Inspiration Gallery #099 – Serious ads

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Inspiration Gallery #099 – Serious ads
Added 2010-08-20 by .

Many designers seek inspiration in the initial stage of a project to get their creative juices flowing and/or to get updated with the latest trends in graphic design. With this post I would like to share some of the great designs that have inspired me in some way and hopefully something will inspire you to.


Domestiv Violence Hotline


Belt up

Cancer patients and associations

WWF – Tsunami vs. 911

Born learning

Fight for your ideas


Internet Segura

Internet Segura


Indifference kills

World Health Federation

Bahrat Eye Bank

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Hey, my name is Daniel Nelson. I´m a graphic designer/web developer from Sweden and I'm the creator of From up North.
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  • James O’Briant

    Nice collection Daniel. The mouse trap / saturated fat ad made me smile. Cool stuff.

    • Daniel Nelson

      Thanks James! :)

  • Kevin.Roodhorst

    amazing collection !

  • Milos

    Wow, nice collection. Really makes you think. Good job!

  • Brian P Mucha

    Pretty much every one was excellent.

  • jeff

    You are talented, brother.

  • Alvin

    talent :) very cool :) i hope you won’t mind that i re-blog some of the picture :)

  • mug25

    The 9/11 ad is a disgrace…even the people that came up with the concept ended up realizing it.

  • Klaus Cree

    Great List. Makes you think twice. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jeff Maystruck

    Amazing work! I have been looking for serious ads curated like this for a while now. Have these been printed in various publications? Or are they mostly for internet show?

  • Mr. Tees

    These are very effective. The bulimia one really strikes home and will be sent to my beautiful girlfriend.

  • crear páginas web

    Nice collection!
    these are good examples where the artwork is fantastic and works as an ad.