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54 of the Best Flyer Design Examples We’ve Seen in 2016
  by:  |  Dec 14, 2016

Let’s start with a disclaimer: Not all these flyers were made in 2016, but thanks to how search engines work we were only able to come across them this year. That said, we’ve seen several interesting developments in “best flyer design” practices, namely with what seems to be the waning of pure flat designs and the return of gradients — thankfully in more understated forms.

Here are some of the best flyer design samples we’ve seen from designers and creative agencies this year.


1.) Claudia Alexandrino


Claudia Alexandrino Flyer

This hip flyer design masterfully pulls off a color palette that not a lot of other designers use.

 


2.) Alexandra Turban


Alexandra Turban Flyer
The proliferation of the “middle-school notebook come to life” aesthetic continues to be charming.

 


3.) Tess Redburn


Tess Redburn Flyer
This is likely the most engaging real estate flyer we’ve seen in a long while.

 


4.)  Face


Face Design Flyer
Elaborate patterns and negative space can work together.

 


5.) Overloaded & Pahito


Overloaded & Pahito Flyer design
This rather old-school event flyer surprises with a well-executed blend of traditional and modern elements.

 


6.)  Anymade


Anymade flyer design
This Czech example manages to be both hip and timeless.

 


7.) Agência Matriz


Agência Matriz flyer design
You shouldn’t discount creative use of live elements, even in this digital age.

 


8.)  Jimena Gamio


Jimena Gamio room mate flyer
We hope Jenna found a great roommate! This is an incredible approach to a problem many urbanites have.

 


9.) Mellow


Mellow Flyer

This is an expected look for many nightclub flyers, but this example takes the complexity to a different level.

 


10.) Suji Allen


Suji Allen Flyer
“Tasteful kitsch,” if such a thing is possible.

 


11.)  Karoly Kiralyfalvi


Karoly Kiralyfalvi flyer
Audiophiles and musicians alike might get a kick out of this minimalist flyer.

 


12.) Moby DiggZOO,


Moby Digg; ZOO, flyer design collab
The vaporwave look seems to have arrived in the mainstream this year.

 


13.) Eugenia Anselmo


Eugenia Anselmo flyer
This flyer is a solid piece of information design.

 


14.) Das Department


Das Department flyer designs
It’s hard to get rid of this kind of minimalist style no matter how sick you might be of it. It just works.

 


15.) BZOING


BZOING vintage flyer design
The washed-out aesthetic of old catalogs and other ephemera wasn’t intentional and was mostly due to a limit of old printing technologies. This example combines modern style with a warm, familiar look.

 


16.)  Company Folders


Company Folders flyer

Who says gradients don’t work?

 


17.) Joanna Kosinska


Joanna Kosinska flyer design
If you’re building a design portfolio, this is how you do it.

 


18.) Matias Corea, Raewyn Brandon and Jocelyn K. Glei


Matias Corea, Raewyn Brandon and Jocelyn K. Glei for Manage Your Day-to-Day Flyer
Fold-out flyers aren’t only for more space. They can be used to emphasize one big point.

 


19.)  Shaun Hill


Shaun Hill flyer
This flyer masquerades as other print materials. Meta design, maybe?

 


20.) Julie Joanny


Julie Joanny flyer

The “lapels” are a great touch.

 


21.)  Loulou and Tummie


Loulou and Tummie flyer
Flat design really shines in the flyer format.

 


22.) Darren Nguyen


Darren Nguyen cutout flyer
Complex die-cut flyers on cardstock may not always be the cheapest or the simplest to ship — but they sure turn heads.

 


23.) Ellen Bruss Design


Ellen Bruss Design poscard flyer
Flyers can also work when oriented horizontally. This example is specifically intended to be used either as a flyer or postcard.

 


24.) Bravo Company


Bravo Company doorhanger flyer


This example from Singapore doubles as a head-turning door hanger.

 


25.) Goooood Company


Goooood Company flyer window

This incredible design incorporates several of the best practices associated with minimalist design, yet isn’t simplistic. Wouldn’t mind owning one of these, just because.

 


26.)  Olivia Olive Products


Olivia Olive Products Flyer

Never thought a flyer design could make olives be this exciting!

 


27.) Kyary Pamyu Pamyu


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Tower Records Japan
This eye-catching promotional flyer by Tower Records for J-Pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has unexpectedly punk roots.

 


28.) Shop Spotlight


Shop Spotlight flyer
This isn’t exactly what many of us think when we hear the word “timeless”. But this is exactly what this design is. Come back to it in 10 or 20 years and we’ll bet it still works great.

 


29.) Baby Jupiter


Baby Jupiter flyer
One color design was once borne out of necessity. No one needs to execute these designs anymore, but they can still look great.

 


30.)  Ed Price


Ed Price flyer
The “techo” look seems ingrained into many nightclub flyer designs. This example manages to avoid looking like everything else, which is saying something.

 


31.)  Marco Oggian


Marco Oggian Flyer
One problem many minimalist designs have is that they are minimal to the point of omitting import info. This flyer does it right.

 


32.) Zim & Zou


Flyer by Zim & Zou
Hey, we like penguins.

 


33.) Ross Gunter


Ross Gunter matte flyer
Using a matte stock makes a difference. This design would not work quite as well with a gloss finish.

 


34.) Giuseppe Fierro


Giuseppe Fierro borgo flyer
Straightforward design is often the best, especially when lots of important information is involved.

 


35.) Michael Higginson


Michael Higginson flyer
It’s fairly challenging to make these many different fonts work together.

 


36.) Andersdenkend


Andersdenkend flyer design
Gradients and flat design can work well together.

 


37.)  Jacopo Severitano


Jacopo Severitano flyer
Don’t discount the power of one good photo.

 


38.)  LouLou & Tummie


LouLou & Tummie flyerThis same concept would be awesome if expanded into a trifold flyer.

 


39.) Eszter Laki


Eszter Laki flyers
Another standout horizontal flyer design.

 


40.) Nicole Jacek


Eszter Laki lenticular flyer
This experimental flyer design uses lenticular printing to create an interesting effect.

 


41.) Piotr Szmilyk


Flyers by Piotr Szmilyk

Designs that require accurate edge-to-edge printing are best done through a professional printing service that offers manual proofing.

 


42.) Martin Azambuja


Martin Azambuja flyer
This color palette can get out of hand if you don’t know what you’re doing.

 


43.) Valerie Jar


Valerie Jar flyer carrot
I’m getting hungry.

 


44.) The Prince Ink Co.


The Prince Ink Co. Flyer
The proportions of this design could easily be transposed onto a bookmark.

 


45.)  Joris Rigerl


Joris Rigerl - flyer
This flyer design calls for some extremely accurate proofing.

 


46.) Justin Krout


Justin Krout flyer

This is the best flyer design for contemporary visual design since breaking down images to their geometric basics is a staple.

 


47.) Kristie Kam


Kristie Kam flyer
This Hawaiian-themed flyer blends the traditional with the fashionable.

 


48.)  Joshua Benedikt


Joshua Benedikt club flyer
I’d pay to watch this, based on the flyer alone.

 


49.) Joel Felix


Joel Felix flyer
This flyer design oozes pure Americana.

 


50.)  Steve Wolf


Steve Wolf flyer
As does this one. It even makes the monochrome image work for it.

 


51.) Glenn Jones


Glennz Flyer
One of the wittier concepts for a flyer we’ve seen.

 


52.) Guillaume Kasima


Funny Fun with Guillaume flyer
This whimsical flyer looks good enough to keep for its design alone.

 


53.) Rich Scott


Rich Scott flyer design
You may have seen these around NYC. Pretty basic, but everything just works.

 


54.)  Tobias Tietchen


Tobias Tietchen bike flyer
The repetition in this piece really makes these otherwise basic flyers pop.

 


What do you think is the best flyer design you’ve seen in 2016? Comment below.


 

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