By now, it looks like crappy design is something inherently human. There's such an abundance of it, we'll probably never run out of it. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. I mean, is there a better way of getting your daily dose of whahahahahahaha if not judging others for their mistakes? Bored Panda has prepared another crappy design list for you, poking fun at some of the most ridiculous projects that saw the light of day. From coffee mugs that were created to poke your eyes out to photography services producing outdated leaflets and beyond, scroll down to enjoy the crappy crappiness and upvote your faves.

#1

This Ad Was Meant To Depict How Much The Tiger Had Grown In 10 Years. Instead, It Looks Like....

This Ad Was Meant To Depict How Much The Tiger Had Grown In 10 Years. Instead, It Looks Like....

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

2019 tiger: "Humans are grrreat!"

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So we've seen the consequences of bad design, so what makes for good design? There are a few basic principles to stick to if you want to make sure your design is practical, relevant and makes sense!

According to Dieter Rams, a German industrial designer who was responsible for the design of Braun’s consumer products for many years, there are 10 principles of good design, also known as the '10 commandments.' Even though they were written long ago and technology has advanced beyond his wildest dreams, Dieter's principles still apply today!

#2

The Elders At My Brother-In-Law’s Church Got To Design The Church League Softball Shirts. The Thought “Cli” (Christian Life International) Alone Wouldn’t Signify A Church, So They Added The Cross. Magnificent

The Elders At My Brother-In-Law’s Church Got To Design The Church League Softball Shirts. The Thought “Cli” (Christian Life International) Alone Wouldn’t Signify A Church, So They Added The Cross. Magnificent

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

They seem extremely excited about softball.

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#3

I’m Never Going To Find Any Help Here...

I’m Never Going To Find Any Help Here...

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diane a
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha - Love this one.

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#4

This Ad For Graduation Photography

This Ad For Graduation Photography

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

Well on the plus side, you won't have to look very far!

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Furniture designers Vitsoe have worked closely with Dieter Rams for decades, and helpfully summarize his founding principles of good design with the following explanations:

Good design is innovative The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.

Good design makes a product useful: A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.

Good design is aesthetic: The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful.

#5

Nothing Like The Smell Of Coffee And A Good Eye-Stab In The Morning

Nothing Like The Smell Of Coffee And A Good Eye-Stab In The Morning

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

Nothing like a good stab in the eye to get you going in the morning.

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#6

Unfortunate Hole Placement

Unfortunate Hole Placement

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

It's simple, human, you're getting too cocky.

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Good design makes a product understandable: It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.

Good design is unobtrusive: Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.

Good design is honest: It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.


#7

Commas People

Commas People

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John Doe
Community Member
1 year ago

Commas save lives Let's eat Grandma Let's eat, Grandma

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#8

Paypal Fail

Paypal Fail

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww don't be mean, he's still learning! Doing his best.

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Good design is thorough down to the last detail: Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.

Good design is environmentally-friendly: Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.

Good design is as little design as possible: Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity.

So three you have it, pretty simple right? If you are tasked with designing something and want to avoid the hilarious mistakes found in this list, check these principles off first and you should succeed!

#9

Ah Yes I Was Looking For A Soap Dispenser Labeled "Ketchup" With A Picture Of Grapes

Ah Yes I Was Looking For A Soap Dispenser Labeled "Ketchup" With A Picture Of Grapes

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Lara L.
Community Member
1 year ago

It is grape ketchup. Gives you a proper inner cleaning. Some call it wine.

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#10

I’ll Take The Next Bus, Please!

I’ll Take The Next Bus, Please!

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Samantha Comerford
Community Member
1 year ago

More money could be spent bringing these monsters to justice, rather than paying for a sign on the back of the bus. Ugh 🙄

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#11

Who Thought This Placement Would Be A Good Idea?

Who Thought This Placement Would Be A Good Idea?

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

I truly laughed at this one! So ridiculous! I almost want it in my house in a weird way.

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#12

The Placement Of This Smaller Baby Care Booklet Within This Magazine Doesn’t Seem Very Well Thought Through

The Placement Of This Smaller Baby Care Booklet Within This Magazine Doesn’t Seem Very Well Thought Through

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one way to tell your big sis to kiss your......

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#13

Found This Masterpiece At A Local Restaurant

Found This Masterpiece At A Local Restaurant

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate the sinks that have sensors like that. It goes for like 3 seconds but I need 20 to rinse off the soap!! So I just wave my hands like a maniac 7 times.

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#14

That's Gonna Be An Easy Ride

That's Gonna Be An Easy Ride

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Trius Namowicz
Community Member
1 year ago

You just have to ride on those rocks. It'll be easy I think

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#15

Where’s The 0?

Where’s The 0?

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

It's 52! Duh!

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#16

What Animal Is That?

What Animal Is That?

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

Milks are so cute!

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#17

Maintenance Put New Locks And Handles On The Gates For Security

Maintenance Put New Locks And Handles On The Gates For Security

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

In case you forget the code...

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#18

Just Watched A Guy Go Into The Wrong Bathroom At Toronto Pearson Airport. He Was Looking At The Top Sign

Just Watched A Guy Go Into The Wrong Bathroom At Toronto Pearson Airport. He Was Looking At The Top Sign

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Ni Na
Community Member
1 year ago

dw they removed the top sign 2 days after the post on reddit.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

No one noticed, or no one wanted to have to change it?

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Melissa Nunya
Community Member
1 year ago

My brother walked into the ladies room at an airport once. We said nothing and waiting for him to come flying back out all red in the face and then teased him like a good sibling should

Michelle Schoofs
Community Member
1 year ago

You had one job...

Diane Phillips
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Either's good. Just wash your hands.

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

I've gone into wrong door because of this, but somewhere else.

Emily Sanchez
Community Member
1 year ago

NOOOOOO! (my nightmare came true ) hope i never go there !!!

Alyeck Melendez Seda
Community Member
1 year ago

every one makes mistakes

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

Confusion reigns supreme

Lynn B
Community Member
1 year ago

Gender bender.

Aileen Kelly Lawless
Community Member
1 year ago

Watch out for this one Paddy Lawless

JeannevB
Community Member
1 year ago

Women are always right!

Baked Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Men's bathroom are always on the left cause Women are always right lol

Mary Cuda
Community Member
1 year ago

Not true. There is a restaurant in Chattanooga, TN (Cracker Barrel) that has the ladies restroom on the LEFT. I know, I went in the wrong one....

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Baked Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Men's bathroom are always on the left, Women always right😁👍

Just a Purpler
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Huh they must've fixed this since it was made... I come here quite often and have not seen this! Pity though haha... I'd have loved to sit across from these doors and watch people enter the wrong room while I wait for my flight

Layla
Community Member
1 year ago

A floor at my school had a similar problem so I almost made this mistake in my first year... Thankfully a guy walked out just as I was about to push open the door. He really panicked and just stuttered "no, no, the other one!" lol

back atya
Community Member
1 year ago

It's really no big deal

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Mia O'Brien
Community Member
1 year ago

This is confusing on sooo many levels

Kryogen
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe he gone in the right side ? OH HELL NO, WE'LL NEVER NOW WHAT HAPPENED ! SHRODGINER'S CAT, GET OUTTA HERE !

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

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Janine Randall
Community Member
1 year ago

...and the screaming commenced!

Anita Holleufer
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of a gas station! We are the number for the gas tank that you want to use is on the top of the whole thing and then there’s a different number on the actual place where you get the nozzle from

Debster
Community Member
1 year ago

Total set up!

Mama Loki C
Community Member
1 year ago

So I guess I'd walk smack into the middle of that wall, then.

Geoff Barber
Community Member
1 year ago

As a Calgary Flames fan, this delights me. :-)

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

Be prepared to be surprised.

Tim Douglass
Community Member
1 year ago

I did something like that once in a restaurant. The women's restroom had something hanging on the door that obscured the "wo" in "women". All you could see walking up toward it was the word "men". Fortunately there wasn't anyone in there!

back atya
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL did a bunch of women run out of the restroom pulling up there underwear?

Karina McCabe
Community Member
1 year ago

rip you

TheNerdyOne
Community Member
1 year ago

Oof! bad day for that guy who went in the women’s restroom

Charcoal Kitten
Community Member
1 year ago

I’d go into the wrong one too

Karen Dyer
Community Member
1 year ago

bummer, how many women just let out a scream, if they did I bet he couldn't get out of there fast enough.

back atya
Community Member
1 year ago

Or let out a fart

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OI Loi
Community Member
1 year ago

But what if it's the right bathroom?

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor guy.

Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
1 year ago

Since all toilets have to be non gender specific, it doesn't matter anymore.

back atya
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't see why normal people have to go through all this restroom bull if those people are confused to which gender they are. They should just look between their legs (before any operations) and go to the proper restroom

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#19

My Local Magazine's Editor Might Need To Double Check Some Stuff

My Local Magazine's Editor Might Need To Double Check Some Stuff

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Blake Leonard
Community Member
1 year ago

*laughs in British*

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#20

Lovely View

Lovely View

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

Urine trouble now

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#21

Mama Bear Is Welcoming Everyone

Mama Bear Is Welcoming Everyone

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

This is frightening for multiple reasons.

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#22

It’s Cool Just Do It At Night Mate

It’s Cool Just Do It At Night Mate

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Samantha Comerford
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s where I live 😂

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#23

The Woman Isn't Driving In This Article About Women Being Better Drivers

The Woman Isn't Driving In This Article About Women Being Better Drivers

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Trius Namowicz
Community Member
1 year ago

is she the only person in the car cuz if she is, shes dooomed

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#24

Try Being Drunk And Walking Into This Place

Try Being Drunk And Walking Into This Place

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panda_legerdemain
Community Member
1 year ago

Its making me dizzy even now

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#25

The New Basketball Court In My Neighborhood

The New Basketball Court In My Neighborhood

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

We do only slam dunk here.

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#26

Very Unfortunate Straw Placement

Very Unfortunate Straw Placement

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 year ago

Uhm no thanks, I'm not thirsty...

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#27

I Don’t Understand Why These Erasers Exist... They Just Ruin Everything

I Don’t Understand Why These Erasers Exist... They Just Ruin Everything

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Sivi
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate them, I always forget about it when I draw. I have ruined so many sketches.

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#28

This Picture In My English Textbook

This Picture In My English Textbook

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

My brother is a guitar.

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#29

Alrighty Then

Alrighty Then

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SirPatTheCat
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't try and tell me this wasn't on purpose

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#30

Our Charter Bus

Our Charter Bus

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

A true Pimp mobile. Only the best need apply.

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#31

Your Toe Isn't Stubbed Yet? Challenge Accepted

Your Toe Isn't Stubbed Yet? Challenge Accepted

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 year ago

Why??

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#32

Yup I Love Looking At The Back Of My iPhone

Yup I Love Looking At The Back Of My iPhone

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

"I found it, the parallel universe!"

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#33

Anime Pewds

Anime Pewds

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diarykeeper
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Shin

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#34

A Pen My Teacher Gave Me

A Pen My Teacher Gave Me

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my. You must not be a very good student!

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#35

He’s Taking Two Steps

He’s Taking Two Steps

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Red
Community Member
1 year ago

lol

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#36

Are We The Baddies?

Are We The Baddies?

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Welcome to Alabama.

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#37

"Casually"

"Casually"

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No Obstacle (NinJen)
Community Member
1 year ago

That child is frozen in fucking fear 🤪

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#38

Three For The Price Of One

Three For The Price Of One

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm really curious on what they consider "other" here.

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#39

I Was Helping My Cousin With His German Homework And I Saw This Masterpiece

I Was Helping My Cousin With His German Homework And I Saw This Masterpiece

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

That's not how legs work.

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#40

Gotta Include One Of These With Every Card! You’re Going To Need It After I Cut Your Hair

Gotta Include One Of These With Every Card! You’re Going To Need It After I Cut Your Hair

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Keanric Choy
Community Member
1 year ago

Let the clients make their own clients

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#41

Ah Yes, The 18-24 Year Old Baby

Ah Yes, The 18-24 Year Old Baby

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John Doe
Community Member
1 year ago

Transgender delayed aging

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#42

What Was This Sensor Original Meant To Do Anyway?

What Was This Sensor Original Meant To Do Anyway?

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

One urinal to the other: Dude, let's have a pissing contest.

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#43

Replacing The Egg Shell With More Plastic To Go Into The Ocean

Replacing The Egg Shell With More Plastic To Go Into The Ocean

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panda_legerdemain
Community Member
1 year ago

Who would even buy these?

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#44

At A Bar. Almost Madea Terrible Mistake

At A Bar. Almost Madea Terrible Mistake

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Ms.M
Community Member
1 year ago

"OH LORT" - Madea

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#45

May No Child Succeed

May No Child Succeed

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Joanne
Community Member
1 year ago

What was the point they were trying to make? I have seriously no idea.

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