There’s a fine line between designs that are jaw-droppingly original and ones that are truly awful. Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to lean heavily on the latter side of the line, so the world’s filled with design atrocities that will make you cringe. So bad they’re good? Nah. So bad they’re the worst.

The Crappy Design subreddit with more than 2.3 million members is home to the worst designs ever and we bring you the newest ones to scare your artistic friends with. Even if you know next to nothing about good design, you’ll intuitively shy away from some of these design choices. Scroll down, upvote your fave crappy designs, and let us know in the comments which ones you loved to hate the most.

When you’re done, have a look through Bored Panda’s earlier posts about the Crappy Design community here, here, and here.

#1

...

...

itsodarkdownhere Report

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
3 months ago

"how to get past??? howww???????"

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

2 Butts 1 Plant

2 Butts 1 Plant

Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I needed to take a moment to realize that those are the palms of a person's hands.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

reddit.com Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean to be honest this looks close enough. It's a movie, unless there are doctors watching nobody will know the difference

View More Replies...
View more comments

Previously, Bored Panda spoke to the Crappy Design moderators to learn more about their community.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment,” the moderators told us that a part of their followers is there just to have fun and gawk at truly ugly design decisions.

“However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they pointed out that some of the members actively participate in in-depth chats.

#4

Idk I'm European

Idk I'm European

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Those who can't afford health care in the US will be driven to suicide. So sad...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

reddit.com Report

Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

Well a captain is supposed to go down with his ship.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

That's Not How It Works

That's Not How It Works

reddit.com Report

BorPand8
Community Member
3 months ago

That's why incest is bad.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Founded back in 2011, the community has flourished over its 9-and-a-half-year existence. Just a year ago, the Crappy Design subreddit had 1.7 million members and got more than 2 million page views each month. Those are huge numbers to be fair. However, since then, the sub has gained an additional half a million new followers.

But let’s hop back to what makes product designs good or bad. For instance, researcher Don Norman writes in his book ‘The Design of Everyday Things’ that good design is upfront and honest about what the thing does. No hidden purposes for Norman!

At the same time, he says that designs have to look beautiful and uncluttered while pushing the boundaries of what a particular object means to us. So we have to be innovative but simple while avoiding clutter and mediocrity. Quite a challenge, wouldn’t you think? No wonder there are so many bad designs out there.

#7

They Said You Will Be In The Front Page, But Didn't Mention What The Title Of Next Article Going To Be

They Said You Will Be In The Front Page, But Didn't Mention What The Title Of Next Article Going To Be

reddit.com Report

John Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that's unfortunate.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

The thought of running into people who looked like that would keep me at home...permanently.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Fail

Fail

Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

AND ON THE 8TH DAY THE LORD SAYETH

View More Replies...
View more comments

Meanwhile, the Interaction Design Foundation stresses that bad designs are often overloaded with useless info and make us waste time to figure out what the thing does and how it works.

So if you’re designing something, make it as intuitive and simple as possible—after all, you wouldn’t want to create something messy that’s bound to end up on the Crappy Design subreddit, would you?

#10

They Stopped Construction On The New Burger King In My Hometown Because The Building Is Backwards. They Put A Whole Building Up Backwards!

They Stopped Construction On The New Burger King In My Hometown Because The Building Is Backwards. They Put A Whole Building Up Backwards!

reddit.com Report

Nash Nopper
Community Member
3 months ago

WAIT... WHAT!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

SirLCF Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

But... This...Can't... My life is a lie...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

This Isn't Even My Final Form

This Isn't Even My Final Form

NationalOrganizationOfMenAgainstAmazonianMasterhood Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

John Cena?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Welcome To “The Cut” Forest Recreation Area. This Font Threw Me For A Loop. Delete If Not Allowed.

Welcome To “The Cut” Forest Recreation Area. This Font Threw Me For A Loop. Delete If Not Allowed.

reddit.com Report

Iggy
Community Member
3 months ago

That's if anyone can find it!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Hiding Money Inside Something That Could Easily Wind Up In The Fireplace

Hiding Money Inside Something That Could Easily Wind Up In The Fireplace

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll just burn through my money, thanks.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

We Cut Kids

We Cut Kids

reddit.com Report

SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 months ago

His expression shows it

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Stay Home!

Stay Home!

reddit.com Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Those who are will stay the same.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

reddit.com Report

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
3 months ago

They call it Golden Shower.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Social “Distancing”

Social “Distancing”

reddit.com Report

Amy Pattie
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s not how that works…

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

This Graph

This Graph

reddit.com Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Is it for a Stroop test?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

I Can't Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

I Can't Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

reddit.com Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

Word of the day: irony

View more comments
#21

Wow! What A Bargain!

Wow! What A Bargain!

reddit.com Report

White Wolf
Community Member
3 months ago

Thanks, I got mine for free.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Blobfish Supra

Blobfish Supra

reddit.com Report

guy greej
Community Member
3 months ago

These only appear weird due to different waterpressure in the deep where they are designed to operate from. In their natural habitat it's a normal looking car. Only bloats on the surface when exposed to less pressure than they are supposed to exist in

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

reddit.com Report

Simba
Community Member
3 months ago

Which one to press for level 17?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Accidental Venn Diagram

Accidental Venn Diagram

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

LOL Our values barely overlap trust, partnership, innovation, and performance. We're just a bunch of lying, backstabbing, shortsighted never do wells.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

How about a peeing for distance contest?

View more comments
#26

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Get 'em before they become a nuisance.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

No Broken Legs I Know Of

No Broken Legs I Know Of

reddit.com Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

In many countries local building codes would outlaw something like this.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

We Don't Need That Corner, I Guess...

We Don't Need That Corner, I Guess...

reddit.com Report

Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
3 months ago

When you order your basketball court on Wish.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

Can Someone Tell Me What This Jacket Is Actually Made Of?

Can Someone Tell Me What This Jacket Is Actually Made Of?

reddit.com Report

Gin
Community Member
3 months ago

Layer 1: 70% polyester + 30% polyurethane; Layer 2: 56% polyester + 44% viscose; Layer 3: 100% polyester.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#30

Complex Oral Care

Complex Oral Care

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

How come no one said anything before it became a sign? Or am I the only one with my mind in the gutter?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#31

This "Muddy Waters" Poop Dress I Found On Depop

This "Muddy Waters" Poop Dress I Found On Depop

reddit.com Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Perfect for a "I crawled out from my grave" look.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

In Turkey, We Have Footpaths With Embossed Yellow Tiles To Help Blind People.

In Turkey, We Have Footpaths With Embossed Yellow Tiles To Help Blind People.

reddit.com Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey at least the ambulance is already there

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

reddit.com Report

renee brack
Community Member
3 months ago

If those windows were centred on that fairly ugly building it would cease to be art and look like a prison.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

No Entry, Entrance Only

No Entry, Entrance Only

reddit.com Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

Schrödinger's Gate

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

I Mean, Of All The Design Choices, You Chose This

I Mean, Of All The Design Choices, You Chose This

reddit.com Report

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok... this is either to discourage clients to use the toilets so that you don't have to spend money cleaning them, either to not spend money cleaning the toilets because the clients won't see the difference.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

These Bathroom Stalls

These Bathroom Stalls

reddit.com Report

Evelína Zlá
Community Member
3 months ago

The see through glass is bad but what about the lack of space for your legs... and other parts of the body... like face. It will be sooo close... most likely pushed against the glass.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

A Leaflet I Found In Work

A Leaflet I Found In Work

reddit.com Report

Kisses4Katie
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe her husband passed and left her a big life insurance.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#38

Every Day I Am Thankful To Live In The Land Of The Because Of The Brave USA Free

Every Day I Am Thankful To Live In The Land Of The Because Of The Brave USA Free

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

This is making my head hurt.

Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

Too many fonts, in addition to the poor word placement.

Load More Replies...
Placebo Domingo
Community Member
3 months ago

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

Joran Quinten
Community Member
3 months ago

Nothing, don't mean nothing hon' if it ain't free, no  no

Load More Replies...
Sara McCarty
Community Member
3 months ago

Shirt is funny, but this man is Tim Ballard, the founder of Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that rescues children from sex trafficking. An actual American hero. 👍🏼

Ms.M.
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Thanks for that. That makes me think that he's wearing it to make fun of idiots.

Load More Replies...
Nevits Yibble
Community Member
3 months ago

This is such a perfect shirt for the kind of person who'd wear it

brukernavn340
Community Member
3 months ago

Made in China.

Chich
Community Member
3 months ago

Land of the free from a good education.

Admiral_Turtle
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I'm not wondering about the shirt, I'm wondering why did he buy that?

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
3 months ago

Even he looks confused

BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

The look of regret on the guys face. Because he has to keep explaining what this shirt is saying.

Dolly_of TheCowboy
Community Member
3 months ago

When Jar-Jar and Yoda are on your design team...

bryguy
Community Member
3 months ago

Sounds about American

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
Community Member
3 months ago

I laughed during a zoom meeting. No, I was not on mute.

renee brack
Community Member
3 months ago

The American national anthem lyrics are hilariously fake news from another century. The land of the what? The home of the who? Needs a rewrite.

Connie Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

Hilarious! I like the composition, with the flag over his shoulder, too.

Hugh Crawford
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey, it's the land of the free, not the land of literacy

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 months ago

I wanna know how he manages to live in the USA free? Is he in prison?

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago

Brave? Everyone has a gun under thier pillow! LOL

¯_(ツ)_/¯
Community Member
3 months ago

please stop..

ArhomR
Community Member
3 months ago

It comes with a flag on the shoulder, too.

Sherbaan Naab
Community Member
3 months ago

USA - made in China.

juan luis salas gonzalez
Community Member
3 months ago

full package, made in china

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
3 months ago

What?

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
Community Member
1 month ago

I am moving to Ireland

Slune
Community Member
3 months ago

...made in China

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Hmm, The sounds like a nice place to vacation to UwU XD

Tiggerdk
Community Member
3 months ago

😏

CincyReds
Community Member
3 months ago

The dude is pretty cute!

TJ Nichols
Community Member
3 months ago

Fontasia

Marzipanda
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll ponder that after I enjoy my Eat Kids Free offer.

Carolyn McCully
Community Member
3 months ago

Haha This is a real mind bender!

marion muncaster
Community Member
3 months ago

he looks as confused as his t-shirt

Jewell Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

My head is weaving.

Raja Cat
Community Member
3 months ago

I read this in jar jar binks voice

Nick McPherran
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok, who actually was looking at the T-shirt? Blondie is freaking HOT...!!! So he can't read, and possibly voted for Trump, and works for the NRA...but OMG, he's so pretty!!! #nomoralcompass

JJM
Community Member
3 months ago

What happened to the flag?

RunYouCleverBoyAndRemember
Community Member
3 months ago

it needs a few commas or hyphens, then whilst it may not make sense to some people, it would be grammatically correct. See? 'Land of the because of the brave USA free' does not make sense, whereas 'Land of the- because of the brave USA- free' does.

John Harper
Community Member
3 months ago

A real American, shit it is that bad I couldn't assist and I'm from the downunder, where we up upside down.

Dave Blank
Community Member
3 months ago

Errrrr Say what now ? And American parents start saving for kids education as soon as they now their going to have a baby.. But it seems it hasnt worked.

GC Rovario-Cole
Community Member
3 months ago

Because of the brave, us a free.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

Made in China

FridayFeels
Community Member
3 months ago

Because of the brave, USA is free! Nope.

Steven McCornack
Community Member
3 months ago

A true Pat Riot

Laura Crawley
Community Member
3 months ago

It this close to the US? We need to send Trump there

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahaha!!! Was the printer drunk when he made these T-shirts???

Grace Skerp
Community Member
3 months ago

Just a guess, but made in China?

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah, Trump agrees XP

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

Nationalists aren’t well known for their logic.

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol, I love his expression lol

Kim Bush
Community Member
3 months ago

It's a video still, his videos are worth watching.

Load More Replies...
Awesome horse lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahhhhh!

Colleen Garland
Community Member
3 months ago

And darn proud too.

Tobias the Tiger
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd wear it ironically.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 months ago

Land of the free: USA, because of the brave.... I think

Eva the Ravenclaw Bookworm📚💖
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Um. I think Vicky's just trying to guess what the the shirt originally said.

Load More Replies...
View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

Enjoy A Nice Massage In A Moving Car With Your Eyes Closed

Enjoy A Nice Massage In A Moving Car With Your Eyes Closed

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll cause an accident, but that's okay. I'm all relaxed due to my massage.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#40

You Had Me At Hell!

You Had Me At Hell!

reddit.com Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, that's one place to meet people.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#41

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today...

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today...

reddit.com Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

And here we see the prime example of "this ain't my job"

View More Replies...
View more comments
#42

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

reddit.com Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

It'll get 5 seconds or solar light at dawn. Eventually it'll work

View More Replies...
View more comments
#43

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

thetremba Report

Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Because the picture obviously looks better with Keanu :)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#44

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

reddit.com Report

chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

It's looking sad.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#45

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

reddit.com Report

UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

I am at least thankful they aren't ripped

View More Replies...
View more comments
#46

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

reddit.com Report

AnaV.
Community Member
3 months ago

Why??

View More Replies...
View more comments
#47

The Braille On The "Alarm" And "Stop" Button On This Bus Are The Same

The Braille On The "Alarm" And "Stop" Button On This Bus Are The Same

reddit.com Report

White Wolf
Community Member
3 months ago

In all fairness, doesn't really matter which one you push, the driver will stop.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#48

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

reddit.com Report

Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

Drunk test is drunk.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#49

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

reddit.com Report

Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that a stone d**k in the background? Town planners are on meth here.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#50

This Ad Bomb That’s Guaranteed To Wake Up My Baby

This Ad Bomb That’s Guaranteed To Wake Up My Baby

reddit.com Report

Joseph Karthic
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

just install "ublock origin" browser extension and almost all ads on the internet will be blocked including youtube...

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 110 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.