30 Extremely Disturbing Print Ads

An advertisement is one most targeted way to attract the attention of viewers. One has to wonder how the creative directors and designers came up with these concepts. These advertisement campaigns are almost against the domestic violence, cigarette smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, human rights violations and campaigns for nature preservation which were often focused in an ad campaign. Here are 30 Controversial advertisements.

Spid will look after your baby. But not that baby


Caribú Bitter: Canari


Caribú Bitter: Poison

Child Health Foundation: The Scream

Emirates Arthritis Foundation: Painful


Family Network Foundation: Dad


Fashion Outlet Zurich: Cow


Good Parent: Boy


Don’t cut a dream


Don’t cut a dream

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Pet flea & tick spot on: Haircut
Vancouver Aquarium: Bath

YouthSPK: Blood


The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation: Chair


Amnesty International: Archeryadvertisment2

WWF: Bloodadvertisment3

Stella Coffee Pot: Spideradvertisment4

RSPCA: Womanadvertisment5

They Weren’t Born to be Wornadvertisment6

Masterlock: Hippiesadvertisment7

Domestic violence: Livingroomadvertisment8

Lung cancer awareness: Oneadvertisment9

Humans for Animals: Seal (Don’t treat others the way you don’t want to be treated.)advertisment10

Lung Cancer Fundation: Second hand smoke in the homeadvertisment11

One click could change your future, Belt up.advertisment12

APAV, Victom Supportadvertisment13

We dont have enough donorsadvertisment14

Sharing The Pain Cuts it in Haleadvertisment15

Popeye Detergent Hipoalergenic: Hell raiser

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  1. Rich says:

    These print ads are disturbing, thought-provoking, and creatively inspiring. I love seeing any ads that are controversial and make some think about how our society views the world. Then, the print ads challenge that notion to make us rethink that perception. For example, the mother seal clubbing the human baby. It’s simple, to the point, and a very creative way to get the point across about humanities cruelty. Great article!!

  2. Graphiics says:

    This post real source of inspiration for designers like me…