Tired of the same old, been there, folded that brochure? Ready to punch up your next piece of promotional literature — be it for a business, extracurricular cause or product?
Take a look at these examples of cool brochures that are cut from a different cloth thanks to their use of die cutting.
Whether the examples below are puzzling, fruity or ready to take flight, they are all foldable proof that you can do more with less when die cutting is involved.
1. There’s something about a silhouette that grabs the eye and pulls it in.
2. Consider this multilayer, brightly contrasted approach the next time you have a lot of information to fit in one communication piece.
3. Fan out from the usual rectangular brochure shape with this design concept that lets your information unfold piece by piece.
4. Here’s evidence that being square isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
5. Stay a cut above the rest by taking a bit off the top.
6. Color takes center of the die cut stage in this brochure, which uses a repetitive punched-out circle to get to the point at the end of the message.
7. This vibrant citrus brochure is not only visually appealing — it’s also fun.
8. Keep readers engaged by staying on their level — wherever that may be — with this stair step design inspired by an album inset.
9. Show readers the breadth of your wingspan with a design like this that takes advantage of contrasting black and white and visually appealing die cut wings.
10. Help your readers go with the flow with this die cut idea.
11. This brochure showcases a good balance of photography, well-organized text and the visually interesting die cut.
12. Mixing black and white photography with one vibrant color is great artistic strategy in general, but when applied to a die cut brochure, it’s one more way to be original and thought provoking.
13. You don’t have to create your own origami to make die cut interesting. Just one bright hue and a fun graphic and will put your brochure on a different level. The result is a fun and functional brochure that’s far from stuffy.
14. Unveil a kaleidoscope of information with this multipage, tree-themed die cut. While this design may not be for everyone, we like how this concept mixes different backdrops and tones for a creation that’s at an advanced die cut level.
Sometimes you just need less.
You don’t need a lot 0f words to get your message across – just some creative concepts and engaging themes.