30 Funny Print Ads that’ll Make You Laugh

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In the world of print advertising, there’s a small window to grab the audience’s attention. Being restricted to a still image means the message must be very strong and catchy. Ad agencies often rely on humor to achieve this. A humorous print ad campaign starts with a funny idea, but must be brought to life with clever art direction and great visuals.

For this post, we’ve rounded up 30 funny print ads that’ll make you laugh.

8in1 Dental Snacks: Bad dog breath

funny print ads

Rowenta: 2100 Watt Vacuum Cleaner

funny print ads

Fast-working laxatives

funny print ads

Beautiful taps

funny print ads

Granny’s fries without the Granny

funny print ads

Folgers: For mornings less complicated

funny print ads

Duende Azul Costumes: You, but funnier than you

funny print ads

Hyundai Coupe. 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 sec

funny print ads

No insects left

funny print ads

Energizer: Never let their toys die

funny print ads

Suplicy

funny print ads

Pattex Superglue: Instant hold

funny print ads

Bad food, bad dog

funny print ads

Kerozen

funny print ads

Purina Bark in the Park

funny print ads

Face Detect

funny print ads

Tires that grip to the road

funny print ads

Kagatani knife: Don’t Drop It

funny print ads

Juicy Fruit: There’s a much juicier chew

funny print ads

FinePix F70 with smile capture

funny print ads

Cafe Rico, an intense wake up call

funny print ads

Steady shot

funny print ads

Olympus Optical zoom

funny print ads

If you don’t move, you get fat

funny print ads

Wide-angle lenses

funny print ads

Dog Toast: You eat what you touch

funny print ads

Don’t let them get comfortable

funny print ads

Yoga classes now on

funny print ads

Cures car smells

funny print ads

Spring Cleaning

funny print ads

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

50 Comments

  1. Smashing Share
    March 18, 2010

    These are really funny and creative. Nice roundup

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  2. Ann
    March 18, 2010

    LOL, thanks

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  3. Daniel Long
    March 18, 2010

    All of these print ads are very inspiring and creative. The designs have very little time to grab the customers attention so must be hard-hitting and eye catching. All of the above examples have this impact.
    This kind of thing is the opposite to web design, where users are encouraged to navigate the site and enjoy the whole experience.

    Reply
  4. andres
    March 18, 2010

    so cool!! thnx 4 the ride… now back to reality

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  5. Aidan
    March 18, 2010

    Nice. Creative and always funny as usual.

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  6. Jordan Walker
    March 18, 2010

    awesome, quite funny.

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  7. Andy
    March 18, 2010

    Very nice photo ^_^. Pantera – lol

    Reply
  8. Leisha
    March 18, 2010

    Of all the “round-ups” type articles, these are by far my favorite. They encourage clever, outside-the-box thinking. Thanks for the round-up!

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  9. JC
    March 18, 2010

    Great roundup. Some truly creative ads and some amazing photoshop work. THX!

    Reply
  10. Debi
    March 18, 2010

    Not surprising that so many showcase animals. People are suckers for ads with animals and humanizing them with humor is a sure way to a hit.

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  11. Hian Battiston
    March 18, 2010

    Great man! HAHA!

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  12. HDSLR
    March 18, 2010

    Hahahah :D

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  13. Mahmudur Rahman
    March 18, 2010

    Wow :) Awesome collection. Nice and funny. Thanks to share this wonderful post.

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  14. Web Design Soul
    March 18, 2010

    Great collection, these ads are funny :D

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  15. Beth McLain | Web Designer
    March 18, 2010

    Funny and creative indeed!

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  16. Matt Lackey
    March 18, 2010

    Thanks for the morning laugh. Had to send these around. With the flood of advertising into our every day lives, I have noticed most people, unless told to look carefully and read the ad, will completely miss the funny message and situation.

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  17. Stylish Web Designer
    March 18, 2010

    Great collection. Really funny ads. Tires that grip the road is my fav add.

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  18. Robert Wagner
    March 18, 2010

    Great eye opener after an afternoon nap. I’m ready to finish out the day in a good mood.

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  19. nyca
    March 18, 2010

    Really funny ads. This made my morning.

    Reply
  20. ivan @ aotw
    March 18, 2010

    Cool selection! Thanks for the backlinks!

    Reply
  21. myAdlan | Creative & Innovative
    March 18, 2010

    I’ve seen some of them on adsoftheworld before. Anyway, it’s really funny. Nice roundup!

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  22. Amanda
    March 19, 2010

    Dog Toast was hilarious! They’re all really creative, but that one truly made me laugh.

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  23. Nicole Haase
    March 19, 2010

    Very nice collection!
    I enjoyed watching. I wasn´t laughing out loud, but I had a big grin – thank you!

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  24. Ilaria
    March 19, 2010

    Really great!!! :D

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  25. maria
    March 19, 2010

    Very funny! Great collection!

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  26. lava360blog
    March 19, 2010

    lol. this is hilarious. love it :)

    Reply
  27. Multimedia Design
    March 20, 2010

    Brilliant collection! Are these all from the same agency?

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  28. Alfred
    March 21, 2010

    hahahah the first one is the best. My pinscher mouth is something like that.

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  29. krike
    March 21, 2010

    haha awesome :D gave me a good laugh :D

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  30. Alex Aguilar
    March 21, 2010

    The second one is too funny to me true…hahaha

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  31. Brad
    March 22, 2010

    Very creative and refreshing. Great use of photo manipulation.

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  32. Scott DeSmet
    March 23, 2010

    Love this stuff!

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  33. Jason
    March 24, 2010

    Very cool stuff.

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  34. cameron
    March 25, 2010

    hehe…. its really hilarious

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  35. Dave Angel
    March 26, 2010

    I have to click, and click back 30 times; or open 30 new tabs or windows, because you’re too lazy to make a page I can scroll down? Meh.

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    • BooOnYou
      March 31, 2010

      They were all on one page. Internet fail?

      Reply
  36. AdamSok
    March 29, 2010

    Those are terrific, thanks for sharing.

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  37. zubyr sota
    April 2, 2010

    :) 1000 time

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  38. Ananya
    April 3, 2010

    really awsm!!

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  39. Imad
    April 3, 2010

    I liked these pictures, but I neeeded to know their original companies and locations, but couldn’t.

    Bad thing :(( for a great page :))

    Imad

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  40. iPad Interfaces
    April 5, 2010

    haha! Steady Shot is awesome! :D I love that one :) Nice collection!

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  41. Angelee
    April 8, 2010

    I love this, it makes me ‘haha’, I wonder when I can take a funnier pic and add it here.. there goes the inspiration..

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  42. SJL Web Design
    April 14, 2010

    Awesome post, some really funny and creative ads.

    Thanks.

    Reply
  43. Irshad ul Islam
    May 13, 2010

    Nice one
    Keep up da good work.
    I liked the “Purina Bark in the Park”
    Want some more of it.
    Best of luck for the future.

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  44. nagesh
    May 28, 2010

    Very funny! Great collection!

    thanks

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  45. nikhil
    August 16, 2010

    thanks . if i have some idea n wanna share with this you rhen wat to do

    Reply
  46. Nikunj
    October 31, 2010

    This ads are really hilarious & states that inspiration can come in any forms ;)

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  47. benedetta.s
    November 3, 2010

    Wow! it’s really amazing. thank you very much!

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  48. Zoe
    January 28, 2011

    LOL, those are priceless! :)

    Reply
  49. Elaine
    February 10, 2011

    Some of these really put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing

    Reply

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