40 Stunning Minimalist Print Ads for Your Inspiration

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At first glance, minimal design seems so simple to pull off. Yet, when you sit down and attempt to create a minimalist design, it always feels like there is too much going on or like there are not enough elements to convey the right message. Minimalistic design can be quite difficult to pull off but when done right, it sets your design apart and immediately stands out in the sea of ads that are bursting with colors, words, textures, and other elements.

This just goes to show how effective minimalist design can be. In fact, if you think about it for a moment, you’ll realize that the most successful ideas are often the simplest ones. Add that to the fact that many famous historical figures (such as Leonardo Da Vinci who said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”) favored simplicity, and it’s clear to see why minimalistic design has such an appeal.

The basic principle of minimalistic design is paring down your design down to the most essential elements needed. Minimalist design does away with unnecessary colors and textures and removes extra fonts.

Minimalism is everywhere nowadays, from websites and logos to movie posters and print ads. And if you’re working on a print ad right now, this roundup is just what you need.

We’ve gathered the best minimalist print ads from all over that you can use for your inspiration. You can also make use of them if you’d like to learn more about the concepts of minimalist design and see how other designers use the basic principles of design to strip away unnecessary elements.

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Smart Center Rio de Janeiro: Evolution always compacts, Triceratops

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National Environment Agency Singapore: Smoke it outside

National Environment Agency Singapore: Smoke it outside

Amnesty International: Fight with signatures

Amnesty International: Fight with signatures

WWF: Panda

WWF: Panda

CNN International

CNN International

Columbia: Shades

Columbia: shades

Samsung: Power

Samsung: Power

Nestlé Kit Kat: Vuvuzela

Nestlé Kit Kat: Vuvuzela

XPC Sandisk: Man

XPC Sandisk: Man

World Trade Center Piano Concert

World Trade Center Piano Concert

Canon: There’s more under water, Whale

Canon: There's more under water, Whale

Lego: Tank

Lego: Tank

Olay: Undo

Olay: Undo

Garden Cafe: Opening

Garden Cafe: Opening

Levis Slim Jeans

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MTV Networks: Black Ribbon Michael Jackson

MTV Networks: Black Ribbon Michael Jackson

CNN Turk: Lightning

CNN Turk: Lightning

McDonald’s: Medium

McDonald's: Medium

Sexual Assault in Israel: Two Seconds to Spot

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LA Bicycle: Folding bike

LA Bicycle: Folding bike

95% Advertising Academy: D&AD

95% Advertising Academy: D&AD

Zoo Bucuresti

Zoo Bucuresti

Listerine: Fish

Listerine: Fish

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Dig2go

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Jeep: Bushman & Eskimo

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Audi VAESA: Easy Park

Audi VAESA: Easy park

Plant for the Planet: Factory

Plant for the planet: Factory

Venezia Cafe: Soda

Venezia Cafe: Soda

Oral-B Dental Floss: Fish

Oral-B Dental Floss: Fish

Lego: Periscope

Lego: Periscope

Small Burger

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Swissaid Aid Organization: Corncob

Swissaid Aid Organization: Corncob

Coral Decora Paint: Eiffel Tower

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Heineken: Social Networking Since 1873

Heineken: Social Networking since 1873

Colgate Floss: Brain

Colgate Floss: Brain

Weekend

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Tok&Stok: Matches, Chairs

Tok&Stok: Matches, Chairs

Jeternel Beauty Clinic: Mouth

Jeternel beauty clinic: Mouth

McDonald’s: Wi-Fries

McDonald's: Wi-Fries

Hut Weber: Hitler vs. Chaplin

Hut Weber: Hitler vs. Chaplin

Eqdom: Shoe

Eqdom: Shoe

Danacol: Bacon

Danacol: Bacon