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50 Creative and Effective Minimalist Print Ads

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Simple things are often more difficult to create as they require much more brain power to generate as compared to the most intricate stuff. In addition to this, it always impresses you when something absolutely simple is capable of expressing more than you would imagine.

The universal idea of advertising is to get a message across in a straightforward and efficient way regarding a product or service; frequently the most excellent way to do this is to strip things down to the bare essentials. This gives rise to the concept of minimalist ads.

This post assembles a collection of 50 minimal printed advertisements, sensational examples where less is most definitely more.

Minimalist Ads

Creative and Effective Minimalist Print Ads

Fabercastell True colours: Shark
Fabercastell True Colours: Shark

Greenpeace: Ordinary Bulbs are Killing the Environment
Greenpeace: Ordinary Bulbs are Killing the Environment

LA Bicycle: Folding Bike
LA Bicycle: Folding Bike

Subaru Impreza STI: Scars
Subaru Impreza STI: Scars

Hut Weber: Hitler vs. Chaplin
Hut Weber: Hitler vs. Chaplin

K-Lynn Lingerie: Panties
K-Lynn Lingerie: Panties

Bank Forum, Commerzbank: Chaos
Bank Forum, Commerzbank: Chaos

Veet: Soap
Veet: Soap

Pringles Rice Infusions: Sushi
Pringles Rice Infusions: Sushi

Lego: Periscope
Lego: Periscope

Faber Castell: Night
Faber Castell: Night

Pilot: Mummy
Pilot: Mummy

Two Seconds to spot are two seconds too late
Two Seconds to spot are two seconds too late

DHL Express: Elephant, No size limits
DHL Express: Elephant. No size limits

Gazeteport: Chain, Days without “press”ure are coming
Gazeteport: Chain. Days withouth 'press'ure are coming

WWF: Shark It’s your turn
WWF: Shark It's your turn

Hospital Aleman: Stairs
Hospital Aleman: Stairs

Lego: Tank
Lego: Tank

CNN Weather Report. 99% Accurate
CNN Weather Report: 99% Accurate

FedEx: Statue of Sugarloaf
FedEx: Statue of Sugarloaf

BMW spare parts
BMW spare parts

Volkswagen Snow Tires: Crystal
Volkswagen Snow Tires: Crystal

Orbit, remote car starters: Small
Orbit, remote car starters: Small

Smoke it outside
Smoke it outside

Bosch Electric Screwdriver: The fly
Bosch Electric Screwdriver: The fly

Olay: Undo
Olay: Undo

Listerine: Garlic
Listerine: Garlic

Oral-B Dental Floss: Fish
Oral-B Dental Floss: Fish

Ace: Shark
Ace: Shark

Writes 2 kms. BIC
Writes 2kms. BIC

Cannes Young Lions: Baby Bottle
Cannes Young Lions: Baby Bottle

Calgary Farmers’ Market: Pear
Calgary Farmer's Market: Pear

Alka Seltzer: Magician
Alka Seltzer: Magician

Colgate Dental Floss: Strawberry
Colgate Dental Floss: Strawberry

Black Ribbon Michael Jackson
Black Ribbon Michael Jackson

Hubba Bubba: Mouth
Hubba Bubba: Mouth

Sensodyne toothpaste: Hard Hat
Sensodyne toothpaste: Hard Hat

Volkswagen: Shift, 2
Volkswagen: Shift, 2

ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi): Blue
ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi): Blue

Alka Seltzer: Chicklhouette
Alka Seltzer: Chicklhouette

Albert Dali Naming Consultants: Corn-net-toe
Albert Dali Naming Consultants: Corn-net-toe

The Green Ant: Minimalism
The Green Ant: Minimalism

Kapiti: Designer ice cream, 2
Kapiti: Designer ice cream, 2

Sony: Store the Impossible
Sony: Store the Impossible

Bon Voyage Magazine: Flag
Bon Voyage Magazine: Flag

Social Networking since 1873
Social Networking since 1873

Japanese food from 11AM
Japanese food from 11AM

Darts: Passion for details
Darts: Passion for details

Pringles Jalapeno: Tongue
Pringles Jalapeno: Tongue

Nikon Coolpix S8000: Zoom In, Yeti
Nikon Coolpix S8000: Zoom In, Yeti

Conclusion

Minimalism in print advertising has long been one of the most influential trends, and with the extending authority of digital media, print advertisements have to speak to their market swiftly and proficiently.

Do let us know what you think about this compilation and are these minimalist ads successful in clearly communicating their purpose? Share your opinion on which of these ads takes the best approach to attract their target audience? Also do not forget to share this post with your friends and relatives.


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