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From two gay lions on Noah’s Ark to a bottle of boy syrup, these hilarious fails show that designers are always just a tiny step away from screwing up. These pics were collected from a subreddit called Crappy Design, which features some of the funniest examples of their work that prove the importance of every punctuation mark and other little details.

These designers don't necessarily have bad intentions (except the one who decided to install mirror ceilings in the bathroom). Still, their creations turned out to be better at amusing people rather than carrying out the tasks they were supposed to.

So, ready for some laughs? Here’s a collection of the funniest design fails, the kind of hilarious mix-ups that’ll have you laughing out loud and wondering, “What were the designers thinking?”

#1

Being Gay Was A Sin They Said

Two lions walking on the Noah's Ark (illustrated)

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#2

This Amazing Pregnancy Test

Pregnant woman with belly showing looking at the pregnancy test

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#3

A Graphic Design Fail? This Bus

Add on the bus that says to quit school

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What is Bad Design in Graphic Design?

Let’s break it down. Bad design happens when it doesn't do what it’s supposed to—communicate effectively. 

Like a website crammed with elements (excessive colors, a jumble of fonts, images everywhere, and text packed like sardines), clutter makes it tough for the viewer to focus on anything. Instead, good design gives each element space to breathe and be noticed.

Inconsistency is another no-no. Mixing styles, fonts, and colors randomly can be jarring. Good design sticks to a theme, so users don't feel like they’re in a funhouse mirror maze​​—and that’s why many companies embrace style guidelines.

Typography shouldn’t be overlooked, either. Ever seen a menu where it’s hard to tell the starters from the desserts? That’s bad typography. Good typography knows what to emphasize, what to whisper, and what to shout, making the journey through the content enjoyable​​ and effective.

Last but not least, bad design fails to consider different cultural perceptions. Understanding the target audience and their cultural context is key to great design​.

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#4

How Much Do You Trust Your "Multilingual" Ad Designer?

Hair salon sign with bad translation

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#7

We Are The Borg. Resistance Is Futile

Babies poster in the public transport

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#9

And The Award For The Worst Design Fail Goes To… Toilets And Mirror Ceiling

Mirrors above the toilets

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Big Brother is Watching,...as well as uncle, neighbor, stranger,....................

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#10

This Flower Print Dress

Woman wearing white dress with red flower

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Nacho
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is too far BoredPanda. There should be no joking about menstruation ... PERIOD!

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#12

Okay. I Know This Cake Is A Number 1 And It Says “emma," But It Looks Like A Dick With Balls That Says “weed"

Birthday cake with duck

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Amanda Codlin
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This reminds me of the f.r.i.e.n.d.s episode when pretty much the same thing happened lol.

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#14

Wanna See A Design Failure? This Kid’s Balloon

Baymax from "Big hero" balloon

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Ladam
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like Baymax has a new "Sensor" to check your "Well Being".

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#15

Our Wedding Is Going To Have Three Delicious Meal Choices

Wedding invitation

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#16

My Arms Are About 7 Feet Long, So This Crappy Design Wasn’t An Issue For Me

Toilet paper holder attached far from the toilet

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#17

I Asked My Landlord To Install A Lock On My Door

Person opening a door gif

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#19

Funniest Design Fail? This Maze Game

A maze game

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Lara B.
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Teaching children at a young age that there's not always a solution 🙈 Very encouraging ☝🏻

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#21

It's Better Because It Is All Automated

Doors opening gif

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Michel M. Prins
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope the employee near it gets is being paid extra for this. The (probable) sound has to make them insane after a while

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#22

If Only There Was An Easier Way To See Who Was Outside Your Front Door..

A front door with the glass

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#23

A Solar Powered Parking Meter In An Underground Garage

A Solar Powered Parking Meter In An Underground Garage

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#24

"How About We Make That Billboard Rotate?"

Rotating billboard

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#25

Artistic Kid Dies

"Artistic Kid Dies" sign

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#26

Never Split Your Legs When You Slide Down!

Playground slide

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#27

I Cancelled My Transaction Twice In A Row By Accident. I Finally Found Out Why

Wrong coloured buttons on the ATMs machine

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#28

I Needed Red. Guess Which One I Grabbed At First

Wrong coloured painting packaging

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#29

"How Do We Make It Clear That It's A Male Hand Without Seeing The Nails?"

Logo with male and female hands holding a metal tube

neverindoubt Report

#30

When Your Dental Banner Features An Execution

Badly design dental banner

admiralnorman Report

#31

The Vent In My Hotel Shower Doesn't Seem To Work

The vent in the bathroom attached to the tile

eddygoombah Report

#33

Funny Design: This Warning Sign

warning sign with a person falling from the stairs

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#34

Surely There Is No Better Way To Write Your Phone Number

primary phone number field

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#36

If You Were In A Car, Would You Know What Accident To Do?

a car accident sign

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#38

Another Example Of Unrealistic Body Expectations For Men

black boxer brief

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you have a middle leg that size, you have a REAL challenge. LOL!

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#39

Meme Says It All...

matching "soulmate" t-shirt

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#40

Seems A Bit Counterintuitive

extinguisher sign

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#41

But They Are Both Right Hands

Question whether you are left handed or right handed

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#42

Bad Graphic Design Examples - These Kitten Socks

kitten socks

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#43

Love, Morriage, Boby?

"Love" "Marriage" "Baby" scribble inscription

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Lara B.
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I often daydream about my future Morriage and my beautiful Boby ☺️ Lofe's great

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#45

Not A Car, Not The Police...

helicopter on the police car package

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#46

Le Tits Now

"Le Tits Now" on the window of a house

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Michel M. Prins
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... I get the big feeling that this person knew EXACTLY what they were trying to do.

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#49

I'm Pretty Sure The Odds Are In My Favor To Win The Fight

christmas bazaar banner "fight children with diabetes" inscription

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Hans
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Fight them before they fight back! Bring it on!" (Wow is that evil...)

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#50

Teaching Kids The Harsh Reality Of Life

Assignment for kids to make 4 pizzas

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#51

Sometimes It's Okay To Judge A Book By Its Cover

"graphic design" book cover

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#52

This University Isn't Very Good With Fractions

budged charts

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#53

This Jfk Memorial

Jfk Memorial

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#54

In Japan, You Have To Follow These Signs While Driving At 70 Mph

Japanese road sign

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#55

Seriously?

glasses ad banner

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Verena Heisenberg
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, your glasses maybe don't look like £25, but the lady's face looks like it went through a blender or something.. :-D

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#56

Why The Hell Do The Weights Make Up The First H But Not The Last One?

gym signs

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#57

This Music Poster Looks Like A Guy And Girl Being Hanged

music poster

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#58

What's My Age Again?

age question

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#59

Cool... What?!

jazz banner

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#60

The Tans Will Fade...

tan sign

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#64

While We're On The Topic Of Awful Pool Design...

swimming pool shaped as male private parts

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#65

Proof Your Layouts, People

woman wearing red skirt on the magazine cover

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this might actually be on purpose. There was a magazine "SFX" about tech and video games and they placed a beautiful woman on every cover so that you might think that the magazine was calles "SEX"

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#66

The Design School I Graduated From Sent This Postcard Out

design school card

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John L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's really not bad at all. Just use some imagination. I like it.

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#68

If Only I Had Some Scissors...

scissors in the package

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#69

Correct Punctuation Is A Must!

Pancake syrup jar

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#70

If You've Got It, Flaunt It

Speedo in different colors

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#71

Better Than Cream Cheese? No!

cream cheese package

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#72

Giant Is Seconds From Being Paralyzed

man diving

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#73

Measurement Lines On An Opaque Bottle

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#74

Poor Url Choice By A Fagas Strap Company

straps ad

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#76

Are The All The Translations Really Necessary Heinz?

tomato ketchup package

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#78

50 Lanes? Lets Merge Those Into 4

50 car lanes merged in 4

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#80

This Handicap Parking Spot...

Handicap Parking sign

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#82

All Ye Shall Come To Me For The Healing Of Burgers

book with wrong spelled cover title

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#83

This Awful Slide Placement

elephant slide

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#84

Which Is It?!

slice of watermelon in the package

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#86

What About When You Cross Your Legs?

black flop flops with "Nope"

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