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30 Hilarious Print Advertisements

30 Hilarious Print Advertisements
In today’s world of interactive web-based marketing, viral campaigns and high production television commercials, the print ad remains one very powerful and effective means for advertisers to reach their audience. The printed format, whether it is for magazines, newspapers or billboards, sets specific challenges for ad designers. An idea or message must be communicated simply and swiftly, it must be eye-catching enough to grab the viewer’s attention and convey the important information in an instant. When a print designer employs humour to carry this information, the result can be become a visual ‘one-liner’, a joke that speaks the message the ad intends. This post brings together 30 hilarious print ads that combine great imagery with cracking comedy. Make sure you check out the second post where we showcase 30 more hilarious print ads! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 3M Scotch Magic Tape: Overload 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.

Beyond Defaults: Transhuman Intelligence Beyond Defaults: Transhuman Intelligence Michael Anissimov Singularity Institute April 2004"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." - Albert Einstein A personal catchphrase of mine is: "never expect the default to be optimal!" The default situation, whether in human affairs, technological systems, or natural patterns, is always the preexisting system, which often works "satisfactorily", but only because the system itself sets our standards! We're so used to the default cluster of reference points because it's all we see. The default is the most common. In fact, don't expect anything you believe in or anything you witness to represent optimality, the best possible option. We're all only human. If we value anything at all about living, talking, thinking, or simply being, then we will care about improving the qualities that correspond to what we value, while continuing to enjoy them in the present. Qualities That Create Value

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