Food For Thought: 50 Impressionable Public Awareness Poster Ads

When we think of advertisements, we tend to negatively associate them with mind manipulation of the masses for business profiteering. We tend to forget that advertisements can be used for nobler causes that deal with issues closer to home and to our hearts. I’m talking about using these ads to raise the public awareness on issues such as health, public safety, and the society as a whole.

Print ads may seem outdated in this digital era of ours, but through the careful designing of some of the most creative advertisers in the industry, these poster ads can still generate very formidable impressions upon on-lookers. We have collected 50 poster ads from the Ads of the World to inspire you further.

Editor’s Note: Take note that some of these posters may be graphic in nature. Please practice discretion.

New Zealand Transport Agency

It Looks Small Here, Slow Down

Image Source: Philip Andrew

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Surfrider Foundation

Beaches are home to some of the most beautiful scenery you will see on Earth, but they don’t clean themselves up.

Image Source: Les 6

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Chemical Melting Pot

Check out how many chemicals are found in each stick of smoke.

Image Source: Justus Luke

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Heal The Bay

Look at all the waste we create from our daily lives. Let’s watch what we throw away. Recycle.

Image Source: Hans Castro Gallo

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Projeto Arrastao

A very telling story made with two transportation lines which represent two separate lives that crossed at a bank robbery.

Image Source: Pedro Cappeletti, Flavio Casarotti & Augusto Moya

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Truth

Your life literally fades away with every puff you take from a cigarette.

Image Source: Justin Hampton

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Ban Landmines

You don’t have to check for landmines in your home, but they do.

Image Source: Gavin Whitfield & Sammy-Jane Thom

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Silence Hurts

Sometimes even though they can’t ask for help, it doesn’t mean they don’t need it.

Image Source: Joao Espirito Santo

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Skin Color

Your skin color shouldn’t dictate your future.

Image Source: Olivier Altmann

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Stop For Flashing Red Lights

Kids should have to brave the way to school.

Image Source: Kevin Barclay

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Smoking in Dublin

It’s amazing how something this small can amount to such a huge problem.

Image Source: Ger Roe

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WWF: Deforestation

With all the effortts we put into saving an endangered species, sometimes the threat may come from destroying their home.

Image Source: Francesco Taddeucci & Luca Albanese

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Turn it Off

Sometimes, it doesn’t have to stay on.

Image Source: Antonio Montero

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Desertification

6000 species of wildlife disappear as desert areas grow.

Image Source: Carlos Jorge & Felix Del Valle

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WWF Marine Protection

Somehow, corals made from plastic spoons can’t beat the originals.

Image Source: David Guerrero

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Don’t Self Medicate

Every time you swallow a medicine without doctor’s advise, it’s like swallowing a bullet.

Image Source: Abhay Patkar & Nitin Rajapurkar

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World No Tobacco Day

Check the calendar for the day you take a last whiff of your cigarette.

Image Source: Marcio Ribas & Wilson Mateos

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Sleep Before You Drive

You could get killed in your dreams if you dream on the road.

Image Source: Philip Andrew

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You Are The Key

Some ‘cages’ are not as apparent as this one. Nonetheless you still hold the key to their ‘freedom’.

Image Source: Alvaro Becker & Francisco Cavada

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A Spark is All It Takes

Fires do not discriminate between a matchstick or a whole row of houses.

Image Source: Merlee Jayme & Eugene Demata

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Save the Neglected

This dog and any other neglected pet could turn their lives around and start anew with your help.

Image Source: Steve Crawford

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Don’t Text On The Road

Sometimes ‘sorry’ just won’t cut it. Don’t tempt fate.

Image Source: Razvan Capanescu

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Sleepiness is Stronger Than You Think

When the eyelids drop, accidents may happen. Rest well before each long drive.

Image Source: Suthisak Sucharittanonta

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White Angel Foundation

2.7 million children in Egypt don’t have a childhood.

Image Source: Arindam Sengupta

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Deal with the Consequences

We usually don’t think of the consequences of our actions until it’s too late. A plea to be more responsible with the environment.

Image Source: Eduardo Almeida & Chiquinho Lucchini

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Toronto Crime Stoppers

Your tips put a face on every masked criminal.

Image Source: Todd Mackie & Denise Rossetto

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League Against Cancer

If you detect cancer in time, you may enjoy the luxury where no one wants to steal your partner anymore.

Image Source: Flavio Pantigoso

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Cigarettes Smoke People

Who’s in charge? You or your smokes?

Image Source: Gaetan Namouric

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Who Will Win?

A glass of wine would win hands down when you drink under the influence.

Image Source: Diogo Mello

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Salvation Army

Donate your clothes to the salvation army and keep someone else warm.

Image Source: Tales Bahu & Eric Sulzer

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Help Yourself

Give yourself a lift by giving them a call.

Image Source: Ruy Lindenberg

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Good Parents?

Watch your temper. If you lose it, you may lose more than you think.

Image Source: Filip Berendt

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Get Tested

You can choose how to live your life but choose to get tested too to save it.

Image Source: Dominique Trudeau

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Tabaconomia

Sometimes the costs are greater than just dollars and cents.

Image Source: Flavio Waiteman

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Don’t Drink and Drive

Drinking drunk is equivalent to playing Russion Roulette, and not just with your own life.

Image Source: Thomas Tatzl & Andreas Spielvogel

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Driving Tired Can Kill

When you need to take a break, take it.

Image Source: Paulo Afonso

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Fire Protection

Make sure you stub out your lights.

Image Source: Julian Watt

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Gambling Addiction

Gambling is just as addictive as smoking.

Image Source: Dan Willey

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Everything’s Harder

A hard-hitting inside view of what Parkinson’s Disease is like.

Image Source: Lance Martin

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Covered Up Stories

Some stories get covered up even after they’re written.

Image Source: Alan Madill, Terry Drummond & Barry Quinn

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Stuck

Who enters drug dealing, has nowhere to go.

Image Source: Paulo Castro

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No Place For Smoke

Feel trapped by the smoke? People around you may be.

Image Source: Alexandre Gama

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Losing Part Of Me

These Matryoshka dolls help tell a story that is hard to tell. Stop child prostitution.

Image Source: Andrew Clarke

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Fishing

Predatory fishing doesn’t only threaten ocean life.

Image Source: Flavio Medeiros, Luis Christello & Kike Borel

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Saving the Endangered

Pandas aren’t the only endangered species that need saving. The bluefin tuna is endangered too.

Image Source: Stuart Mills & Anthony Tham

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Living In Harmony

We can make good music together.

Image Source: Ergin Binyildiz & Mustafa Baripoglu

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Basic Necessities

Not everyone has easy access to what we take for granted every day.

Image Source: Roger Tavares

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Life is That Expensive

That’s a little too much, isn’t it? For some people, life is just that expensive.

Image Source: Walid Kanaan

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Mashup Intersection

Extreme black humor at play here.

Image Source: Damon O’Leary

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Not a Cool Brand

Dog-walkers, clean up after your dogs.

Image Source: Matija Vujovic

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