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35 of the most Inspirational flyer & postcard designs

Okay, so I have some new  designs to add to this post of  truly amazing postcard and flyer designs.  I think the latest crop of designs to be included in this post are some of the most original and beautiful pieces of design you’ll see ANYWHERE! These designs that  represent a more artistic and Avant-garde approach to flyer design should inspire you in your own design work.

We can all use a little inspiration every now and then. I hope the following list of exceptional designs from around the web will convince you to do something brilliant yourself!

Disco Fever - stunning photoshop and digital work by Juan Juncosa
Disco Fever – exquisite photoshop and digital work by Juan Juncosa
Simply stunning - design work by Alberto Russo
Simply stunning – design work by Alberto Russo

Surreal, beautiful, wonderful design by Velckro
Surreal, beautiful, wonderful digital design by Velckro
The detail in this "textured" digital design by Luishøck Martínez is incredible
The detail in this “textured” digital design by Luishøck Martínez is incredible
Sublime piece of photoshopping from Ed Price
Sublime piece of photoshopping from Ed Price
Another brilliant digital design from Ed Price
Another brilliant digital design from Ed Price
Ed Price again with the amazing digital work!
Ed Price again with his amazing digital work!
Superb illustration and concept designn by Reuben Rosh
Superb illustration and design by Reuben Rosh
This retro 80's inspired design by thomas kuriatko is outstanding
This retro 80’s inspired design by thomas kuriatko is outstanding
Batoul et Mehdi Dahmane is taking digital design and typography to a whole nother level with this design!
Batoul et Mehdi Dahmane is taking digital design and typography to a whole nother level with this design!
A super cool illustration design from Alberto Russo
A super cool illustration design from Alberto Russo
Alex Tass' brilliant and progressive flyer design
Alex Tass’ brilliant and progressive flyer design
Another of Alex Tass' stunning design and concept
Another of Alex Tass’ stunning design and concept
Superb vector illustration and design by Sandro Tanneberger
Superb vector illustration and design by Sandro Tanneberger
Sublime design by Christoph Ruprecht
Sublime design by Christoph Ruprecht
WOW! This excuisite design by Nuno Serrãoa even has a schematic on the back on how to build a paper plane.
WOW! This excuisite design by Nuno Serrãoa even has a schematic on the back on how to build a paper plane.
Vivid surreal brilliance from Nebojsa Cvetkovic
Vivid surreal brilliance from Nebojsa Cvetkovic
Cool as a cucumber design by graffiti artist formatbrain
Cool as a cucumber design by graffiti artist formatbrain
ericka coello
Ericka Coella has created a brilliant retro design – faded colors and 1970’s style imagery make this flyer super-cool
This flyer is actually a poster that's been cleverly folded to act as both a flyer and "fold-out-poster." The geometric design is really futuristic in a retro way! A seriously sophisticated piece of graphics.
This flyer by Ragnar Freyr is actually a poster that’s been cleverly folded to act as both a flyer and “fold-out-poster.” The geometric design is really futuristic in a retro way! A seriously sophisticated piece of graphics.
Geo Law
Geo Law’s brilliant illustration of people interacting with cool little characters captures the feeling of a “bygone age in a new world” aesthetic. I love this design style!
1960's illustration meets modern-day flyer in this amazing piece of design by Rubens Scarell. The use of type and fontstyle in this flyer is "groovy".
1960’s illustration meets modern-day flyer in this amazing piece of design by Rubens Scarell. The use of type and fontstyle in this flyer is seriously “groovy”.

 

This digital illustration by Martijn van Dam is Octo-amazing! The technique and level of complexity is on another level! Watch the video below to discover some of his digital techniques!

Chameleon – Octopus Illustration from Super Silo on Vimeo.

This is part of a series of self promotional works by artist, Mogollon. As I've said before on this blog, putting your work on postcards is a really effective way of promoting yourself.
This is part of a series of self promotional works by artist, Mogollon. As I’ve said before on this blog, putting your work on postcards is a really effective way of promoting yourself – especially if your work is this good!
christophe reme_Never_effects
This is another self-promotional art-on-postcard design that showcases Christophe Remy’s uniquely brilliant and edgy design and artwork
christoph_ruprecht
Total eye-candy design from Christoph Ruprecht – full of childlike wonderment! The typography is so amazing in this flyer. I love designs in which the designer creates fantastic interaction between the design and  the textual design elements.
A digital piece of artwork that combines well-known images in a
A digital piece of artwork that combines well-known images, monster icons, and other “funky stuff” in a sweet design!
huntemann-a6-front
Super photomanipulation and design aesthetic
Retro design beauty
Retro design beauty
Awesome illustration and design with a beautiful message
Awesome illustration and design with a beautiful message
Incredibly cool, and elegant (great club flyers don't have to be busy!)
Incredibly cool, and elegant (great club flyers don’t have to be busy!)
A sublimely beautiful and complex digital piece
A sublimely beautiful and complex digital piece
Thanks to some excellent photoshopping, I would expect this club to be a really classy joint
Thanks to some excellent photoshopping, I would expect this club to be a really classy joint
love this "propaganda" style flyer artwork
love this “propaganda” style flyer artwork
This tiger design is really eyecatching - the minimal colors and subtle effects are stunning
This tiger design is really eyecatching – the minimal colors and subtle effects are stunning
Great vector Illustration - brilliantly subtle color pallette
Great vector Illustration – brilliantly subtle color pallette
A more edgy design - far more interesting than the typical "sexy girl flyer" design
A more edgy design – far more interesting than the typical “sexy girl flyer” design
Incredible Photoshop skills displayed in this fantastic design
Incredible Photoshop skills displayed in this fantastic design

I hope you too have been inspired by some truly exceptional flyer designs. The one thing that all these flyer designs have in common is that they have tried to be a little more unique and different! I’ve purposely not included that typical “hot girl in bikini” style flyer and shown you a subtler, more thoughtful flyer. When creating your own flyers, my advice is to be bold but try not to be too obvious!

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21 Comments

  1. These are some great fantastic looking flyers! My favorite is the one with the cassette tape! The colors are just splendid!

  2. heya – and thanks for featung my work 😉

    1. You’re welcome – we love your work! If you ever want to promote any more of your design work, feel free to contact me via the contact us link in the upper right-hand column of this site!

  3. yo cheers….
    glad you like…

    ill definately let you know when i have some more fresh stuff for you ;D

  4. Hawaii Sound & Vision

    Wow! Some amazing work. We are drawn to the organic headphone design. We would love to use this as a promotional piece for our growing company. Is this design available for sale?
    Mahalo!

  5. Great list, the best one is the one for the “classy joint”! The lights are somehow fascinating.

    Gave me some great inspiration 🙂

  6. Thanks for sharing these! I love it, so amazing! However, I have never had a client that would 1. spend the money for the time to create such beautiful pieces and 2. would not back away from the artistic excellence and edginess. That’s why I paint, to express free creativity. I love graphic design, but I do envy the artists that can combine their soul with both work and expression in the paying design world.

    1. Hi Susan, I think there is some truth to what you’re saying, that SOME clients won’t pay for great design work but that is not the rule. I’ve created some major design pieces that have been massive undertakings! Weeks of work, infact, to create one brilliant piece! It depends on the client (and size of the clients budget.) For instance, I’ve done a couple of design projects for one of the major record labels (POS pieces, and CD covers, etc) that “no expense was spared” on the project and my time was not under scrutiny. In contrast, I’ve also worked for companies whose strict budgeting didn’t allow for any real detailed thought or design concept! But don’t get me wrong, something “simple and quick” can sometimes produce amazing results. Depends on the designer and the client, and the information you receive from the client, and the relationship you have with the client, and the stars aligning at the right time….etc,etc! This blog post we did on a similar topic may be of interest to you: http://overnightprints.com/blog/managing-design-projects/

  7. These are hot. Party flyers often go unseen.

  8. Loving this mix here, fave definitely the second one!

  9. Great looking flyers!…….I liked seeing the video showing the photoshop and illustrator techniques on the Chameleon piece.

  10. I love it, very inspiring!

  11. Sweet round up.

  12. I’m amazed at how much effort is put into ephemera like this.

    1. One man’s ephemera is another man’s masterpiece!

  13. beautiful! i need to step it up now 🙂

  14. Awesome and inspiring for sure…

  15. 5th from the bottom… “propaganda” Perfectly Simplistic.

  16. I love the new layout. Very eye catching, visually structured and professional. It’s easier for my eye to define the areas of the brochure, whereas Larry’s original flyer design was more of a collage of fonts and images.

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