The best print adverts of all time

There’s a big focus on digital these days, but the best print adverts can still pack a real punch, be it in a magazine or newspaper or on the street. Like digital ads, clever print ads have to compete for our limited attention. They have the added potential challenge of being static, and it’s very easy for a reader to turn the page with barely a glance.

But while the best print ads may be less hi-tech than newer advertising channels, with a little ingenuity, they can be highly memorable. An arresting image and clever copy are usually the key, drawing us in long enough for us to process the message. Below, we’ve gathered a collection of some of the best print adverts from brands both big and small. Some are clever and creative, some made us laugh and others are hard-hitting or even controversial, but they also show how powerful clever pint ads can still be.

For more inspiration, take a look at our pick of the best billboard advertising. And if you want to work on your own designs, see our pick of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials.

Click on the icon in the top-right of each advert to see the full-size image.

The best print adverts we’ve seen

01. Ikea accepts being second best

Ikea puts itself in the background in this clever print ad (Image credit: Ikea)

Spoiler alert: Ikea is going to crop up several times on this list of the best print adverts. This print campaign was one of its most recent, designed specifically for a store in the United Arab Emirates by DAVID Madrid and INGO Hamburg. It breaks one of the fundamental rules of advertising by recognising that its products are sometimes not the solution and actually get cast aside when

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Galaxy S23 Android 14 One UI 6.0 beta goes live, for real this time!

Samsung has finally launched the One UI 6.0 beta program for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Don’t worry; this time, it’s the real deal instead of an accidental announcement. Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra owners in Germany, Korea, and the US can now take Android 14 and One UI 6.0 for a spin.

Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed it, but if history is any guide, the One UI 6.0 beta will likely be available in at least the UK, India, China, and Poland as well, though customers in those markets might have to wait a week or two before they can join in on the fun. We can also expect Samsung to bring the beta to more of its flagships and some mid-range phones in the near future.

Galaxy S23 One UI 6.0 Beta (Android 14) Program is now live in Germany, South Korea, and the US


Joining the beta program is easy: simply open the Samsung Members app on your phone, tap the One UI beta banner, then hit the enroll button. Once you’re enrolled, you will be able to download the first beta update through the phone’s Settings » Software update menu (this may take a few minutes to work after enrollment is complete). Keep in mind that accessing the beta will require your phone to have a local SIM in it.

Since this is beta software that could have serious bugs, be sure to back up all your important data before you take the leap. Backed-up data will come in handy when you want to switch back to Android 13 and One UI 5.1, as reverting to older versions of Android requires a factory reset.

You can use Samsung’s Smart Switch software on a Windows or Mac PC to go back to Android

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This $300 Pixel 6a deal is back just in time for your summer vacation

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The Google Pixel 6a is down to its best price ever once more, and we love to see it go this low. At $299, the 6a is a great choice when looking for a cost-effective smartphone with a great camera, good battery, and a long list of useful software features.

Back in May during Google I/O 2023, the company announced that the Pixel 6a would stick around even though the Pixel 7a was becoming available for purchase, but with a reduced price tag. Now with an MSRP of $349, the Pixel 6a continues to be one of our favorite Android smartphones, but it’s even more attractive when the price drops below $300 like it has now.

Why you’ll love the Google Pixel 6a

At $349, the Pixel 6a is a great choice in smartphones, but at $299, it’s a fantastic one. Featuring a 6.1-inch display, the Pixel 6a is an ideal choice for anyone who’s gotten tired of handling huge phones and getting annoyed that they don’t fit into their pocket.


The device comes with a 4,400 mAh battery that will last you through most of the day, but on the downside, the 6a doesn’t support wireless charging, so you’ll be stuck using annoying cables. Another drawback to be aware of is that the phone was released just under a year ago, so you’ll have to subtract 11 months from its promised 36 months of Android OS upgrades and 60 months of security patches, set to end in July 2025 and July 2027, respectively.

But what sets the Pixel 6a apart from other smartphones is its custom-built Tensor chip, which was designed by Google specifically for Pixels. The Tensor G1

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Galaxy Tab A8 gets Android 13 One UI 5.0 update right on time

Samsung continues releasing Android 13 for more Galaxy devices at a steady pace. The company has kept as close to its One UI 5.0 tentative roadmap as possible, and the latest device to be scratched off the list is the Galaxy Tab A8 (2022). The Android 13 update is now available for the Wi-Fi version across Europe, while the LTE variant is getting the One UI 5.0 update in dozens of markets, including India.

The Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab A8 variant in Europe gets Android 13 through firmware version X200XXU1CVL5. Similarly, the LTE model in India is getting One UI 5.0 via firmware version X205XXU1CVL5.

The update for the Galaxy Tab A8 LTE in Europe carries firmware number X205XXU1CVL6. It is available in dozens of markets across the continent, including Romania, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, the UK, Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Baltic and Nordic countries, Switzerland, Slovakia, Italy, France, and Portugal.

Better multitasking and a cleaner UI

Generally speaking, One UI 5.0 improves the user experience with a cleaner design and slightly redesigned elements inside the Settings app. And although mileage might vary from one Galaxy device to another, performance should also be improved, as One UI 5.0 is better optimized than the previous versions.

Galaxy Tab A8 users should also get better multitasking features through the new multi-window gestures. And if One UI 5.0 on other Galaxy tablet models is anything to go by, the Galaxy Tab A8 should also have access to a new convenient taskbar, which should further contribute to a better multitasking experience and a more natural workflow.

Samsung redesigned the Recent Apps screen, and the latter now has fewer unnecessary animations. This change should improve usability and speed up performance when switching between or closing apps.


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Annual Point In Time survey is conducted to look at homelessness in the area

COLORADO SPRINGS — The simple question ‘Where did you sleep last night?’ can have many varied and complicated answers for some in the community.

But it’s an important question and the answer could help resource providers better understand homelessness.

On Monday morning, volunteers began the annual Point In Time survey, or PIT count, as it’s sometimes called.

“Every year we are required to be compliant with the funds we receive, and also to get a sense of how many people experience homelessness, is to count how many people are experiencing homelessness on one night out of the year,” said Evan Caster, the Senior Manager for Homeless Initiatives at Community Health Partnership.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities to conduct a Point In Time Survey every other year. Community Health Partnership manages the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care.

To increase the accuracy of the survey this year, some groups enlisted the help of some of the homeless neighbors they regularly see. These members have deep ties to the community that someone who isn’t homeless may not be able to have.

Caster says one of the goals of learning this information is to figure out what solutions are working, and which ones are not.

“Homeless prevention, homeless diversion, working on ways that we can really prevent people inflow into the system. So we see fewer first-time homeless, fewer returns to homelessness, and that when someone is housed that’s a permanent solution,” said Caster.

The surge in the omicron variant of COVID-19 caused the 2021 Point In Time survey to be canceled. Caster said the 2022 survey showed emergency shelter use in Colorado Springs grew compared to 2020.

However, there was a noticeable drop in the number of people considered “unsheltered” under the survey. HUD considers anyone sleeping in

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