60 Humorous Print Advertisements to Tickle Your Bones

60 Humorous Print Advertisements to Tickle Your Bones

Everyone needs a little humour in their hectic lives and more often than before, advertisers try to inject some fun into their advertisements. Injecting humour into their advertisements does not necessarily mean that the ads are better than others. However, the smart play on words and careful consideration of the ad’s objectives, target audience and market standards, humour can help the advertisement increase effectiveness and widen its receptiveness.

When using humour as a creative strategy, advertising firms agree that it increase audience attention, at least on the first few exposures to this form of persuasive communication. However, we cannot deny the fact that audiences’ patience has shrunk and their attention span is shorter as compared to the past.

Humorous Print Advertisement

Good design communicates meaning.
Good design communicates effectively.
Good design communicates in a way that words simply cannot.
Good design INTRIGUES.

A good print ad should not be too complex but easily interpreted and understood by its target audience. If you want more humorous advertisements, please check out 40 Creative and Funny Advertisements Using Animals!

60 Creative and Humorous Print Ads

We’ve put together 60 creative and humorous advertisements and hope you enjoy it as much as we did and help you get those creative juices flowing! Can you comprehend and read into their meanings at first glance?

Airtel
Airtel

Chase Ancap
Ancap

The Couple Diadermine Wrinkles Expert
Anit-aging

Autofocus Olympus
Autofocus

Baygon
Baygon

Bose Headphones
Bose

Waterfall Bose Headphone
Bosenoise

Affair Che Magazine
Che

Chupa Chups
Chupa Chups

Spanjaard
Cockpit

Birth Comedy Central
Comedy

Duende Azul Costumes
Costume

Sea Omax Lenses
Omax

DHL
Dhl

Egis Pharma Betardine
Disinfects

Guard Dog Pedigree
Dogteeth

Sock Ephydrol
Ephydryl

First Ontario
Extrasafebench

Squirrel Fiat Panda 4×4
Fiat

FootaSep
Footvulture

Slept Hansaplast Earplugs
Hansaplast

21st Century Healthcare Repella Insect Repeller
Insert

Snowboard Head
Jumphigher

Tiger Kodak Rechargeable
Kodak

Mouse Trap Kraft
Kraft

Bracelet Lamisil
Lamisil

Pastor Listermint
Linstine

Flashlight Maglite
Maglite

Melody Homes “Emirates Land”
Melody

Motorola Ming8 GPS
Motorola

Visine
Naturaltear

Nikon S60
Nikon

Chicken Nissan
Nissan

One Life
Onelifecouch

Flower Pedigree
Pedigree

Perrier
Peirre

LifeGuard Pepsi
Pepsi

Truck Pepsi Light
Pespi light

3M Photo Paper
Photopaper

Jade Post-It
Posit

Balloon Pringles
Pringles

Playstation
PSP

Legambiente
Puliemo

Pool Purina Puppy Chow
Puppychow

Riffel
Riffel

Bubbles Sargam
Srom

Stockholms Hundforum (Wanking Dog)
Stockholms

MTVSwitch
Swvch

Lifebuoy
Touch

World Wildlife Fund
WWF

Carl Zeiss Lenses
Zeizz

The Seafood International Market and Restaurant
Seafood

ESPN
ESPN

Panadol Menstrual
Panadol

Lego
Lego

Fab Perfect
Fab Soup

Aware Helpline
Aware Helpline

Alcohol Office of Road Safety
Alcohol

Durex “O”
Durex

Philips V900
Philips

More Funny and Creative Ads

Here are more amazing and great advertisements around the world. Please enjoy them!

Which Advertisement is Your Favourite?

Online or not, advertisements have to catch your attention within the first few seconds or they are considered to have failed. Creative directors and advertising agencies have to brain storm for ideas, as well as to do countless of research and plan the design and concept of the ads. However, this is a necessary process because it is the foundation for the success of the ads.

What do you think is the most important aspect in the use of humour in advertisements? Have you seen any great advertisements you’d like to share with us? How about voting for your favourite ad?

Feel free to flood us with your comments!

Comments

  1. / Reply

    Ahahah Excellent ! Amazing selection Thx :)

  2. / Reply

    great, thank you.

  3. / Reply

    A fantastic article! I laughed for hours and shared it with all colleagues! Thanks for posting!

  4. / Reply

    OMG……

    hahahahhahahahahahahahhaahha…..

    just keep it coming!!!

    I need this kind of things at stressful days like now

    great!!!

  5. / Reply

    really amazing. unbelievable concepts.

    • Edgar González A,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    Excellent, excellent, excellent !!!! LOL Very Funny

  6. / Reply

    Some great advertisements here, nothing is better to sell something with humor. Definitely some inspiration.

  7. / Reply

    Omg, these ads are simply amazing.

    • Ben I,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    The priest and the post-it notes ads were pretty good… Most were pretty funny.

    Ben
    marketing

    • Norimar,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    I think my favorite was the one of the soldier throwing his sock into the building. XD

    • Mike,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    Favorite for sure is the Lego one. So simple yet effective and it brings back good memories of legos.

  8. / Reply

    thanks for sharing

    some what surprise to see AIRTEL, its a good idea.

    • spaceface,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    Wow great compilation.

    • kris,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    my cheek bones won’t stop aching!! These guys came up with great concepts and presented them uniquely!
    I love everything on this page. I just wish Im some rich person to avail everything that they have advertised esp. the Cameras and Lenses!

    • div,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    Excellent concepts. Mind blowing.

  9. / Reply

    unbelievable images.. funny lol

  10. / Reply

    Hi, my name is Javier, I was stumbling and I came to this page, I was going down and BAM! that 3M ad is mine! hahaha now that’s a coincidence! I invite you all to take a look at my flickr page with my portfolio: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26160201@N08/

    Thank you, and for the webmaster: contact me in facebook!

    See you

  11. / Reply

    Unbelievable images and really funny. My favourite is Durex “O” :-)

  12. / Reply

    hahaha ! So many cool and funny ideas on these Ads.

    I think my favourite ads are for Pedigree and Listermint with the pastor.

    Thanks a lot for sharing.

    • M.R.,
    • December 9, 2009
    / Reply

    I thought the Sargam Bubbles was funny as hell!

    • MasacruAlex,
    • December 10, 2009
    / Reply

    Hahaha so many awesome pics and genius , i love it !

    • naz,
    • December 10, 2009
    / Reply

    very kool

    • Dave,
    • December 10, 2009
    / Reply

    Nobody else notice the difference between “Jane” and “Jade” ?

    1. / Reply

      Thanks for pointing out. Got it fixed.

  13. / Reply

    My favorite is birth comedy central ha ha.

    • Sexy Wallpapers,
    • December 11, 2009
    / Reply

    great photos,really made me laugh

    • stan,
    • December 13, 2009
    / Reply

    The squirrel fiat panda ad has some very bad photoshopping. I am surprised no one noticed it. Just how long is this guy’s right arm supposed to be anyways?

    1. / Reply

      Photoshop might be the cause of that.

  14. / Reply

    There certainly were some ads I will not forget, although sometimes I had a bit of a problem reading. Well, the images were meant for younger eyes.
    Lets hope they are bigger in real life. Some of the elderly are also shoppers.

    • Nausica,
    • December 14, 2009
    / Reply

    Is that all you noticed about the Fiat Panda ad? If it’s promoting SUVs as a way of escaping, maybe there should be some notice to the way that gas guzzlers like that are a large contributor to our lack of animals in the city!

    • jc,
    • December 14, 2009
    / Reply

    I somehow do not think the verbal abuse ad (the one with the arm coming out of the mouth) was suppose to be funny, as domestic violence is a somewhat serious matter. But if people think its funny, then the ad fails.

    • Lilly,
    • December 15, 2009
    / Reply

    aware helpline copied Goh Hand’s cover…..
    but… all of them are awesome.. the pedigree’s fat dog mad me laugh

    • Ignatz Hornblatz,
    • December 15, 2009
    / Reply

    My tuchis fell off when I saw this site. I am now walking around tuchis-less and don’t know how I’ll ever sit down again. What the hell can I do? Why did you post this cruel site forcing me to laugh so hard I lost my tuchis?

    Sarah Palin is still an asshole, no matter what you say.

  15. / Reply

    lovely…

  16. / Reply

    Great post and humor is by no means a guarantee of better ads but its effect can be enhanced with careful consideration of their objectives as well as the audience, situation, and type.

    • KALYAN,
    • December 15, 2009
    / Reply

    AMAZINGGGGGG

    • kevin,
    • December 16, 2009
    / Reply

    if you really laughed for hours at these, something is wrong with you.

    • GG,
    • December 16, 2009
    / Reply

    I agree with Kevin. Also, some of these were horrifically offensive to women.

      • sarah,
      • December 18, 2009
      / Reply

      im a woman and not offended at all. a hate it wen guys especially say “that’s offensive to women”. only men and ugly women complain about sexism against women

        • Sam,
        • December 20, 2009
        / Reply

        No, the people who complain about things being offensive to women are people who have studied sociology, women’s issues and feminist issues and understand that such attitudes and media presences contribute to the overall treatment of women in our society.

          • Mark,
          • January 20, 2010
          / Reply

          Woman shouldn’t be offended at the harmless jokes guys make about them.

            • Niall,
            • February 11, 2010
            /

            Well then 99% of women will be ok then Sam.

  17. / Reply

    thats very cool

    • Sam,
    • December 20, 2009
    / Reply

    I am disappointed you deemed several offensively objectifying ads as “humorous”. I am sick of seeing women’s bodies used to sell things, and when you praise such advertisements you are only adding to the problem. People wonder why our society is filled with insecure women, confused men, sexism, disproportionate numbers of sexual assault against women and unhealthy attitudes about sex.

    If you disagree that such ads are offensive, then think about this: when have you EVER seen a man presented as a sexual object in an ad in a way that wasn’t supposed to be humorous or ironic? The only ads I can think of are a select few underwear ads. I certainly don’t see hot man-on-man action being used to sell cameras, pop and dog food.

    I would kindly ask you to review your own attitudes about sex and women, and to review the following ads after: Numbers 4, 8, 13, 32, 37 and 44.

      • Aidan,
      • December 22, 2009
      / Reply

      Dear Sam,

      We are sorry that you deem those ads as offensive to women. Please be assured that we totally respect women and are also against sexism and violence on women.

        • emma,
        • December 30, 2009
        / Reply

        Dear Sam,
        As a woman I would like to tell you one thing. Shut up. These ads aren’t offensive. They are funny. Women like to be sexual beings. It makes us feel powerful. We like to be admired. So calm the hell down. No one gets mad and throws a fit when axe and bod commercials show guys half naked with women touching them suggestively all over their bodies. So just shut the hell up. No one cares.
        Kthanks.

          • Sam,
          • December 31, 2009
          / Reply

          So because some women have taken a bad situation (sexual oppression and discrimination) and turned in into somewhat of a good thing (that powerful feeling of controlling men via a woman’s body) than we should all “shut up” and stop fighting for equality? You realize the only reason you can feel sexy and empowered by showing off your body is because you live in a society that values nothing about women EXCEPT their body… and this society rewards women for following its norms by convincing them that it feels good to be sexualized.

          (Also, yes, I DO get upset at overly-sexualized images of men.. except… they are so rarely seen. Dehumanization will always be wrong, no matter which gender it affects.)

          So, why don’t YOU “shut the hell up” and continue living in your retarded little fantasy world, being silently oppressed and discriminated against, never questioning the unwritten rules of society just like everyone else… while the people who DO dare to dream of a better world will keep trying to make it happen. One baby step at a time.

          These ads ARE offensive, demeaning and are one of the flood of images that contribute to the sorry state of society – for men and women alike. Apparently though you don’t care enough about the wellbeing of millions of men and women enough to question your worldviews.

            • Mark,
            • January 20, 2010
            /

            Sam are you serious right now. You’ve got a woman telling you that she understands that these images are just for entertainment.

            • Niall,
            • February 11, 2010
            /

            The irony in Sam telling emma to shut up.

  18. / Reply

    Frightening, Funny, Fabulous, Fantastic…

  19. / Reply

    Very funny awesome thanks

  20. / Reply

    hehe:D
    I took nearly 5 min to go through this complete page …
    nice collection of incredible ads

    • AJ,
    • December 24, 2009
    / Reply

    Ahahahah i loved the ‘Panadol Menstruation’ one.. the over-dramatization of it was just so funny.. a frikkin robot being sent into something like a ‘war zone’ where something’s about to explode.. hehe.. well done, almost all the ads are really good, some were just “meh”

  21. / Reply

    Wow not only funny, but some of them inspiring for guerilla marketing. Thanks for sharing.

    • Greg,
    • December 27, 2009
    / Reply

    Thanks for the sharing. Very interesting ads !

  22. / Reply

    Wow that’s cool, the ads are very creative, funny and meaningful, I love them all, thanks for sharing :)

    • Bree,
    • December 31, 2009
    / Reply

    I feel bad for Nikon if that was the best Photoshopper they could get. Those girls are seriously deformed in that picture.

      • Aidan,
      • December 31, 2009
      / Reply

      Hi Bree,

      Now you mentioned it. The girls do look a bit unnatural.

  23. / Reply

    fantastic so go a little to far.

    But the majority are very clever and definitely kick ass…

    • Ernestt,
    • January 3, 2010
    / Reply

    very funny n amusing.

  24. / Reply

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  25. / Reply

    So macht Werbung wieder Spaß

  26. / Reply

    simply loved the every bit of bit of it ,wish I Were rich enough to get the nikon camera,loved it from top to bottom.

    • bryggi,
    • January 18, 2010
    / Reply

    wrinkels expert is the best for me

  27. / Reply

    Lol! What a very funny advert collection. I love it. Thumbsup and twitted :)

  28. / Reply

    Those were really great. I cant believe what some companies can get away with!

    • ffrt,
    • February 10, 2010
    / Reply

    wow, you know what’s funny? women as sexual objects. i cracked up!

    • steph,
    • February 14, 2010
    / Reply

    Fantastic ! Thanks

    • Dior,
    • February 15, 2010
    / Reply

    But the majority are very clever and definitely kick ass…

  29. / Reply

    That some thing incredible i ever see, thanks for posting such a unique thing

    • Vikas,
    • March 3, 2010
    / Reply

    ABSOLUTELY FANTABULOUS!!!!! This is what I call “Thinkology”

  30. / Reply

    I would like to add some information to the Playstation PSP ad. The picture was taken in Madrid, Spain, in Calle Arenal. The funny thing about it is that the guy in the picture is usually around, as a living statue. He’s been doing this for so many years that he’s practically an icon of the city.

    1. / Reply

      Hi Antonio, thanks for sharing this information. Just a question, did he really play the PlayStation?

  31. / Reply

    How you get all this stuff amazing and real funny. Thanks

  32. / Reply

    hahaha!! will take a look at them once more

    • Blistered,
    • August 26, 2010
    / Reply

    These are all pretty cool but the foot on the face one is disgusting. Feet don’t belong near anyones face. YUK! Sorry, I’m just saying.

    • nice_day,
    • September 13, 2010
    / Reply

    so funny!

    • motherbuks,
    • September 19, 2010
    / Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA……. :))

  33. / Reply

    funny!

  34. / Reply

    Lovely, above par, super duper….enjoyed every one of it.

  35. / Reply

    Quality…. Some great original ideas here. Nice post.

  36. Great share.Thank you for the great.

    • satheesh,
    • July 18, 2011
    / Reply

    hi,
    can you send more ad’s like this. More funny and humourous.
    also for any garment’s selling do they have like this.
    info@svatindia.com
    rgds,
    satheesh
    skype: sriviknesh

  37. They are really amazing.Really thy are bone tickling.It got lots of better ideas of advertisements.

  38. / Reply

    Hi,

    Lovely, above par, super duper….enjoyed every one of it.

    http://www.psdtohtmlfive.com

    thank you

    • Pope,
    • October 10, 2011
    / Reply

    Hello, what fantastic images. Thanks for putting them together.
    Pope

    • Lo,
    • October 14, 2011
    / Reply

    Hi,

    May I use the advertisements for Autofocus Olympus, Affair Che Magazine, Sea Omax Lenses, Nikon S60, Jade Post-It, and Pool Purina Puppy Chow for a presentation in my Language and Gender class? We’re supposed to talk about how advertisements reinforce gender stereotypes and need to bring examples of ads degrading women, this was just what I was looking for!

    Thanks

  39. / Reply

    They are really amazing.Really thy are bone tickling.It got lots of better ideas of advertisements

  40. / Reply

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  41. / Reply

    the modelling of high quality, good temperament, professional sense and the affinity pay equal attention to, so, can into the office a bright scenery line.

    • Thowe,
    • January 25, 2012
    / Reply

    The image with ants is not just humorous it’s brilliant! What a brainwave.

  42. / Reply

    I like these funny print ads very much as our world is changing so we need these type of creativity in our ads. Like these and thumbs up

  43. / Reply

    Thumbs up to these designs they were amazing.

    • wowmaza,
    • June 25, 2014
    / Reply

    wow amazing Humorous Print Advertisements Collection thumbs up

    • rupesh oyasis,
    • July 11, 2014
    / Reply

    Awesome dude……You done a amazing job.

  44. / Reply

    the over-dramatization of it was just so funny.. a frikkin robot being sent into something like a ‘war zone’ where something’s about to explode.. hehe.

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