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Guidelines for use of the BADvertising Images

You are invited to print out any or all of the images from the BADvertising Galleries free of charge.

Use them in research papers, on report covers; hang them in your school, and around your community.

Use them to send a powerful message to your elected officials.

Send them as greeting cards to all of your friends.

Make iron-on transfers or decals and put them on T-shirts, book bags, jackets, you name it.

Have fun! Save a life!

In consideration of your use of our copyrighted images, we ask the following:

  • That all uses of the BADvertising images be in good taste and in the spirit of helping others. The images are not available for use in conjunction with any purpose or project that is pornographic, unethical, illegal or ugly. The images are not to be sold without the permission of The BADvertising Institute.
  • Keep the following copyright info and BADvertising web address centered under the image when using the image as a work of art for posters, report covers, transfers, etc. (You may feel free to eliminate the title info and navigation "arrows" from your printed page)

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© 1986 Bonnie Vierthaler

  • Use the following caption to accompany the image in books, magazines, educational materials, etc.

    The ______________________ collage was created by Bonnie Vierthaler, artist, educator and founder of The BADvertising Institute. For more "honest ads", "truth in advertising" projects, and further information, see The BADvertising Institute's web site at www.badvertising.org.
  • Include The BADvertising Institute in resource listings published by your organization, using the following information:

    The BADvertising Institute
    Xiamen, Fujian--China
    Web site: https://badvertising.org
  • Make links from relevant web pages to The BADvertising Institute's home page at:


    Additional links may be created directly to the appropriate pages.

Thanks for your interest in the BADvertising images. We'd love to know who you are and how you plan to use the images so that we can share your good ideas with others. Please e-mail the following info to print@badvertising.org

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Name of Organization
  • Titles of Requested Images
  • Plans for use
Send samples of your creations to us at:


If you didn't find what you need here, contact us.

If you would like to contribute to the work of The BADvertising Institute, we encourage you to send the images and screen saver from our Products page to everyone you know. Thanks!

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