print adverts


An ingenious ad for Black Sabbath’s comeback album, “13”, which is shown ‘emerging’ from layers of old posters. McCann dug their way through the many layers of flyposters that cover Copenhagen’s walls to create the installations and resurrect the legends.

Propaganda McCann Erickson, Copenhagen Via

19th Century Japanese Medical Woodblock Prints

Advertisement for Kinder-Puwder, King of Pediatric Drugs – Morikawa Chikashige, 1880

Ten realms within the body – Utagawa Kuniteru III, c. 1885.

Advertisement for pills to cure toxic illnesses such as syphilis and gonorrhea – Artist unknown, late 19th century.

Protective gods help good drugs fight evil disease – Utagawa Yoshikazu, 1858.

Hōsō-e talisman print to ward off smallpox – Artist unknown, c. 1849

Ad for drug to improve handwriting and reading skills – Utagawa Yoshitsuya, 1862

Foods that can be eaten by measles patients – Utagawa Yoshimori, 1860s

Pregnancy guide – Hamano Teisuke, 1880

Hōsō-e talisman print to ward off smallpox – Utagawa Toyohisa II, c. 1830

Defeating cholera – Kimura Takejiro, 1886 

Eye, ear, nose and hand – Ochiai Yoshiiku, c. 1865

Measles treatment – Ochiai Yoshiiku, 1862

Shinto god from Izumo province for preventing measles – Taiso Yoshitoshi, 1862

Illustrated guide to parental obligations – Utagawa Yoshitora, 1880

Illustrated account of cholera prevention – Taiso Yoshitoshi, 1877

Bodily functions personified as popular kabuki actors – Artist unknown, late 19th century

Methods for preventing measles – Utagawa Fusatane, 1858

Defeating measles (personified as a child) – Utagawa Yoshifuji, c. 1840

Hōsō-e talisman print to ward off smallpox – Utagawa Yoshitsuru, c. 1849


Y&R Paris has created two striking graphics depicting the manufacture of two endangered species–the elephant and the whale–using a 3D printer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare(IFAW).

Aimed at targeting technology-savvy youths, the illustrations aim to drive home the message that not all things can be fixed by technology, and that nature is a miracle we cannot take for granted.