14 Mar Banner design: 7 Funky banner designs that work
On this blog, we’ve discussed quite a bit about expressing your brand. We’ve delved into how to communicate your signature message using the web, business cards, and flyers. But there’s one type of design we haven’t talked about, and that’s banner design.
Banner Design Is Everywhere
Banners and posters are used by almost every kind of business in every kind of setting. Every trade show or convention is full of different and unique examples of banners.
Retail stores use banners to bring customers in and to inform people of their deals. Large print banners and posters are used to advertise on countless spaces, including in and on public transit!
The longer you’re in business, the sooner you’ll need a banner design.
And just because print banners are more of a traditional design, it doesn’t mean they have to be boring. To prove this point, we’re showcasing 7 funky banner designs that really work.
This banner design is immediately noticeable due to it’s odd, humorous image. The sight of a giant shark wearing a cheap panda mask is not something I would expect to see!
The combination of the silly image and the serious tagline makes this funky banner especially hard-hitting.
This series of banners is an excellent example of being funky without being off-putting. The classic photos really call to mind the vintage, throwback vibe of live theatre and the splashy colours add a modern bit of excitement.
The entire series is consistent and the disparate elements are combined with enough sense to consequently make this banner design feel complete, whole, and still interesting.
This two sided banner immediately has you guessing – what’s on the other side? The open road!
Combining clever cliche, interactivity, and striking imagery makes this banner really work.
Sometimes a simple reference can say a lot. The colour of this banner and its pattern calls to mind high quality brands. This tells the audience that the product is also high-quality.
The tagline: “This bag is also a dress” is also very engaging. It tells you just enough to get you interested, but not enough that you don’t have questions.
Any design that leaves you with questions that you want answered immediately is a great design.
It doesn’t get any hotter than this banner design!
This totally unique billboard definitely stands out. Use it as inspiration! Imagine your product or service gone wild. What would that look like?
Minimalism is excellent in design because it makes your message so much louder because there are fewer elements to distract your audience.
This banner speaks loudly and clearly in the simplest terms. With only five words this tells you that you can live a full, healthy life by using their product.
Remembrance day is on November 11, and in 2011, the day was 11/11/11. This banner excellently combines everything we’ve been talking about.
The banner uses minimalism to speak louder. It’s engaging and interactive because you need to work out just what it means. Finally, the image of saluting soldiers is very powerful.
How can you combine these elements in your designs and promotions?
These banners are all very funky, and they all work. They effectively communicate their message by being engaging, powerful, and loud in the right way.
Banners come in all shapes and sizes, from vinyl signs to billboard ads. Imagine all the ways you could put a banner design to use for your business!