90+ Funny Design Fails

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We hire designers since not everyone is born with a great sense of style and creativity. But occasionally, things don’t exactly work out as expected, and the results are epic design fails.

People trust designers because they are more likely to recognize what complements what. But hold on. Unexpectedly, not all designers are top-notch at what they do.

These hilarious fails, which range from a bottle of boy syrup to two gay lions on Noah’s Ark, demonstrate how close designers are to making a mistake.

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These images were gathered from a subreddit called “Crappy Design,” which showcases some of their work’s funniest examples and demonstrates the significance of each punctuation mark and other little details.

Except for the designer who chose to install mirror ceilings in the bathroom, these designers didn’t necessarily have bad intentions when they created these things. Still, their creations turned out to be better at amusing people than helpful.

Hilarious Design Fails That Will Give You a Good Laugh

These design fails are real-life incidents that are sure to give you a good laugh. These designs are failures from years ago and modern days.

Gay Lions

One of the most well-known instances of bad graphic design is this depiction of Noah’s ark.

Even though the idea of these two being out and proud and living their best lives on Noah’s ark is excellent, it indeed emphasizes the need to select your graphic designer properly.

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Mirror ceilings are unnecessary

Although no one ever thinks mirror ceilings are a good idea, this one takes it to the next level.

It’s undoubtedly one of the funniest design fails, but picture the fear of entering the bathroom cubicle and seeing people inside.

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Mixed Messages

Don’t waste your time trying to plan your meals and calorie intake.

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Boy Syrup

Although the product’s name may not seem appealing initially, poor punctuation helped this example become known for its bad design.

The incorrect placement of the exclamation mark transforms what could have been a positive remark into “boy syrup,” which is probably not something you want on your pancakes.

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This Crappy Design

Nobody is placing a wager on this young baseball team.

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Surely There Is No Better Way To Write Your Phone Number

Undoubtedly, this is one of the worst design fails ever in UX design. We’re all guilty of overcomplicating situations.

Even yet, it isn’t easy to imagine how anyone could have thought this was the most effective approach to adding phone numbers.

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

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Example Of Unrealistic Body Expectations For Men

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How Can We Tell It’s A Male Hand Without Looking At The Nails?

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Teaching Kids About the Harsh Reality of Life

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When You Unintentionally Cancel Your transaction twice in a row. Now You Finally Found Out why

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I Needed Red. Guess Which One I Grabbed At First

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How About We Make That Billboard Rotate?

When the Design School You Graduated From Sends You a Postcard

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A Solar Powered Parking Meter In An Underground Garage

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When Your Dental Banner Features An Execution

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It does not Sound Very Exciting

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Poorly Positioned Advertisement

Even with meticulous planning to come up with great design and copy, the harsh reality is that your design can result in epic design fails.

You, therefore, require a graphic designer who will consider how your designs will be applied universally.

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This conversation piece at McDonald’s

Even the top companies in an industry might have a design failure. This error is significant given that McDonald’s may view kids as its primary target market.

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Your Spider Sense Will Tell You This is Wrong

For fans of Spider-Man, there must be a ton of creative ways to build an extremely cool Kleenex box. Oh well, at least we have an amusing graphic design fail now.

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False advertising

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Do You Trust Your “Multilingual” Ad Designer?

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This Hand Dryer Is Amazing

Better Than Cream Cheese? No!

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This Sign Means Something Different Up Close

Can We Talk About The Gondola Silhouette If The Grill Being Sold On Amazon Is Only Supposed To Be A Foot Tall?

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People trip over the rails, even though they are there to prevent people from hitting their heads. Therefore, traffic cones

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I Can’t Possibly Think Of A Better Place For The Eiffel Tower

Lots of Hope for Sure

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This Sign

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Create An Account Just To Post This Reckless Design Decision

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Wheelchair escape route impossible

It’s absurd how frequently bad design decisions have been made while allowing wheelchair users access.

For example, in an emergency, this design envisioned getting people out of the building, but not precisely how the eventual escape would transpire.

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Take me away from here!

They just had one task. I have no idea how a straightforward display appeared so sophisticated, but I sure wouldn’t want to be trapped in this nightmare elevator.

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The Consistency is Not Necessary

Do you know what a fail-safe design is? It is a concept that implies that designers are supposed to foresee product failure yet ensure that it occurs safely (e.g., a light bulb burning out).

The methodology can be used in graphic design even if it is better for industrial design.

The following example’s designer sought to maintain consistency in the brand design, which is unquestionably crucial. Consider your grandmother, though, having both of these cans in her pantry.

You can see how making a mistake in distinguishing between these based on the packaging could have adverse and hazardous effects.

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That is Not How You Use a Selfie Stick

A piece of advice: Have the person designing your marketing materials have a working knowledge of your business or service.

Lack of cooperation from many stakeholders: marketers, product developers, and designers frequently cause a design system failure.

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Get a Job

The full stop after “someone” poses a lot of questions

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I cannot Wait for 3 o’clock to End

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We Have to Wonder What Letters Could Go There?

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Unless We Change Ourselves, We Cannot Change the World

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Brown Kids are Weird

Probably not the best place to put the author’s name.

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They Might Want to Redo the Font Sizes

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The Pencil that Teaches Kids to Never Make Mistakes

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They Had One Job

The Grinch designed Christmas lights

For individuals who are sick of the typical holiday cheer yet still want to celebrate the season.

This well-known design blunder demonstrates how crucial it is to pick the proper font and letter spacing.

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The City of…Light?

I hope their journey to Aaris was nothing short of spectacular, even though this design fail is a little difficult to believe.

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Fashion Fart

To be honest, “fashion fart” would be a good name to describe the tendency to wear whatever you can. However, laundry day couture may sound a little more elegant.

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Confusing Cake

Whoever made this has lots of experience behind a dozen more design fails.

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Fat is the New Fit

The owner of this gym wonders why they have no one signing up.

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The Worst Design Fails for Kids Slide

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Chocolate Covered Fingers

Who doesn’t love cold chocolates covering the fingers? Why hold it right when you can do what you want?

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How difficult! The toughest maze ever.

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Lemonrange Juice

When life gives you lemons… make orange juice, apparently.

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There is No Better Way to Hold your Juice!

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Warning: Very Long Message (While Driving) To Avoid Excessive Eyes-Off-The-Road Time

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We all Love Sasa Lele!

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People Wonder How We Did it!

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The Scary Wedding Menu

Although some people dislike children, don’t you think the wedding’s meal options are a little too extreme?

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Boby, happy birthday!

Modern families come in many forms and sizes and each has its own unique methods of doing things.

Love, morriage, and boby, however, must always come first.

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Click is a troublesome word

This is merely one of several unsuccessful designs that use the term “click”.

On a little label, you might get away with it, but on a huge sign outside your store, it’s a bad design decision.

The Real Cruise

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Bros Before

It’s difficult to decide which aspect of this sign is funnier—the absolutely pointless decision to change the letter S or the added text that highlights the first paragraph.

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More Design Fails that are Funny and Not User-Friendly

The aim of good design is to accomplish a particular task as well as to be aesthetically beautiful.

Even though we can all enjoy a good laugh at amusing design gaffes, dealing with subpar design in real life can be really upsetting.

Whether we’re talking about interior design, packaging, or website design, a smart designer must take into account the entire user experience of a certain piece of design.

The examples that follow will show how crucial it is to think about how a product is used and how much design may influence it.

Children Reside in Close-Knit Communities

Put down your sandwich for a moment and support your friend as they use the restroom next to you. It’s divided up so they have some privacy, so don’t worry.

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Being Everything at Once is Impossible

Which would you like to hold: a plunger or a soiled toilet brush? Yes, you don’t either.

This awful toilet accessory is proof positive that the path to hell is indeed paved with good intentions.

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Mother and Child Hand Dryers

With a friend who is either shorter or taller than you, try it out!

Putting jokes aside, you might be able to discern the sincere motive in this case (designing for children or shorter people). Still, the method of execution is illogical.

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You Have Been Incorrectly Counting

Here is a straightforward yet potent one. The use of recognizable design components and layouts is one of the fundamental tenets of successful UX design.

Any user who sees a “page up” button in place of a 9 will be irritated.

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The Announcement You Should Not Miss

Do you recall when we explained what fail-safe design is? Here is an illustration of what it is NOT.

Imagine having to cope with an elevator that breaks down each time someone ignores this sign!

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Check Everything Again

Last year, this poor example of graphic design went viral.

The bottle customizing platform forbade the use of specific words, such as Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ community, but the user failed to notice a clear warning sign like this.

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I Wasn’t Aware I Was Pregnant Test

I assumed it was simply the Christmas weight, honey, but I have some wonderful news instead!

This advertisement is so awful it almost seems cute. But once more, if you wanted to have children, you’d probably find it to be dreadfully unprofessional and go for a different product.

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Poor Shopping Conditions

Personally, I like the thrift shop better. But nothing advertises brand shopping like a green shopping bag that also appears to have been used for greasy takeout.

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This Pool Float was Created By a Man

Dare to be unique with this enormous sanitary pad when social media is trending with images of people on adorable floats shaped like flamingos, unicorns, or swans!

Menstruation should be made more acceptable, but this example makes me shudder.

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Such a Sweet Jeopard

Graphic designers shouldn’t have to proofread, but with a little common sense, this could probably be prevented. Or even just the fundamental alphabet.

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Face mask from Silence of the Lambs

Just here, acting like a sexy chick. This amusing illustration serves as another reminder that beneath good packaging, there may always lie a horrible product design.

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Sorry, no diabetes

Good UX includes recognizable design elements, but context is also crucial. In most cases, a frowning emoji would be a decent choice for the “no” response, but in this instance, it will make you feel like a sociopath.

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I suppose it goes in

Watching your parents attempt to put a USB stick incorrectly eight times in a row causes terrible nightmares.

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Honker grips

This one is so terrible that it nearly appears deliberate. Maybe the person in charge of sticking the picture on the car just thought it would be funny.

However, designers should be made aware of how even the smallest element can drastically ruin the final product.

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Disney in trouble

Although the concept idea is very good—we’ve all seen poor Disney knockoffs—the final product suffers due to some unfortunate cutting.

Bibidi-bidi-boo! It’s a mess!

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An enlightening massage session

Breathe. Relax. You’re about to experience the ideal fish roll.

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Not A Car, Not The Police

Blame Uncle Tom for buying you this flying car

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Took Time to Find

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We are rather confident that the fight is in your favor.

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It’s acceptable to evaluate a book by its cover at times.

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This University Has Poor Fractional Skills

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You Must Follow These Signs While Driving At 70 Mph In Japan

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What’s Your Age Again?

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Cool… What?!

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No Way Anyone Getting Past That

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I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

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Yaay! It is 20170!!!

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Proofread Your Layouts, People

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If Only I Had Some Scissors!

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If You’ve Got It, Flaunt It

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Measurement Lines On An Opaque Bottle

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Poor Url Choice By A Fagas Strap Company

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Are All The Translations Really Necessary, Heinz?

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50 Lanes? Combine those into 4 now

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This Handicap Parking Spot

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All of you are welcome to visit me for the cure of burgers

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There are still lots of funny art pieces and advertisements out there.

Errors are being made daily by poor graphic designers.

To avoid epic design fails like the ones listed above, ensure you employ professional designers to build your business “image.”

Dodging the Epic Design Fails With All Time Design

We sincerely hope that this list of poor design examples made you smile and helped you understand how significant designs can be for any business.

When designing a product or a marketing campaign, it’s important to think about who will use it, how they will perceive it, and what message you want to convey.

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July 30, 2022
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