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45 Epic Design Fails That Are So Bad, We Cant Believe They Actually Happened (New Pics)


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 From coffee mugs that were created to poke your eyes out to photography services producing outdated leaflets and beyond, scroll down to enjoy the crappy crappiness and upvote your faves.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….


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


#3 I’m Never Going To Find Any Help Here…


#4 This Ad For Graduation Photography


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


#6 Paypal Fail


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


#8 Unfortunate Hole Placement


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


#10 Who Thought This Placement Would Be A Good Idea?


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


#12 Found This Masterpiece At A Local Restaurant


#13 I’ll Take The Next Bus, Please!


#14 That’s Gonna Be An Easy Ride


#15 Where’s The 0?


#16 Maintenance Put New Locks And Handles On The Gates For Security


#17 What Animal Is That?


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


#19 My Local Magazine’s Editor Might Need To Double Check Some Stuff


#20 Lovely View


#21 Mama Bear Is Welcoming Everyone


#22 It’s Cool Just Do It At Night Mate


#23 The Woman Isn’t Driving In This Article About Women Being Better Drivers


#24 I Don’t Understand Why These Erasers Exist… They Just Ruin Everything


#25 Try Being Drunk And Walking Into This Place


#26 The New Basketball Court In My Neighborhood


#27 Very Unfortunate Straw Placement


#28 Your Toe Isn’t Stubbed Yet? Challenge Accepted


#29 Alrighty Then


#30 This Picture In My English Textbook


#31 Our Charter Bus


#32 Yup I Love Looking At The Back Of My iPhone


#33 He’s Taking Two Steps


#34 Anime Pewds


#35 A Pen My Teacher Gave Me


#36 “Casually”


#37 Are We The Baddies?


#38 Three For The Price Of One


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


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


#41 Ah Yes, The 18-24 Year Old Baby


#42 What Was This Sensor Original Meant To Do Anyway?


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


#44 May No Child Succeed


#45 At A Bar. Almost Madea Terrible Mistake


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