10 ingenious bus wraps that will make you look twice

All aboard! We're looking at 10 stunning bus wraps that will change how you look at public transport.

Getting creative is one of the most effective ways a business can get their message seen. We've already seen how innovative billboard advertising can attract attention for miles around, but if you really want to stand out from the crowd, a creative bus wrap might be the solution. Here are ten amazing examples to inspire you.

01. Specsavers

Watch where you're going!

With their catchy "should've gone to..." advertising slogan, Specsavers are one of the leading brand names when it comes to glasses. This witty bus wrap ties into their brand message and is sure to stick in people's minds.

02. Airport bus

All aboard for lift off

If you need to get the bus to the airport, this clever wrap gives you an idea of what's coming next. When viewed from exactly the right angle, when the sky is its most sky blue, you'd almost be fooled into thinking you're watching a bus taking off. Or at the very least pulling an impressive wheelie.

03. Keep Holland Clean Foundation

Keeping the streets clean

Litter can be a huge problem on public transport. When people aren't in their own car, it seems they don't mind dropping rubbish everywhere. To remind people to pick up after themselves, this optical illusion wrap turns the back of a bus into garbage truck. Let's just hope it doesn't smell as bad as the real thing.

04. National Geographic

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the bus shelter

If you've got a shark phobia, this bus wrap might prove a little difficult to get on board with. Created for National Geographic magazine, this design features shark jaws printed on double doors that appear to swallow you up.

05. Crunchy Nut Cornflakes

People really will do anything for the cereal

Just like Specsavers, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes have grown to dominate their sector through good advertising. Arguing that people go to drastic lengths for the tasty cereal, this bus wrap continues the idea with an enthusiastic fan clambering out of their car for a bowl of the good stuff

06. Dr Best

A bendy bus brush for those hard to reach areas

This flexible brush from Dr Best makes clever use of those accordion-like busses you see curving across the roads. Bringing together busses and bendy brushes, this is a simple but effective design that tells you everything you need to know about the product.

07. X-Games

Don't try this bus on a half pipe

To tie in with an event for extreme sports channel X-games, this wrap turns a conventional bus into a giant skateboard. By cleverly lining up the tyres with where the trucks usually sit, this design looks like your watching a giant skate down the road.

08. Copenhagen Zoo

This wrap puts the squeeze on advertising

We're not sure if this wrap of a giant snake crushing a bus will put you off or encourage you to visit Copenhagen Zoo. Either way, it's a memorable design that is sure to stick in your head and generate word-of mouth enthusiasm.

09. Perth Zoo

Worse things happen at Longleat

Another bus wrap for a zoo, another animal wreaking havoc. This time its Perth Zoo, who opted for a tiger for their distinctive advertisement. Luckily it looks like there's nobody in this bus, or it would be tea time for the tiger.

10. Wellington on a Plate Culinary Festival

Anyone for sea food?

Not all animal related bus wraps have to be deadly, however, as this design for a culinary festival shows. By turning the antenna on the top of the bus into part of the design, this bus really looks like it's ferrying around a giant crustacean. But does it come with a side order?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dom Carter is Creative Bloq's staff writer, news finder, and all round design fan. You'll usually find him drooling over screen prints and coveting more notebooks than is practical.