40 Absolutely Stunning Dark Ads

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August 13, 2009

Photographers and artists alike are always looking at light as the key element in any composition, which is certainly extremely important for dark advertisements.

Dark ads are usually used to portray a scary situation, or a serious issue, creating a dramatic impact.

Surprisingly, there are many dark ads that are humorous, creating a strong contrast between darkness and humor.

In the post, you’ll find 40 absolutely stunning ads with dark singularities and creative lighting effects.

Click on the images for larger previews.

1. Movistar

Your Number Always Survives.”

2. CNA Nintendo Wii: The Home of Racing

3. CNA Nintendo Wii: 2009 Golf

4. Ovam: Clean Environment

Who do you count on for a clean environment?
Together we make tomorrow more beautiful.”

5. Scottex Maxi Roll

Extra Strong, Extra Long.”

6. Kairos: Fight Child Abuse

With your support we’ll be able to give psychological and physical help that hundreds of children and families need in order to live better in the less fortunate areas of the country.”

7. Xtra Slim Fat Burner

8. Masterlock

Tough Enough For Any Job.”

9. Disneyland Paris

Get Rid of your Bad Dreams.”

10. WWF

Can’t Afford to Be Slow in an Emergency.”

11. Wave Sound Productions

12. Forst

We only let it go out if you bring it back to us. Forst 1857 Returnable.”

13. DIRECTV Plus: The Sound of Music

Watch it when you want to.”

14. Durex: Pleasure Enhancer

Did you hear that?”

15. Maglite

Maglite, legendary power is to be unleashed with caution.”

16. Land Rover

We also dream of a better world. Go beyond.”

17. Virgin Megastore: Pinocchio Audio Books

Audio books for kids now available at Virgin Megastore.”

18. Virgin Radio

Give Your Radio a Reason to Live.”

19. City Bike Depot

Biking is believing.”

20. 3M Micro Projector

Entertainment everywhere.”

21. Wilkinson: Razor

22. Koba

Long Lasting Batteries.”

23. Sky TV — Alien VS Predator

24. Philips Lightpen

Design The Light You Need.”

25. Vision Foundation of India

Don’t kill your eyes. Donate them instead.”

26. Unusually Big Film Experiences

27. Chevrolet Tahoe

The streets are yours.”

28. Mothers Against Drunk Driving

One drink can change your entire outlook.”

29. Penalty Max Gloves

Way More Stick to Your Catch.”

30. SuanYai Medical Clinic

Powerful but not harmful.”

31. Mineirinho Zero

The new Mineirinho Zero. Don’t miss it.”

32. Kiev Mafia Role — Playing Game Club

The game where you feel like real Mafia.”

33. Mapa: Puzzle

34. Denver Museum of Nature & Science

They’re just waiting to be discovered. More than half of the world’s dinosaur species haven’t been found. See the remarkable creatures we’ve recently uncovered in a new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.”

35. Yamaha

F300 outboard. Sea Climber.”

36. Soundtrax: Music Ears

37. Solar Torches

Emergency torches.”

38. Rayuela Wolf Library

39. Tortuga Tire Tubes

Face any road.”

40. FTC Digital Service

Stop your world. Watch the rest of it.”

Compiled and edited by Liz Fulghum and WDD.

Which ones were your favorites? Please share your opinion and any other great examples that you may have seen.…

WDD Staff

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