If you want to grab someone’s attention, a street poster hanging on the nearest lamppost is a great way to do it.
Doesn’t matter if you want to advertise something, look for a missing pet or just put a smile on your neighbors’ faces, this is one of the best ways to do it – old school! Because who needs the internet!
We’ve gathered some of the funniest, goofiest street posters out there. Take a look. Which one is your favorite?
A Proper Chopper
If you can bring it, this guy will chop it. If you can imagine it, he can chop it. In fact, he dares you to bring him something he can’t chop.
He already chopped wood and tires, so think bigger, stronger, and harder. On top of that, you’ll be doing him a favor, because apparently chopping helps him focus on the good stuff in life. Just in case your yoga doesn’t do the trick… here’s something you can try. Chopping yoga.
Bird Is The Word
Being nice for once didn’t help this guy much. He just wanted to do a good deed for a day, and it turns out it was one hell of a day. Yelling all the names in the book can be exhausting, especially if you yell at… well… a pigeon. Conversely, what are names one uses on birds? Is there a book of bird names that I don’t know about?
So not only was doing a good thing didn’t go as planned, but the pigeon is now terrorizing his daughter and dog. That is one vicious pigeon.
Here’s a thought… let the bird go. It’s a pigeon.
Trolling may not have a strong purpose in digital marketing, but it’s always fun. Trolling outside the digital world is next-level kind of fun.
This person decided to have a lot of fun by trolling the world of social media marketing strategies, by creating a poster full of Facebook likes. Bad news though. Someone already had that first like, so you can’t be ‘the first one to like this post.’ Better luck on the next lamppost.
Hot Tub Risks
Every summer, this neighborhood is in danger of this hot tub hooligan. You don’t see him come out during the winter. He is probably in some cave, sleeping through the cold. But as soon as the sun comes out, he is on the loose again. Gates and locks don’t help. He will find a way to get into your hot tub. The only thing you can do is turn off your hot tub, and just wait for the hooligan to get up and get into your neighbor’s tub.
Hold It Together
Oh great, panic is over. A good Samaritan just found your rubber band, which once may have held your stack of 20 dollar bills. So as you can see, everything isn’t that bad, as long as there are good people who are ready to help. He could’ve taken the rubber band and not return it to you, but there is a good heart beating inside this person. My only question is, are there different rubber bands for different bills? And if so, what is the color of the rubber bands that hold 50 dollar bills?
Just Say Yes
This neighborhood just became a little bit better when someone decided that, every once and a while, everybody needs some encouragement in their lives. You wake up, you go to work, you come home, and you don’t want to take any risks.
This person knows that our lives deserve more yes to new things, more yes to love, more yes to embracing the day. So if you have trouble saying “yes,” just take one from the poster and say yes to life.
Being in the doghouse is not always pretty, as this guy probably knows. And because he is in one, the dog has no place of his own, so a fair trade is in order. The question that is bothering me is, why a trombone? No, seriously, why would he want to learn how to play the least sexy instrument ever? Is he still not done failing his wife? And if he truly does want to learn how to play the trombone, maybe Toby the dog is better off somewhere else.
A Private Singer
Tina Turner sang about a private dancer, but a private singer is next-level of entertainment. No matter if you are feeling sad, romantic or just plain happy, Sean has a song for every mood. Most of his songs are about the stars and the moon though, but you are the one who will be over the moon when you hear them. And if this is just not enough for you, Sean will also pay you to listen. So instead of having a part-time job being a babysitter or working at a diner, just call Sean, sit back, and enjoy.
Something tells me Paul is still waiting on that call. And that he didn’t pay much attention in school… or in life in general. But you can’t accuse Paul of not being a good guy. He rescued this “cat” from the dangerous world out there, and it doesn’t matter if it’s not properly house trained, he is still keeping an eye on it and waiting for its owner to call. Because Paul knows how sad some people can get when they’ve lost their cat. I think Paul is in for a surprise.
When you lose a pet, you put posters up in order to find it. When you find one, you put posters up in order to find the owners. But here we have a story with a twist. If you find a dog and you don’t want to give him back, but you want his (now previous) owners to know he is safe and happy, you put up posters. This person is either a thief or just one lonely guy who finally found someone to talk to. Someone who understands. A homie. A really cute homie.
Puns To Go
The pun-master has spoken. Well not so much spoken as he has written. This guy thought people need more laughs in their lives, so he decided to give them something to laugh at. Just doing his part to bring some laughter into the world.
These puns are can be found on a bulletin board by the local park, and while they may be tearable puns, they’s certainly not terrible ones. Need a pun? Have some fun. And to the pun-master, well done!
If this doesn’t help this guy to get his wallet back, nothing ever will. The Department of Motor Vehicles has never been a fun place. It may not be as evil as this guy makes it out to be, but if it helps him get his license back, we can forgive the harsh words. We just hope whoever found his wallet has been to the DMV at least once, so he could understand this guy’s pain. At the end of the day, keep the wallet, keep the money, just send this guy his license back.
You have to give this guy a credit for being honest. Most of the time people are exaggerating in their description of the product they want to sell. Not this guy. You’ll get what you see from him, if you can see it at all. Either way, anyone who saw this poster got to have a little laugh as well, so even if this guy fails in selling this terrible printer, he will at least be successful in bringing a smile to our faces.
Most of the time, ordering people around would make them do the opposite, just to spite. But this is a completely different approach, which we think might just work. Make people laugh, and they will actually do as you want just because you were creative and funny instead of bossy and grumpy. On the other hand, maybe this cat owner is seriously having a problem with his cat smoking, and the cat’s coughing keeps him from have a good night’s sleep, so he is reaching out for little help from the community.
Ninja Is Out There
Ninjas are deadly, elusive and crafty. If you see one, it only means one thing, your time is up. So don’t go looking for ninjas, don’t talk about ninjas, don’t ask about ninjas. As a matter of fact, just to be sure, don’t talk about this poster either. And if you see it somewhere, try to look away, and just go on with your life. Don’t pay attention to it, or god forbid stand in front of it and stare. You would be testing your luck then. Even the creator of this poster has disappeared from the face of the earth.
Beware of the Turtle
Considering the speed turtles move in, this guy probably found out his pet is missing a month ago. But he was probably more surprised when he found out his nunchucks were missing as well. In hindsight, it was probably a bad idea to teach his turtle how to fight. Wait a minute… I know what this is. Splinter made this poster because Michelangelo missed his curfew again. Maybe he should try looking in the pizza places in the neighbourhood.
A Proper School
At last, someone to teach your son how to bleed…. wait, what? Although it’s a good idea to teach your children some helpful skills, I don’t think any mother wants to teach her son how to bleed, or groan, or fight. On the other hand, can someone please tell me what skill is “pink”? How is someone suppose to teach your daughter “hair” and “pink”? If these two don’t put some more classes in their curriculum, I don’t see a bright future for their school. Or a pink one.
Is It Me You’re Looking For?
Stop searching. Lionel was found safe and sound, and ready to sing along. But if you’re still trying to find him, take a look at your nearest lamppost. This is also a good way to learn the lyrics to a famous 80’s song. Get the poster, start singing “Hello, is it me you looking for?” and then just tear out one piece of the poster at a time until you finish your song. Legend says Lionel Richie will appear when you finish both the song and the poster.
When You Lose Yourself
This is what happens when you lose your smartphone with your whole life attached to it, and the only way of getting a hold of yourself is to have your contacts on lampposts. But people are evil and they will steal your contacts from the posters, leaving you alone, in cold, without all of your friends and family. So be smart, keep an eye on your smartphone, and maybe tattoo your contacts on your hand in case of an emergency like this.
Basically, if you see droids out and about, make sure they are not the droids this person is looking for. The only thing that we are certain about is that the creator of this poster is a massive fan on Star Wars, and that he may or may not have lost his droids. But if by any chance you see them, don’t call, because those are certainly not the droids you are looking for. Get it? Good. Neither did we.
Famous Warrior Pet
On very rare occasions, you can find an animal that fits its name perfectly. And Maximus Decimus Meridius is here to prove that. This gladiator, this warrior, this guinea pig is missing, presumably off to have his vengeance, so if by any chance you see it, leave it to finish what it started, and try to get out of its way so you don’t become a part of his vicious vendetta. Or you can try to call it, but be sure not to miss any detail from the name of this true hero.
Do not try to capture the wormhole. Yes, it’s lost, but if you find it, just leave it alone. The warning is clear. Look what happened to the poor lamppost. It got lost in the space/time continuum. If by any chance you do try to catch it, don’t be surprised if you see yourself inside this poster trying to get inside this poster. Be sure to always have an astrophysicist with you when you go searching for that wormhole, or at least a big Stephen Hawking fan.
Erwin Schrodinger lost his cat. It may be still alive, it may not be. It is most certainly in a box, so be careful if you see any boxes, because Mr Schrodinger’s cat may be inside. Or not. And the cat may still be alive. Or not. To be sure, just pass by the box, and don’t give it a second thought, and let Mr Schrodinger deal with the problem himself. Although if you take a better look at the poster, this cat could not get very far because of its size. So maybe it is still in a box nearby. Or not.
What we have here is an open and shut case of minor crimes in the neighborhood. We have a dead goose in a backyard, a poster trying to appeal to the perpetrator, and a picture of the perpetrator, who is obviously responsible for dead geese. According to his parents, Ned’s entire room is full of dead geese. How did Ned get these geese? Were they alive before the little boy got to them? Or do we have a little sociopath on loose here? That is for the neighbors to discover, tonight at the intervention in Carl Donaldson’s back yard.
Lost & Found
You know the famous saying “finders keepers”? Well, this guy obviously knows all about it. He found himself a horse, and he decided he’s gonna keep it. It’s the previous owner’s fault that they didn’t keep an eye on it. How can you lose a horse? How can you misplace that huge wonderful animal? On the other hand, what exactly can you do if you find a horse? It’s not like you have a farm and a stable to put it in right away. Anyhow, if you are the horse’s previous owner, do not call the number on the poster. It’s there just for show.
Frodo proved to be one very irresponsible hobbit when he couldn’t keep one ring safe. Gandalf is probably regretting his decision as we speak. But still, please try to help this little fella and give him a call if you see this ring. Don’t be a Gollum. Assist this little hobbit in his quest to save the Middle Earth.
Then again, I can’t shake off the thought that this can also be someone’s wedding ring. “Causes invisibility when worn” – check, “May cause malevolence” – if his wife finds out that the husband lost it, double check!
Not everyone is Leonardo da Vinci. Some of us are Picasso or Kandinsky. So if we lost a pet, and didn’t really have time to go and print posters because time is of the essence, we have to rely on our talent, and your imagination to recognize the lost cat. If you see a cat that looks like this one, hanging around some tree, don’t hesitate to follow the signs all the way back to the owner’s house, because he forgot to put his number on the poster as well.
Klaus is off his meds and in search of a new victim. His owner changed his mind and decided to just leave it to animal control to deal with Klaus’ anger issues. It appears the anger management therapy sessions Klaus was attending didn’t help at all, so if you see this little fella, just try to calmly walk to the other side of the street. As for the owner, I think he has the other “happy” dog to play with, once he decides to leave his safe place.
This guy is a finally a man. Mother has told him that special things come to those who wait, and he waited, and waited, and waited for that special girl. Since he obviously waited for a long time, he decided to share his happiness with the world. Support him, and celebrate with him by tearing up one of the cheers from the poster. Oh, and also add him on Facebook. A guy like this probably has 54 friends so far. Popular fella, you can tell.
Rihanna Was There
It is so sad that the guy from the poster gave up searching for love 2 feet away from where he was. If he had just walked around the street post, we would’ve seen a completely different picture here. Though worry not, because love was found at the end, by a different person. Rihanna found it. Apparently, she shined a light to an open place, and there it was. Sitting there, waiting to be found. But since Rihanna already has a lot, she decided to give the love away.
Obviously, something terribly wrong happened on a polka rave night on the 21st of March. Vince and Steve were happily coming back home from another very successful night on the town when the ice cream incident happened. And now Vince is sorry, Steve is gone, and one wonderful friendship is ruined. But there is still hope. If you happen to know Steve or see him, tell him that all is forgiven and forgotten, and he is free to come home to his best friend, whom we can actually see.
The world is full of talents. Whether you can sing, dance or roar, there is a stage for you out there and an audience that can’t wait to hear from you. Katy Perry even sang a song about it. So if you thought no one wanted to hear you roar, you are mistaken, my friend. Record yourself and send it to this contest. As Perry sings, “Louder, louder than a lion / ‘Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!” So let your inside voice and your inner animal out and win yourself $50.
Time is of the Essence
Aaron obviously has a lot of baggage. It’s not easy to carry both the West Nile virus and Malaria at the same time. That is why it’s important to find him and make his final hours more pleasant. But time is of the essence here, cause Aaron only has a few more hours – 12 at most – to live. He already had a wonderful and fulfilling two days of his life, and we would all hate to see him spending his last hours alone, with no one to bite. Please help Aaron have some great final moments surrounded by people who love him and are immune to these diseases.
This is the chance of a lifetime. A local progressive rock band with a bright future is looking for a new drummer, because the old one found himself a girlfriend. So if you are single and looking for a place to misplace your anger, call this band, and get your chance at becoming less repulsive to the opposite sex. Oh, one thing though. You have to know these tunes, they are crucial for you to become one of the gang. Obviously, the singer wrote this poster.
Punctuation is Important
This guy has some issues. Fortunately, he is taking medicine for his mental problems. Unfortunately for him, and for the rest of us reading his poster, he forgot to take his meds and got angry at the keyboard. The casualty of this incident was the period key, and although you might think he lost the comma key along with all other punctuation keys, he is trying to make things better. Because we all have issues, and we deal with them the best way we can.
Now here we have a serious problem. It’s a mystery that not even the greatest detective of all time, Mr Sherlock Holmes, could solve. Although, his method can actually help. Where did you last see your numbers? With whom? Do they have a habit of disappearing? Where did you find them last time when that happened? Did you look for them in a phone book or on your keyboard? Maybe they’ve just gone to visit 7, 8 and 9?
Apparently, a community of very small people lost their step ladder. They weren’t that attached to it, as it was their step-ladder. If it was their real ladder, the problem would be bigger – although not that big, as their step ladder is missing. The problem here is that because the step ladder is missing, the little people couldn’t hang up the posts high enough for a regular person to see. So if your dog stops to pee on this street post, take a few minutes and see what it is peeing on.
Missing a Part
This poster is here to let you know that its other half is missing. And admit it, we’ve all been there, and we all know that feeling of something missing. Missing that someone who completes you. It’s never easy. It’s like you lost half of yourself. Not unlike this poster. So have a heart, and if you see the other half of the poster somewhere doing the same thing, looking for its significant other, be a sport and bring them back together.
Buy Them While You Can
If you are in the market for a pack of stairs, or you know someone who just might be in need of this beautiful, almost new, rarely used stoop, it’s your lucky day. Here is the ad for a stoop sale. Maybe your stoop isn’t good enough, or you just need a little change. Maybe it’s time to change those ladders that you use to get inside your house and buy yourself a proper stoop. Whatever the reason, you have a three-hour window between 6 and 9 pm, and so long as you don’t tell the landlord, you might just find yourself with a perfectly legit buy. It’s a steal, trust me.
This poster is here to deliver a very personal message from this poor former bike owner to the evil bike thief. He doesn’t expect the thief to return the bike – he knows better than that. He just wants to offer his best wishes to the current owner and hope that everything doesn’t go as smoothly as the new owner was hoping for. There is also an accurate picture of the bike, so if there are more bike thieves in the neighborhood, the real one would be able to recognize himself through the bike he stole.
We completely understand the person behind this poster. Popular music is not nearly as good as it once was. And since all of these bands sound the same anyway, it doesn’t really matter where this poster is put up. Unfortunately, this won’t change a thing, and popular music will still be out there, being mediocre. But this kind of marketing guerilla warfare is nice. It is refreshing and encouraging to know someone out there cares about how music really sounds.
Google Knows Best
Another example of excellent guerilla marketing. This ad is a form of rebellion against big corporations such as Google, and the things they can do and get away with. Every few years, we are faced with yet another scandal in which all of our private information is used without our approval or is leaked for the world to see. So at least someone has a creative way of warning people about it. They should print T-shirts with this message as well.
Either the creator of this poster watched the famous 1999 movie In China They Eat Dogs, or he was just trying to be funny, but ended up sounding very cruel. Maybe he hates vegans and wanted to give them something to yell about. Maybe the next poster would be about a hot dog. Lots of maybes that we all hope are possibilities. One possibility is out of the question, though – that this poster is real and that dogs really do taste like chicken.
There are many ways to get over a broken heart. Some people try rebounds, some get into the liquor cabinet, some travel. This person decided that the best thing to do is to build something. He probably lives next to the sea, since he decided to build a boat. The only issue is a lack of space and friends to join him on his voyage – probably the result of being in a long relationship. So if you have a garage and an urge to travel, contact this guy. Who knows, stranger things have happened. Just be sure to build a proper boat.
There are two possibilities when considering this poster. Either the poster is a set up for a thief, or the owner of these keys is just plain stupid. I’m just really sorry that I can’t be at that address at 5 pm to see what would happen, but it’s obvious that the man who made this poster will surely learn his lesson the hard way. And maybe he needs to. Next thing he will lose is his smartphone with his whole life on it and make a poster with the password for it, so people can call him to return the phone.
Before you ask, yes, it’s a real thing. Sponsored by Pedigree, Puppy Bowl takes place every year, around Super Bowl time. And this poor man’s wife forbids him from watching it because she wants to watch Madonna. This poster is probably a sort of rebellion for the husband, but if someone doesn’t tape it for him, his marriage will be in serious trouble. So be a good Samaritan, and help a perfectly happy couple stay happy by taping the Puppy Bowl. Who knows, maybe next year, you’ll need someone to tape a Madonna concert for you while your wife is watching the Super Bowl.
The Grinch’s New Face
This guy obviously didn’t have a lot of fun growing up, so he wanted to “spread the joy” by telling kids the awful truth. There is just one small thing he didn’t consider. Kids who believe in Santa don’t really know how to read. And I’m pretty sure their parents won’t be the ones to read this poster for them. If any kid asks: “What is this man saying?” they can simply say: “He is telling the world how stupid he is,” and put a lid on that topic right there and then.
This neighborhood is so lucky to have its own Time Cop. The only problem is he isn’t that quick about helping people. His warnings are usually late, and of no use to anyone. As a matter of fact, maybe this neighborhood is not that lucky at all. All they have is a lousy Time Cop that they are wasting their tax dollars on. Maybe the future will give them a better version of Time Cop. The one who can actually predict the future and help them avoid parking tickets. Or they can just learn where to park.
It’s pretty important when you lose something to be very accurate in describing it so people would know if they come across it. Same for dogs. This dog is called London Brown, and he is a white dog from Manchester. Also, he was last seen carrying two large tennis balls with him, so if you see a white dog called London Brown, with two big yellow tennis balls, be sure to contact its worried owners. Also, the dog is friendly but has some… courage.
Fun For Whole Family
If your kid is celebrating a birthday soon, don’t hire a clown or some magician. Be original, be fearless, get your own car impersonator. This poster gives you only a glimpse of this man’s impeccable talent. Imagine the possibilities. Kids can drive any car they want, all for one price. You can rent a car to drive your kid to school, so he could impress his friends with a Ford Mustang, for just a little extra cash for premium impersonation. And after the kids are out, the possibilities are limitless. Call now.