says:

    That milk power one is probably the cheapest ad Ive ever seen that doesn’t completely suck. You can buy those cups anywhere.

  28. Akrid says:

    also, that always coca cola ad is deeply disturbing.

  29. Honey Singh says:

    Concept is the idea which sells the products.
    The images are enough to describe so many things but you may try to add some description also.
    Need to stumble and tweet this informative post. :P

  30. sam_khrap says:

    nice collections and my friend these are not photoshoped to look like this these are real ads ! i love the 3M money box ;)

  31. Johnny says:

    Fantastic ones. What a pity them all are photoshopped.

  32. Great stuff…Thanks

  33. Jason says:

    This is funny. I like the “Rent A Costume”

  34. Mike says:

    The post-it note one is great

  35. [...] TheDesignCubicle: 50+ Totally Rad Ads and Crafty Promos! [...]

  36. love them – thanks for the post.

  37. Michelle says:

    Inspirational, yes. But most of these are student ads or spec work done for their books. Not real world advertising. It would probably be for the best to indicate that in your post when you are mixing real and fake ads.

  38. designussion says:

    love the durex extra large one!

  39. robb says:

    great pics there.
    very creative.

  40. Evi Loveres says:

    The “Always, Coca-Cola” ad made my jaw drop. So funny!

  41. john charter says:

    the security glass and the vending machine ads are inspired. i wonder how many people have had a crack at breaking that glass?

  42. Nora Galvan says:

    This is awesome! I love it! some are pretty funny

  43. Brian again your list is impressive. The Always CocaCola ad it is nasty but definitely created the buzz for the brand. Most of them are very creative.

  44. Maria says:

    The best ones for me are Folgers and Durex, great ones!

  45. nora says:

    awesome! very creative

Brian Hoff
About Brian Hoff: Designer, Writer and Speaker

I’m a graphic designer living in Brooklyn, New York who loves creating compelling and useful websites and memorable interactions across the web. When I’m not designing I can be found writing, speaking and occasionally part-time teaching at colleges — all on the subject of design. I started this blog to share my passion and experiences with designers and clients. I'm most active on Twitter; say hello:


POWERED by FUSION