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Hilarious Design Fails

Hilarious Design Fails January 23, 2017

Need a laugh? We’ve got some major design fails that can help you with that. Now we’ve all had our bad days at work, but these designers seem to have had enough. Perhaps they just wanted to quit but didn’t have the guts to do it. But we’re willing to bet that these hilarious design fails were the last nail in their coffins.

Whatchu Looking For Donald?

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This girl’s dad had a coronary when he saw the way his daughter was sitting on this Donald Duck ride. He probably thought that he still had another 10 years before he had to worry about boys sneaking into his little girl’s room. We sure hope Daisy doesn’t catch them!

Quit Monkeying Around

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Get your mind out of the gutter. It’s supposed to be the monkey’s tail, c’mon! Still, something tells us whoever positioned the hook that way had a very naughty mind, indeed. But we’re sure no one will notice this offensive design fail once someone puts a coat over the darn thing.

Dangerous Exit

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Those stairs are positioned perfectly outside the building, at least they are if you intend to climb in and out of the window. We’d hate to be the poor sap who walks out that door. But we’re sure the employees in this building will know what’s happening when they hear a loud scream followed by a splat.

Oh, Super!

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Whoever designed this shirt needs a career change. They probably thought they were being funny by making the “S” that big. But now everyone on the bleachers is making fun of this team. No wonder they feel like losers, everyone thinks they’re all a bunch of…well, you finish that line!

Wait! Who’s Weird?

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This book is such a riot, or at least it’s bound to start one because the author is named Brown and the title of the book is named “Kids Are Weird.” But at a first glance, it looks like the title of the book is called “Brown Kids Are Weird.”  Maybe the author should have put their name on the bottom of the spine instead of coming off as a big old racist, huh?

The Bottom Of Things

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Ohh, whoa there. It’s not what you think it is, we swear. But it’ll take a few seconds to figure this one out. It’s supposed to be a pet shop, hence the cute looking multi-colored animals subbing for letters. But the owners were probably scratching their heads wondering why all of their customers walked into the store laughing. Hopefully they got to the “bottom” of it. Get it?

Forget Happy

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Why waste your time being happy when you can worry? Life sucks and you know it, so if you want to worry about pretty much everything, then you should go right ahead. Well, at least that’s what this T-shirt design fail is implying. See? This is what happens when you try getting creative with a time-honored saying like “Don’t worry. Be happy.”

Chaos In The Lift

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Whoever designed the floor panel for this elevator probably said, “You know what? That’s it. I’m over it,” and just started adding extra numbers at random. But at least you can take comfort that there’s probably a flight of stairs you can climb and make it to your apartment. Here’s hoping the same guy didn’t design the stairs too!

Cooking vs Repellant

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Here’s a perfectly good reason why Black Gold should stick to making either a cooking spray or insecticide. Seriously, why are they doing both? The cans are virtually identical except for the size and the lettering. One tiny mistake and mom will be spraying her pans with insecticide to fry those eggs for breakfast.

A Crappy Situation

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Whoever designed this bathroom nightmare should consider another line of work. Seriously. This is tragic on so many levels. They placed the toilet on the direct path of the door. Granted, the homeowner solved this by cutting a space on the door, but now there’s a hole that all let all those toxic fumes out when someone lets it rip in the bathroom. Classy.

Shame On You, Oxford

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The problem with writing a book titled “Rights” when your last name is White is that it doesn’t make it right. It also doesn’t read well on the spine. Just ask any Oxford student who was browsing through the library, saw this book and then couldn’t help but momentarily gasp. But given today’s political climate, we probably shouldn’t be so surprised.

The “T” In Team

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The person who designed this may have a black belt but they’re clueless about how acrostics work. They used two words for the letter “A” cause there’s only one “T” in abduction and it’s not the first letter. But you think they could have come up with something creative for the letter “T” like “team” or “teamwork”.

Where’s The Golf Ball?

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Wilson Golf & Wilson Staff is a major gold company that sells tons of equipment. But we think it’s funny that they chose to create a camouflage golf ball. How’s the player supposed to even see the ball on the field? We’re guessing that somewhere out there is a golf court full of bald spots.

Too Cool To Do What?

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It’s a cool message, but it can easily get taken the wrong way once the students start sharpening their pencils on and on. We’re sure there’s some dunce out there who will look at the last pencil and probably think it’s a suggestion and a good idea. Yeah, these pencils are definitely not suitable for public schools, either.

Just Hanging Around

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They say that when you get hitched, it feels like you’re walking on air. But is that really what the artwork on this wedding day card is suggesting? It looks more like it’s insinuating that the lives of the bride and groom are going to be completely over once they walk down the aisle and finally say “I Do.” And you know what? The designer might have a point. Just kidding…(sort of!)

Going Down

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This carpet is making our eyes hurt just from looking at it. Imagine what it must be like trying to walk down this flight of stairs. “Flight” being the keyword in this situation because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing if you miss a single step. But they’re so hard to make out, there’s no way people aren’t tripping over for years! This is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

The Possessed Minion

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Now here’s a great way to ensure that your kids never ever take a shower again. Buy them this Minion soap dispenser. It’s so poorly designed that it looks like it’s experiencing an exorcism and it’s been through something sinister. We’re fairly certain that the Minions in the film never actually spewed red stuff out of their eyes.

That’s Not Chocolate

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Quick! Someone call a custodian! That marble sink is so hideous, it’s making us cry ugly tears. That poor homeowner! That sink looks like it needs to get cleaned ASAP, sort of like a kid went number two on top of it, then stuck his hands in it and decided to put their signature prints all over the sink. Just thinking about washing our hands there is making our skin crawl. Seriously, we can’t help but ask “why”?

The Poo-fessor

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The “Pool Professor” should consider a new name and a new logo. No one’s going to pay for software from someone they think is called “The Poop Professor,” unless it’s a parent who needs to teach their toddler how to go number 2. Even then, the parent would wind up disappointed when they saw the computer program is about pools.

Face Planter

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Escalators are great when your legs hurt and you don’t feel like walking up a flight of stairs. Too bad they can’t keep your face from hurting when your smack your face against the wall. This has got to be a joke. Let’s be serious for a minute, what kind of fool would put an escalator that leads to nowhere? And why do people even have access to this monstrosity?

Handicap Zone

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Maybe the person that painted the handicap sign thought that people in wheelchairs needed a playpen? That’s what it looks like and that’s the only thing this space is probably good for unless the person’s car can fly in and out of the concrete barrier. Oh, we get it. They should have put the sign on the parking spot next to it. Simple mistake... (not!)

It’ll Crack You Up

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There’s something wrong with the mouse soldier on the right. It might be leading its troops into battle, but it’s already cracking under all the pressure. No, really. The mouse is literally cracking. There’s a huge gash on the side of its torso. But that’s not even the worst of it. Which one is the actual nose here? Seriously, what?

Call A Scribe

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Can you read what it says outside of that church? We can’t and we’re willing to bet you can’t either.  Maybe they need to bring some sort of divine prophet to make any heads or tails of those words. Maybe it’ll be easier to read once the sun goes down and the shadows cast on the wall vanish, but seriously man. A simple sign would’ve been enough!

Same To You

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Well it’s nice to know that this game store values its customers. It designed a balloon man who’s flipping everyone the bird as they come in through the door. Wait till corporate hears about this. They’ll either fire the person who made this or roll on the floor from uncontrollable laughter.

The Parking Meter Trap

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You know that you can’t park there, and yet that parking meter’s there. Why would they do that if you couldn’t park there? Oh, why is life so full of difficult decisions? Then you figure you’ll risk it and park there anyway only to come back a few hours later and find a big old ticket on the windshield wipers. That’s just plain rude.

End Of The Road

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Don’t trust everything you see. The sign is saying it’s a bike lane, but it’s clearly a lie. We’re guessing this was done by someone who has an issue with people riding bikes on the side of the road. So, they created this trap to trick bikers into landing face first when they hit the metal barricade. Either that or Just gotta jump over the railing with your bike. No biggie.

The Queen Is Not Amused

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The designer of this bridge never took a moment to consider what design it would cast on the floor when the sun hits it. Now everyone walking towards Big Ben will see a row of shadows that would make the British Monarchy blush. Queen Elizabeth would not approve…or would she? Hmmm.

How Do You Turn Them On?

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Aw! Looks at those lamps. They look so cute. You almost wish you could find a space in your night table for all three of them. They even come with a clock on their chest. But wait! Is that how you’re supposed to turn those lamps on? Yeah, no thanks! It’s a teenie-weenie inappropriate. Just a tad.

Elevator’s Grammar Fail

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This little elevator needs to go back to school, and so does the person who wrote “1th” instead of “1st,” “2th” instead of “2nd,” and “3th” instead of “3rd.” It’s obvious that whoever made this mistake no longer cares if they get fired or not.  Meanwhile, the damage is done.

Bittersweet Mistake

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We love grapefruit as much as the next guy, especially when you can sprinkle some sugar around each half. But it looks like the person who designed the title of the Food section didn’t even try to make the slice look like a “G”. So instead of “Grapefruit” we can all enjoy some “Crapefruit.” And yes, we know this design fail is also suggesting something even worse, but we’re kind of trying to ignore it. Yup.

To Pull Or Not To Pull

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Somewhere in the world, there’s a person trying to push instead of pull and vice versa. But wait! Did the person who designed those doors drink some stupid juice the day they designed this? How on Earth do they expect people to pull on the door when there’s no handle to grab onto? And somewhere deep in our minds we can hear Yoda saying, “Use the force, Luke.”

The Navigation Nightmare

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Some people don’t know the difference between up or down, North or South, West or East. And you can bet that whoever did these nautical pillows was among them. It’s a good thing they make pillows. We certainly wouldn’t want them at the helm of a cruise ship or have them flying a plane.

That's It, Push It Out!

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Judging from the way the woman on the front of the product looks, we’re assuming this is some sort of laxative. Otherwise, we have no idea why she has assumed such a compromising position. For all we know, this is some kind of fertilizer product for plants. If that’s the case, then the design is spot on, otherwise…it’s just plain weird, dude.

The Backdoor Chute

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“I’ll take you to the playground,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Then you find yourself walking into a huge elephant’s mouth and sliding down its backdoor. Thanks mom and dad! Wait until you get older. Then it’ll be my turn to laugh when we put you in a nursing home.

National Lampoon’s Harpoon

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We’re fairly certain that actor Chevy Chase would get a major kick out of this. Also, given the comedic nature of his film “Vegas Vacation,” it’s safe to say they intended that plastic stick to go where it did, and you know what? We’re kind of digging it. Thank goodness that Blu-Ray discs come in a much smaller case.

Thelma, Let’s Keep On Goin’

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Roundabouts are confusing enough as it is. Most drivers can’t tell when they have to go and when they have to wait for the other drive to cross the circular intersection or junction. To make things worse, they added a roundabout sign in this neighborhood that will make drivers go all “Thelma & Louise” towards those homes.

A Teachable Moment

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We’re sure this institute of Oriental Studies received a wave of new students eager to learn. But what exactly are they going to learn at this school? Judging from the logo itself, it looks like they’re going to study anything but Oriental Studies. But if you actually take a closer look, the circle in the background is a red sun and there’s a building in front of it.