There’s nothing quite like a good design that sticks with people. Just think of it… Imagine Apple without its half-bitten apple, or McDonalds with no golden arches, or the never-changing look of Leica camera, which shows that when you keep being different from everything, changing makes no sense.

These are some of the best design examples of our times, but that doesn’t mean it stops here. There’s a whole Reddit community dedicated entirely to design goodness of all kinds, whether it’s graphic design, advertising, architecture, furniture, or product design.

From a really cool design made for the Tokyo Olympics to animal pics made from as many pixels as that of the endangered species' population, these are some of the most creative ideas that prove just what an art a good design can be. Scroll down, upvote your favorites, and let us know which ones you like the best in the comment section!

#1

This Condom Ad

This Condom Ad

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DforDorothy
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2 months ago

This should be higher.

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#2

“Safety Glasses” That I Made For My Wife’s Optometry Office

“Safety Glasses” That I Made For My Wife’s Optometry Office

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Kinga Złotkowska
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2 months ago

Every thing can be designed well or hopelessly. This is what a great design should look like.

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#3

A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria

A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

Great!

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Just be careful you don’t get a papercut when you sit down.

danielw
Community Member
2 months ago

why does a paper cut.... there.... sound worse than a normal paper cut?

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 months ago

Two things, first, Wow!, and second, I want one! No, there is also a question: what does the text say?

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 months ago

OK, the library is designed by Norwegian architectural studio Snøhetta and "The bench is inscribed with several Shakespeare poems" https://www.demilked.com/book-bench-library-of-alexandria-egypt/ Here is the website for Bibliotecha Alexandrina: https://www.bibalex.org/en/default

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Dragonfruit'nrollerskates
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2 months ago

I wouldn't mind getting a couch version of that

postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

My book-crazy mind approves

Christian Miller
Community Member
2 months ago

J'adore!

ImaDerp
Community Member
2 months ago

I WANNA SIT ON IT

Princess Procrastination
Community Member
2 months ago

Sames!

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 months ago

my fave

Stille20
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not a crazy selfie taking instagramer... but I would need my photo taken on that couch

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
2 months ago

The text might say something about how sitting and reading are very beneficial...

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

No. Shakespeare. Good to read. :)

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Payton O'Banion
Community Member
2 months ago

that is so cool!

Thea Leval
Community Member
2 months ago

Honestly, I would sit down and never get up

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Book lovers be excited! 📚 | Edit: I’m one myself. 😃

Sid Curtis Gouveia
Community Member
2 months ago

I want this SOOOOOOOO bad!

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the bench. The rest of the building? Not so much.

Doggo Georgia
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah...

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Cameron Metcalf
Community Member
2 months ago

this makes me want to put it on my background . I Love this!!

Z Alexi
Community Member
2 months ago

Stunning to look at & thickness where book meets in spine looks like it supports one's aching back more than flat park benches. Pity the maid who has to clean the top...& long, dusty 'cavity' in bottom [need rag-on-a-stick!].

sam thecat
Community Member
2 months ago

I remember seeing this while in Alexandria. They have many unique designs including a piano with books instead of keys

Tree
Community Member
2 months ago

Which book is it?? Now I'm so curious..

Mimi777
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this!

paulo marreco
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a book. Nothing further, your honour.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks awesome, but is it comfortable?

Erika Leon
Community Member
2 months ago

Excellent!

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 weeks ago

I absolutely love the bench. Wish I had one.

New Beginnings
Community Member
1 month ago

How did he make that book seat?

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
1 month ago

I totally love it. Would love one for my house!

Catherine Todd
Community Member
1 month ago

read more: https://www.demilked.com/book-bench-library-of-alexandria-egypt/#:~:text=There's%20a%20unique%20bench%20located%20in%20the%20Bibliotheca%20Alexandrina%2C%20Egypt&text=In%201988%2C%20UNESCO%20organized%20an,design%20for%20the%20upcoming%20library.

Catherine Todd
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Bench In The Library Of Alexandria There's a unique bench located in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. In 1988, UNESCO organized an architectural design competition to choose the design for the upcoming library. This Amazing Bench In The Library Of Alexandria is inscribed with several Shakespeare poems... more:

Catherine Todd
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1 month ago (edited)

https://www.demilked.com/book-bench-library-of-alexandria-egypt/#:~:text=There's%20a%20unique%20bench%20located%20in%20the%20Bibliotheca%20Alexandrina%2C%20Egypt&text=In%201988%2C%20UNESCO%20organized%20an,design%20for%20the%20upcoming%20library.

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Catherine Todd
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1 month ago (edited)

Since I love books, I would love to sit on this giant "book bench" in this library! What's it made out of in real life?

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
2 months ago

How absolutely wonderful!!!

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
2 months ago

The definition of Fabulous

Valerie Page
Community Member
2 months ago

We have these at the British Library and have had for years

Cake lady
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome! But where do you find a book that big?

Jane Campbell
Community Member
2 months ago

Also brilliant

Sally Spelbring
Community Member
2 months ago

KWEL

BAILEY PANELLI
Community Member
2 months ago

But can you flip the pages tho?

Tony Debski
Community Member
2 months ago

A wonderful play on words.....Excellent

Wanda Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

Fabulous x

Sarah Melville
Community Member
2 months ago

That is neat

A.A
Community Member
2 months ago

this should be top imho

Duxall Inarow
Community Member
2 months ago

If the text isn't a treatise on sleep, it's a waste of ... paper?

Emyo Jennifer Nakayama
Community Member
2 months ago

Really fantastic idea!

Val Reading
Community Member
2 months ago

Brilliant

Boel Schenlaer
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this! Wonderful Imagination!

Annie
Community Member
2 months ago

This makes me feel like Alice in Wonderland! Gotta love it!

shado
Community Member
2 months ago

love this

Teri Campisi
Community Member
2 months ago

Great idea! I love it!

Teri Campisi
Community Member
2 months ago

What a great idea for a bench! I love it!

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

Amazing

Lesley Byfield-Papworth
Community Member
2 months ago

wonderful

bpanther
Community Member
2 months ago

SUPERB just too good !!

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
2 months ago

Very cool

Phillis Rosenthal
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome

Pili
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome

Shopper East
Community Member
2 months ago

Can I borrow it?

Loraine MacGinness
Community Member
2 months ago

Cleeveer ""

Martha Higgins
Community Member
2 months ago

Once again, amusing and appropriate. Great design!

Lyone Fein
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait. I thought the library at Alexandria was burned down by Caesar 2000 years ago.

Becky Durham
Community Member
2 months ago

There is a similar bench in the British Library

Ed Martin
Community Member
2 months ago

What a great idea, amazing work of art!

Lyn Ashurst
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful!

John Doe AKA "READ MY DAMN COMMENT OR REPLY BEFORE YOU DISLIKE!" 2 months ago

Too bad it's still not the first library.

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

wait, it's back?

Andy Mutch
Community Member
2 months ago

Wonderful!

JustCallMeKat
Community Member
2 months ago

I want that bench

Eggo* .' .
Community Member
2 months ago

perfect for bookworms like me :0

Tom Scozak
Community Member
2 months ago

I wonder what the text is

Autumn
Community Member
2 months ago

Okay, now what book is it?

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
2 months ago

Alexandria Greece, Virginia or Louisiana?

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In order to find out the secret to timeless, captivating, and game-changing design, Bored Panda reached out to Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer who specializes in creating visual identities and brand logos. We previously wrote on two of Emanuele’s projects, where he recreated blank logos in a sleeker way and revealed the fonts behind the world’s most iconic brand logos.

Emanuele told us that the key aspect in timeless design is simplicity. “A simple logo is easily memorable, it enters people's minds and sticks to them.” However, it may be easier said than done. “Obviously, creating something simple is not easy at all, because it must be simultaneously engaging, non-trivial, and suitable for the context it has to represent,” the designer explained.

In order to do so, one has to study good concepts. “Think of the Nike logo. It’s such an extremely simple sign that virtually anyone could reproduce it. At the same time, it conveys the concept of dynamism and speed.”

#4

Each Picture Is Made Of As Many Pixels As That Of The Endangered Species Population- Designed By Yoshiyuki Mikami

Each Picture Is Made Of As Many Pixels As That Of The Endangered Species Population- Designed By Yoshiyuki Mikami

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JiminKimLip7
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2 months ago

This should be first!

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#5

Found In Twitter

Found In Twitter

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DforDorothy
Community Member
2 months ago

It is! No matter if the victim is woman or a MAN.

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#6

Highlight The Remarkable

Highlight The Remarkable

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DforDorothy
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2 months ago

Remarkable indeed.😊

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In order for a project to go viral, it has to have features that will make people share it. There are some techniques to follow.

“First, the sense of humor is key. Secondly, any project that aims to become viral should have something that’s well-known to people. And thirdly, it should feature a collection of images.” In other words, a low-volume project with a single image which has nothing recognizable or universal in it for people to relate to is unlikely to go viral.

However, Emanuele believes that every designer has their own method of coming up with unique designs, and it’s up to the creator to decide which way works the best for them. “The beautiful thing about this creative field is that everyone always has something to learn from other creators.”

#7

Very Direct Ads From The City Of Toronto Against Littering

Very Direct Ads From The City Of Toronto Against Littering

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Gerrit
Community Member
2 months ago

Totally ingenious! But I think it will sadly only reach those people who throw their garbage in the trash anyway.

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#8

This Ad

This Ad

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BusLady
Community Member
2 months ago

This guy needs a job. No Sundays. download-5...89233.jpeg download-5f69b7f389233.jpeg

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#9

Really Great Minimalist Billboard Ad

Really Great Minimalist Billboard Ad

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Rozanne Blignaut
Community Member
2 months ago

As a South African! this add is very frustrating.... BUT I do have to admit that it is a really good one!

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#10

I Really Like The Privacy

I Really Like The Privacy

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

awesome idea. Perfect for siblings

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#11

All The Hooks And Shelves You Need!

All The Hooks And Shelves You Need!

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Wher can I buy this masterpiece?

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#12

A Satisfying Use Of Space

A Satisfying Use Of Space

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DforDorothy
Community Member
2 months ago

Cute and genius.

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#13

Poster For Better Shark Culling Laws

Poster For Better Shark Culling Laws

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Jude Bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

We humans have a lot to answer for. Nothing is safe from us.

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#14

Saw This On Facebook, By Invisible York

Saw This On Facebook, By Invisible York

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

wow.

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#15

A Clever Way To Show What Ancient Ruins Looked Like

A Clever Way To Show What Ancient Ruins Looked Like

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Nicola Roberts
Community Member
2 months ago

Smart.

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#16

Elevator Kick Buttons

Elevator Kick Buttons

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Ben
Community Member
2 months ago

This should be everywhere.

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#17

If You Put All The Mexican Coins Together They Turn Into The Aztec Calendar

If You Put All The Mexican Coins Together They Turn Into The Aztec Calendar

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful coins...

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#18

Ignoring The Politics, This Anti-Gun Pro-Adoption Poster Design

Ignoring The Politics, This Anti-Gun Pro-Adoption Poster Design

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Lousha
Community Member
2 months ago

Also rather hard to turn your own dog against you.

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#19

The New National Geographic Cover

The New National Geographic Cover

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Joonscrab
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2 months ago

This came wrapped in plastic so there's a bit of an irony in this.

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#20

This Shop Has A Option To Shop Alone Or With Assistance

This Shop Has A Option To Shop Alone Or With Assistance

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Wish more shops had something like this, especially when some places the person doesn’t take no thank you as an answer and follow you around.

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#21

Floor Tiles At The Us Postal Museum

Floor Tiles At The Us Postal Museum

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

Cool

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#22

Vietnam’s Daring Golden Bridge

Vietnam’s Daring Golden Bridge

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful.

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#23

The Spines Of These History Books

The Spines Of These History Books

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Decline and fall of the Roman Empire....perfect!

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#24

These Measuring Cups Are Designed To Visually Represent Fractions For Intuitive Use

These Measuring Cups Are Designed To Visually Represent Fractions For Intuitive Use

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

Genius

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#25

This "Seatbelts Save Lives" Campaign

This "Seatbelts Save Lives" Campaign

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

Genius!

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#26

I Thought This Volkswagen Ad Belongs To Here

I Thought This Volkswagen Ad Belongs To Here

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
2 months ago

...and then one of the son's wheels falls off :/

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#27

Studio Ghibli Designed This Dvd Case So It Looks Like The Characters Are Checking Their Reflection In The Water

Studio Ghibli Designed This Dvd Case So It Looks Like The Characters Are Checking Their Reflection In The Water

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ImaDerp
Community Member
2 months ago

My neighbour Totoro is one of my favourite movies

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#28

Time Magazine Covers From 2017, Early 2018, And This Week

Time Magazine Covers From 2017, Early 2018, And This Week

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ImaDerp
Community Member
2 months ago

Summing up 2020...

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#29

Surfrider Foundation Sushi Ad

Surfrider Foundation Sushi Ad

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Daria Z
Community Member
2 months ago

This is powerful!

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#30

Eraser That Turns Into A Tiny Mount Fuji After Some Time Of Use

Eraser That Turns Into A Tiny Mount Fuji After Some Time Of Use

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Karen Fernley
Community Member
2 months ago

I want one!

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#31

Space Exploration Monument In Moscow. 100m Tall

Space Exploration Monument In Moscow. 100m Tall

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm just trying to figure out how it stays up, especially if there's any wind. It's pretty cool though.

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#32

I Found This Bird Table Quite Charming

I Found This Bird Table Quite Charming

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Flisey
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like a Kiwi

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#33

A Campaign Ad For Universal Design In Hong Kong

A Campaign Ad For Universal Design In Hong Kong

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BusLady
Community Member
2 months ago

One giant leap...

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#34

This Durex Add

This Durex Add

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Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 months ago

This needs to be plastered all around high schools! Kids don't think about that enough... Sometimes at all!

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#35

This Alzheimers Awareness Ad

This Alzheimers Awareness Ad

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

Heart-wrenching to just see this.

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#36

This Japanese Restaurant Logo Is Simultaneously A Japanese Crane And A Hand Holding Chopsticks

This Japanese Restaurant Logo Is Simultaneously A Japanese Crane And A Hand Holding Chopsticks

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

so cool!

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#37

Literally The Logo Of The Year

Literally The Logo Of The Year

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

This can be easily transformed into the logo of 2021, which I strongly hope will not happen

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#38

Daring Add By A Company That Sells Hats

Daring Add By A Company That Sells Hats

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

Captain Obvious here: Buy the hat and be Charlie Chaplin, instead of fuhrer

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#39

Milk Box Design Of Vera Zvereva

Milk Box Design Of Vera Zvereva

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

This is cute, even though most of cats are lactose intolerant

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#40

Perfect

Perfect

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ImaDerp
Community Member
2 months ago

BWHAAHA

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#41

Ad For An Eyewear Company

Ad For An Eyewear Company

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Mojones
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Nice van Goggles. Only need two ears to be held in place

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#42

Tp Holder

Tp Holder

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Neil Bradley
Community Member
2 months ago

I bought one of these they're great. I customised mine with a pair of googly eyes and if you put an extra roll on top you can pretend it's a camel.

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#43

New Iceland Sports Team Logo Depicts The Four Mythological Protectors Of The Country. Landvættir

New Iceland Sports Team Logo Depicts The Four Mythological Protectors Of The Country. Landvættir

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

Be afraid, be very afraid!

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#44

Ben&jerry's Call For Participation In Youth Climate Change March

Ben&jerry's Call For Participation In Youth Climate Change March

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
2 months ago

So smart!

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#45

This TV Poster

This TV Poster

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
2 months ago

Powerful

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#46

This Frosted Mirror Display For A Squeegee At IKEA

This Frosted Mirror Display For A Squeegee At IKEA

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postboredom
Community Member
2 months ago

Dang. That's cool

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#47

Minimalism Is King

Minimalism Is King

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Princess Procrastination
Community Member
2 months ago

apple beverage

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#48

Anti-Smoking Poster

Anti-Smoking Poster

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Steve Barnett
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't wish to be patronising, but I’m only commenting to help others who might be confused. This is based on an old '70's arcade game called 'Breakout': the cigarette is the paddle which is bouncing the 'ball' from bottom to top and back again, this is gradually destroying the 'bricks', in this instance, lungs.

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#49

This Swiss Bottled Water

This Swiss Bottled Water

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Radek Suski
Community Member
2 months ago

It's still a plastic bottle. It's still a crime against nature and humanity

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#50

Adidas Sandals Ad

Adidas Sandals Ad

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

For when you have to shop real fast.

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