The Opposite Of ‘Crappy Design’: 50 Of The Most Brilliant Design Ideas That People Have Ever Shared In This Online Group
There’s nothing quite like a good design that sticks with people. Just think of it… Imagine Apple without its half-bitten apple, or McDonalds with no golden arches, or the never-changing look of Leica camera, which shows that when you keep being different from everything, changing makes no sense.
These are some of the best design examples of our times, but that doesn’t mean it stops here. There’s a whole Reddit community dedicated entirely to design goodness of all kinds, whether it’s graphic design, advertising, architecture, furniture, or product design.
From a really cool design made for the Tokyo Olympics to animal pics made from as many pixels as that of the endangered species' population, these are some of the most creative ideas that prove just what an art a good design can be. Scroll down, upvote your favorites, and let us know which ones you like the best in the comment section!
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This Condom Ad
“Safety Glasses” That I Made For My Wife’s Optometry Office
Every thing can be designed well or hopelessly. This is what a great design should look like.
A Bench In The Library Of Alexandria
In order to find out the secret to timeless, captivating, and game-changing design, Bored Panda reached out to Emanuele Abrate, an Italian graphic designer who specializes in creating visual identities and brand logos. We previously wrote on two of Emanuele’s projects, where he recreated blank logos in a sleeker way and revealed the fonts behind the world’s most iconic brand logos.
Emanuele told us that the key aspect in timeless design is simplicity. “A simple logo is easily memorable, it enters people's minds and sticks to them.” However, it may be easier said than done. “Obviously, creating something simple is not easy at all, because it must be simultaneously engaging, non-trivial, and suitable for the context it has to represent,” the designer explained.
In order to do so, one has to study good concepts. “Think of the Nike logo. It’s such an extremely simple sign that virtually anyone could reproduce it. At the same time, it conveys the concept of dynamism and speed.”
Each Picture Is Made Of As Many Pixels As That Of The Endangered Species Population- Designed By Yoshiyuki Mikami
Found In Twitter
Highlight The Remarkable
In order for a project to go viral, it has to have features that will make people share it. There are some techniques to follow.
“First, the sense of humor is key. Secondly, any project that aims to become viral should have something that’s well-known to people. And thirdly, it should feature a collection of images.” In other words, a low-volume project with a single image which has nothing recognizable or universal in it for people to relate to is unlikely to go viral.
However, Emanuele believes that every designer has their own method of coming up with unique designs, and it’s up to the creator to decide which way works the best for them. “The beautiful thing about this creative field is that everyone always has something to learn from other creators.”
Very Direct Ads From The City Of Toronto Against Littering
Really Great Minimalist Billboard Ad
As a South African! this add is very frustrating.... BUT I do have to admit that it is a really good one!
I Really Like The Privacy
All The Hooks And Shelves You Need!
A Satisfying Use Of Space
Poster For Better Shark Culling Laws
We humans have a lot to answer for. Nothing is safe from us.
Saw This On Facebook, By Invisible York
A Clever Way To Show What Ancient Ruins Looked Like
Elevator Kick Buttons
If You Put All The Mexican Coins Together They Turn Into The Aztec Calendar
Ignoring The Politics, This Anti-Gun Pro-Adoption Poster Design
The New National Geographic Cover
This Shop Has A Option To Shop Alone Or With Assistance
Wish more shops had something like this, especially when some places the person doesn’t take no thank you as an answer and follow you around.
Floor Tiles At The Us Postal Museum
Vietnam’s Daring Golden Bridge
The Spines Of These History Books
These Measuring Cups Are Designed To Visually Represent Fractions For Intuitive Use
This "Seatbelts Save Lives" Campaign
I Thought This Volkswagen Ad Belongs To Here
Studio Ghibli Designed This Dvd Case So It Looks Like The Characters Are Checking Their Reflection In The Water
Time Magazine Covers From 2017, Early 2018, And This Week
Surfrider Foundation Sushi Ad
Eraser That Turns Into A Tiny Mount Fuji After Some Time Of Use
Space Exploration Monument In Moscow. 100m Tall
I'm just trying to figure out how it stays up, especially if there's any wind. It's pretty cool though.
I Found This Bird Table Quite Charming
A Campaign Ad For Universal Design In Hong Kong
This Durex Add
This needs to be plastered all around high schools! Kids don't think about that enough... Sometimes at all!
This Alzheimers Awareness Ad
This Japanese Restaurant Logo Is Simultaneously A Japanese Crane And A Hand Holding Chopsticks
Literally The Logo Of The Year
This can be easily transformed into the logo of 2021, which I strongly hope will not happen
Daring Add By A Company That Sells Hats
Captain Obvious here: Buy the hat and be Charlie Chaplin, instead of fuhrer
Milk Box Design Of Vera Zvereva
This is cute, even though most of cats are lactose intolerant
Ad For An Eyewear Company
I bought one of these they're great. I customised mine with a pair of googly eyes and if you put an extra roll on top you can pretend it's a camel.
New Iceland Sports Team Logo Depicts The Four Mythological Protectors Of The Country. Landvættir
Ben&jerry's Call For Participation In Youth Climate Change March
This TV Poster
This Frosted Mirror Display For A Squeegee At IKEA
Minimalism Is King
I don't wish to be patronising, but I’m only commenting to help others who might be confused. This is based on an old '70's arcade game called 'Breakout': the cigarette is the paddle which is bouncing the 'ball' from bottom to top and back again, this is gradually destroying the 'bricks', in this instance, lungs.
This Swiss Bottled Water
It's still a plastic bottle. It's still a crime against nature and humanity
Adidas Sandals Ad
Note: this post originally had 164 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
The Magazine one....this made me cry....at the age of 5 my biggest brother started to rape me....in continued until i was 12....i finally had the voice to tell on him...but he still touched me until he went back to his home state.....im now 14 and have Bipolar Disorder, Split Personality Disorder, Depression and PTSD....he caused me so much pain....but this magazine is the truth of everything....my heart is now beating......i love who ever made this...thank you
You are not alone. I hope you have a good support system, the repercussions from abuse can be horrendous. Something that has helped me adjust and normalize is forgiveness, not for him but for you. The original language words for Forgive in the Bible have a literal definition of "let go" or "never bring back into mind" so it's more for the victim than the the wrongdoer. It was very difficult, but letting go the anger, the hurt, the betrayal, brought me to a better place where I could be confident and secure. I did this by refusing to allow him space in my mind, by forcing myself to think of other, positive things. Now I rarely think of him except when I am sharing with others what worked for me. I still have emotional scars, my ability to make and sustain close relationships is still affected, but I am also happy and content with my life. I hope this is of some help, everyone has their own journey to healing. Best wishes and prayers
I'm so sorry! knowing what bipolar disorder and depression are like, they suck and can really hurt. as a fellow 14-year-old girl, I know how peer pressure and high school can do to those with mental conditions. sending wishes and hopes of happiness your way :)
praying for you right now
Travis Masonheimer follower
Theory Buchannon yes
I am so so incredibly sorry that happened to you but have you ever askEd your brother what happened to him that caused him to be a predator by the age of twelve. Something terrifying and terrible must’ve happened to him, within or outside of your family, that caused him to act out in that way to take terrifying and terrible advantage of you. It might be incredibly helpful for you to know how he was damaged to such an extent that he tried to hurt you/damage you, starting at both of your previously young ages (of course, that shouldn’t happen at any age, and I’m not a psychiatrist, but I would venture to say that child upon child rape says even more than rape by an adult upon an adult). Perhaps if you can help your brother to talk about what happened to him, you can help each other find a way to heal. My prayers are with you to find out as much as you can, to start healing, and for your brother to start healing, ask for your forgivenes, and never want to hurt anyone else. 🙏🏼
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There are some signs we pass when we go away to our favourite camping spots that I think are great. 0wg1NEZ-5f...a961cd.jpg
This is on one of the expressways in SA and the things circled in red are in fact rigid mesh specifically put in place as koala ladders. It prevents the koalas from getting stuck on the expressway and being killed. The mesh lines up from one side of the road to the other. Sorry it isn't the best image, it's just there isn't much online so that is the best I can do. 5f500b51f0...902bac.gif
That's cool, I've never seen that before, I wonder why we don't have these in Victoria?