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9 Best Minimalist Print Ads In The World

Others have done this sort of list, but they don’t know their ads from a hole in the ground. These are the best of the best.

1.

2006
Won all the awards.
Gets right to crux of what makes LEGO a great toy.
Ad agency: Blattner Brunner

There are lots of minimalist print ad lists on the Internet, but all of them are subpar for one of two reasons (or both): 1. Many of the ads aren’t “minimalist” by any stretch of the definition, or 2. Many of the ads suck.

2.

Created by 20-year-old student Jonathan Mak Long for O&M, China.
It won the Outdoor Grand Prix Lion at Cannes this year.

3.

2007
Ad for Orbit remote car starters.
Via Canada, where such a thing is important.
Ad Agency: Bleublancrouge, Montreal

4.

2011
Campaign for Faber-Castell colored pencils.
Ad agency: Serviceplan, Munich

5.

2008
Hut Weber hats, of Munich.
Pretty much the only time Hitler has been used well in an ad.
Ad agency: Serviceplan, Munich

6.

2008
Ad agency: JWT, London

7.

2010
Very funny ad for SanDisk.
Ad agency: Nolin BBDO, Canada

8.

2011
In-bar poster for Guinness.
It makes me want one RIGHT NOW.
Ad agency: BBDO NYC

9.

2009
Ads for the World Wildlife Fund.
The campaign, deservedly, won every award under the sun.
Ad agency: JWT, Singapore

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