Human beings don’t always build things to last. Sometimes, they make such obvious mistakes that casual observers can’t believe they didn’t notice their design idea flaws from the get-go. Alas, we’re all flawed (much like some designs!) and most of us have a blind spot when it comes to the things we’re involved in.

Nonetheless, bad designs are a lot of fun to look at and laugh at. And there’s no place who does it better than the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit! We collected some of the best, newest, crappy design fails from the Reddit community, so scroll down and enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave product designs gone wrong, and drop us a comment telling us why you loved hating them.

We at Bored Panda love creative designs, but we also adore really bad ideas, too. When you’re done looking through our awesome list, check out our posts about epic design fails, the very worst kitchen designs, epically bad bar and restaurant designs, and structural nightmares. We’re sure you’ll love these funny fails.

#1

If Only They Realized

If Only They Realized

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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5 months ago

What kind of place were you shopping at to buy penis pasta.

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#2

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

They blew it big time

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#3

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

I'd go...

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There are plenty of examples of bad design out there, but we can find some excellent designs here and there. And good design involves uniting the concept you have with the physical end-result of the product.

For instance, Ikea talks about how its design is “democratic” in that the company believes “good home furnishing is for everyone.”

#4

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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Roald Andresen
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5 months ago

Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Boston anymore.

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#5

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

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Ale_Vidal23
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5 months ago

step 1: don't buy this book

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#6

Cousins...

Cousins...

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Eric Mac Fadden
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5 months ago

Decoration from a trailer park....

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Meanwhile, Apple values quality craftsmanship through and through. Company founder Steve Jobs said that “for you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

#7

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

it's a silent protest against anything or everything- very exsistential

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#8

At The Local Gym

At The Local Gym

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Orillion
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5 months ago

Would it have killed them to paint some pants on him?

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#9

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Tara
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5 months ago

This is how I die

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You’ve heard that “function over form” is an important aspect of design, but have you ever considered that they can be (and should) united into one seamless whole?

Postmodernist Frank Lloyd Wright, who dedicated his life to crafting organic designs, coined the phrase “form and function are one.” According to him, form and function ought to be in “a spiritual union” instead of vying for dominance over one another.  

#10

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

Not enough protection! Needs more packaging!

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#11

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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Shelli Aderman
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5 months ago

Baby shark, do do do do...

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#12

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
5 months ago

curtain time

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the moderators of the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit said that the community changed over the years.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they said.

#13

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

Damn this one's frightening

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#14

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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Delgada
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

and it ain't even a rainbow!

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#15

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Falcon
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5 months ago

We at "Please Use Uploaded Logo inc." are ok with this. 😏

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#16

This Backroad Near My House

This Backroad Near My House

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

How is that thing still standing?!

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#17

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

these two must be fun at parties....

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#18

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

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Orillion
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5 months ago

Shake it. Don't stir.

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#19

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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Delgada
Community Member
5 months ago

premonition?

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#20

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

It's definitely three kids in a trenchcoat

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#21

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

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5 months ago

It’s hiding it’s cavity.

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#22

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

I hope she at least gave him the wrong one. Ps a "diez" button?

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#23

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

Slender Woman!

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#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

Oh I always imagine being drunk

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#25

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

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Dan Buczynski
Community Member
5 months ago

Martians are green, duh

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#26

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

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Alan Green
Community Member
5 months ago

Encourages good posture

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#27

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

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Chuckie
Community Member
5 months ago

They are identical twins, one is an emotional eater. You dont know their life!

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#28

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Daritania Tejin
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5 months ago

If you ever use Permanent marker on a whiteboard, just go over it in the whiteboard marker. It will come off when you wipe then.

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#29

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

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Aaron W
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5 months ago

If you're gonna die, do it safely.

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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Shelli Aderman
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5 months ago

Maybe they need to go to school? 🤣

Mario Clouâtre
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5 months ago

Yes but on which floor?

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bryguy
Community Member
5 months ago

If S=A and B=0 find the equation for E and take the square root to find the floor you need

Catlady6000
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5 months ago

Now see, that makes more sense!

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
5 months ago

University of Donald Trump

Isidien Gudmundsdottir
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah! The same designer as the one from the stairs.

Leo Fragoso
Community Member
5 months ago

School and education do not coincide. I know those schools.

Panda Kicki
Community Member
5 months ago

If you cant crack it you dont deserve to go here..?

Ethan Collard
Community Member
5 months ago

A-O! lets go!

Birchy Cat
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5 months ago

Wtf?

it's me again
Community Member
5 months ago

School of educated guesses

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Better school the educators before they get any chance to educate the school children.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

No education going on in that school.

Jane Alexander
Community Member
4 months ago

Sign designed by 'Sign Committee'.

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

Even if you knew where you wanted to end up, and then the buttons!

Louise Brigance
Community Member
4 months ago

Actually answers a lot of questions about the state of our schools today.

Joyce Deering
Community Member
4 months ago

Alright! Who's job was it to put that ever so helpful sign in the elevator? In my office NOW!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
5 months ago

If the shoe fits . . . but this one doesn't.

jevais
Community Member
5 months ago

Here it should read. Sorry

jevais
Community Member
5 months ago

Should read "heure"

jevais
Community Member
5 months ago

Help ! Get me out of heure please.

Arenite
Community Member
5 months ago

Could it be a divided building? An elevator that opens on both sides, that leads to an East wing or West wing, depending on who you are trying to reach? Not to be reasonable or anything, still lousy design!

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

Someone needs some education.

Heather Reynolds Atwood
Community Member
5 months ago

At least the have it in braille too!

Miranda Young
Community Member
5 months ago

Nice of them to list the buttons that are not there.

Carol Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

What?

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
5 months ago

BS=all floors

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
5 months ago

Could be a lot clearer!!!!

Lynn Morello
Community Member
5 months ago

Just to make sure that you are in the right place, it is noted that someone needs an education.

Jennifer Armstrong
Community Member
5 months ago

And B1 says ‘main’ in Braille....

Samantha Elliott
Community Member
5 months ago

A2 for S2 B2 for E2 A1 for S1 B1 for E1 A0 for SB

TeeMarieTisMe
Community Member
5 months ago

My head hurts.

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
5 months ago

What ?! Ok, I'm a little dyslexic , and everything looks like this to me . My brain just goes "yep, seems right "

Jessica B
Community Member
5 months ago

This makes no sense no matter how I read it.

STicKy
Community Member
5 months ago

"Want to Use the Elevator? Solve first, If not use stairs!"

Miss Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

I'll use the stairs instead.

desert29rat
Community Member
5 months ago

It must be an IQ test. I failed.

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
5 months ago

Makes about as much sense as a public education.

Julia Sandoval
Community Member
5 months ago

WTH???

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
5 months ago

What are they Blood Typing in the elevator?

debrina blackmoon
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

oh, my brain

SnowWolf
Community Member
5 months ago

Bananas in Pajamas introduced some new friends

Ed Souza
Community Member
5 months ago

It's a test.

mr toto
Community Member
5 months ago

Ahahahaha :D brilliant ..I'd print an equation next to it, to calculate the right floor

A Water Bottle
Community Member
5 months ago

You see detention is in the school basement.

El Dee
Community Member
5 months ago

The sign was making perfect sense, until I saw the buttons..

Tammy Hornback
Community Member
5 months ago

you can't get there from here - you have to go back where you came from and start over

John
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like we're taking the stairs kids

Ritzhoneey
Community Member
5 months ago

oh my anxiety... this is painful to look at.

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#31

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

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M.J.
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5 months ago

It looks like a clock sneezed!

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#32

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

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Kristin West
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5 months ago

They don´t like people, do they?

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#33

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

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Human #1,232,867
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5 months ago

In China when market goes up, it's red, when it goes down, it's green... Same here

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#34

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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ADHORTATOR
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5 months ago

It is scary - what do you want :-)

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#35

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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Eleanor Todd
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5 months ago

I LLVE YOU LOL

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#36

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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Luna Lovegood
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5 months ago

WHY???

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#37

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

That doesn't look like a hair carpet, that is in fact an actual hair carpet.

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#38

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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Colleen Coughlin
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5 months ago

I always wanted to know where they came from

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#39

This New Wall Art In My Office

This New Wall Art In My Office

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RJ
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5 months ago

No! Everything I am is possible.

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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Vlad Horobet
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5 months ago

Business in the front, party in the back.

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