20 Design Fails That Shouldn’t Have Been Approved

Being a designer isn’t the easiest job in the world. Expectations for crisp, clear designs have never been higher. Now that you can hire an artist from the comfort of your bed, finding the right eprson for the job has never been easier. Still, we have a ton of fails occur. These designers don’t have bad intentions, but their creations turned out to be better at amusing people rather than carrying out the task of doing the job properly. Misspelled text, advertisement fails, and not knowing where to put Europe on a map are just some of the designs destined for the dumpster.

Mistakes Weren’t Meant To Be Made

Mistakes Weren’t Meant To Be Made

This isn’t confusing at all! What could possibly go wrong in this situation? There’s a good chance that there have been a few awkward encounters due to people walking into the wrong side of the bathroom accidentally. Whoever did this clearly didn’t do the job right but the signs are hilarious to look at. Sure, you might make the mistake of walking into the wrong door after a few drinks. The easier thing to do would be to replace the signs or switch them completely, but where’s the fun in that? In the end, when you gotta go, you gotta go!

If Minions Were In A Horror Movie

If Minions Were In A Horror Movie

Funny enough, this is similar to what happened to me when I was forced to sit through the Minions movie, but that’s what happens when you’re stuck watching a movie that’s really for kids. How does something like a shampoo bottle leak out so much liquid? There are potential reasons as to why the bottle is in this state. A kid’s shampoo bottle in the shape of a Minion would definitely be a huge selling point, but I don’t think that red liquid is supposed to ooze out from the goggles. Now, one of the cute little characters looks like it’s the monster from a horror movie.

Clock

Clock

It’s a clever, but unfortunte design that definitely caught my attention, so I guess that’s some good marketing on display. The one thing that stands out the most is the small k at the end of the sign, because I definitely didn’t notice the L on first glance. It would have been pretty awesome if they made the L inside the O an actual clock. That would make the sign stand out much more. I’m still wondering if this is a store sign or just some guys house. If you think this is an epic fail, then check out what happens when you pair lemons with that perfect orange. It’s mind-boggling!

It’s Not What You Think It Is

It’s Not What You Think It Is

Yes, from our view it looks like feces were smothered all over this bathroom counter. It’s not exactly the color pattern you want to see in the bathroom. This design almost looks like clumps of hair that were laminated onto the table or a bunch of Dementors flying around the sink. This is just totally wrong to have. If this was in a restaurant, you can bet there would be some complaints coming from the customers. It’s already bad enough playing 20 questions with your kids on pretty much every trip you go on. There’s really no need to try and explain this one.

Emoji Pants

Emoji Pants

Please save yourself the embarrassment and don’t ask for this for Christmas. This is why I always ask for money instead of anything, especially clothes. These aren’t even the most used emojis, but I have to wonder why it’s designed in this way to begin with. Heck, my grandma would be someone who would buy this and convince me that it’s what all the kids are wearing these days. Grandma, you’re one of a kind, but maybe next year you could just hand me over some cold, hard cash. I promise to spend it on some wool knit sweater.

You Had One Job, Supermarket Manager

You Had One Job, Supermarket Manager

What should you use the next time you make lemonade? Supermarkets are always trying to push new products on you, but this is taking things a bit too far. Lemons being hidden in plain light as oranges? It’s a bold strategy, but considering they’re yellow, I don’t think I’m fooled. When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and be creative! I’ve worked in a supermarket during high school and we never had this situation happen before. Sure, misprinted signs are one thing, but being an illustrator who can’t count for a children’s book is much more embarrassing than this.

Take Control, Quit School

Take Control, Quit School

Oh, the irony. How often do you pay attention to a bus advertisement since they’re usual ads for lawyers or something like that? This is such a hilarious advertisement because it makes every student think about quitting school altogether, especially when they have the Monday blues. But in this day and age, it’s impossible to quit school since you need some sort of diploma to actually get a job. I shared the same thought as this ad years ago after my first year of college, but ultimately decided to stick it out. Remember kids, don’t give up and most importantly, don’t quit school.

The Worst Carpet Choice For A Stairway

The Worst Carpet Choice For A Stairway

There are many different carpet designs that work, but this particular carpet is a trip and a half. If you stare at it long enough, it looks like the stairs could be going either up or down. Would you want to walk down these stairs? Just try and count the stairs, I guarentee you’ll either get it wrong or fall head-over-heels trying to get it right. Whoever manages this hotel or wherever this is needs to seriously conside redecorating beofre someone gets seriously injured. Maybe the stairs will look completely normal after a night out on the town. Only one way to find out!

This Is Bananas

This Is Bananas

The Illustrators of this children’s book slipped up when they got to a page showing bananas. My First Numbers Book promised to be a great introduction to the magical world of numbers, counting, and math for kids. However, this might have left children incredibly confused for the rest of their life. There are six bananas and not five as the illustration shows in the book. Proofreading this book couldn’t have been that hard to do. If you think this is bad for children trying to learn how to count, wait to see what happens when one designer gets confused by a compass.

New Life Motto

New Life Motto

The slogan was clearly supposed to be ‘Don’t Worry Be Happy’ in reference to Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit, but I’m sure most kids this day have never heard that song, and instead are just loving this ironic shirt. This is pretty much me waking up on Monday morning with a look of dread on my face as I get ready for another work week. Whoever did this went ahead and put my life motto onto a sweatshirt and it’s a motto we can all live by. I mean, why should we be happy when worrying is the best thing in the world to do, right?

Worst Camping Advertisement Ever

Worst Camping Advertisement Ever

From what the advertisement is telling us, this camping mattress is used for putting books on it, as you lay beside it and wonder where your life has gone. You can just stay on the ground in the dirty grass while your magazine is on the comfortable mat. Clearly, someone did not think this through properly. If the guy in the photo laid on it, he wouldn’t even fit. Have you ever seen something on a shirt or advertisement like this and wonder if this was intentional or not? Imagine a newer model of this mattress and the exact same photo, but with more room to put your headphones beside the magazine.

Never Shredded, Eat Wheat

Never Shredded, Eat Wheat

If you get into a boat and start sailing in the North-South direction, you’ll apparently arrive at Santa’s workshop. Obviously, this is not for navigational purposes and the designer is not knowledgeable in geography. These comfy looking couch cushions should probably stay indoors. Remind me never to take one whenI decide to go camping for the first time ever. Honestly, how do you mess up something so basic as general directions? This is why I don’t even bother pulling over and asking randoms for directions. I just turn around and go home. Every Coke fan out there will be pretty shocked when they see how one name made its way onto the bottle.

Redrum

Redrum

Well, this looks perfect for Halloween since it looks like blood. A company wanted to make this fountain pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness, but it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to be. They could be showing some spirit for the Chicago Blackhawks when they won three Stanley Cups in six seasons, but it doesn’t seem like that’s the case. I never really understtod why this whole “dye the water in the fountain” thing because such a go-to move. I mean, it looks pretty creepy right? Am I the only one seeing this? I’d probably take a sip though, if I’m being honest.

How Ironic Is This?

How Ironic Is This?

We’re not sure why there’s an ashtray available in a non-smoking zone. Out of all the times my friends and I hit up the bar, we never came across this ashtray. It should be an encouragement for the ones who are trying to put down that cigarette, but it’s actually sending mix signals. Although, it could be for putting out the cigarette in case someone didn’t see the sign and obviously it’s a fire hazard to throw them in the trash. I really hope this photo will inspire people to stop smoking themselves. It’s a nasty habit and it’s hard to quit.

Share A Coke With Pepsi

It's Not Coke It's Pepsi.jpg

Is it Pepsi or is it Coca-Cola? A photo like this will continue the long debate of which soda is better and it’s very divided. Personally speaking, I’m more of a Pepsi type of person anyways. Coke doesn’t really do it for me. This like picking up a carton of milk when it’s actually chocolate milk instead. This little mishap came from the Share a Coke campaign so this should be considered one of the best trolls ever.If these soda companies ever decide to become companions and not enemies, they’ll probably rule the world. Check out what happens when a fast-food bus ad doesn’t go as planned.

Bootleg Winnie The Pooh

Bootleg Winnie The Pooh

The beloved demonized version Winnie the Pooh isn’t going to help anyone sleep at night. I bet Christopher Robin would have nightmares himself if he saw this bootleg version of his iconic best friend. You wouldn’t want this around your kid, especially if they were in the waiting room for their dentist appointment. Not only does this Winnie look like he feeds off honey, but t looks like he has a taste for blood as well. I can already picture a movie starring this unfortunate creature called The Night Of The Bootleg Winnie The Pooh. It’s going straight to VHS.

Where’s Europe?

Where’s Europe?

Apparently, Europe no longer exists and there’s just a sea of blue on this mini Globe. I’ve had some friends grab their bags and travel Europe but I never came across something like this until now. This is what happens when you buy cheap products from the 99 cent store. Just imagine some teacher buying this as a last minute decoration for their desk before the first day of school. It would be comedic gold if the teacher showed off the globe in the middle of a Geography lecture. “Now let’s take a look at… oh wait, Europe isn’t here kids. Class dismissed!”

Not Loving It

Not Loving It

Graffiti artists probably have more than one job since most don’t get paid for their graffiti work. I’ve been to the Big Apple many times, but the Big “Anus” burger doesn’t sound that appealing. The only thing that settles my stomach is a delicious Big Mac after a night of drinking. Sure, an intoxicated person could find the humor in this sign and go grab a burger from McDonald’s afterward, but I doubt the ad thought things through to that very specific extent. The next time you see something like this, grab your phone, open up Snapchat and send it everyone you know!

Who Approved This?

Who Approved This?

This is shameful to have in the driveway. You can’t even put a basketball net anywhere. This would make such an awesome treehouse for the kids, even if it would be a complete risk to. park your car under. This is what dreams are made for. First off, it gets them outside, and most importantly, that counts as alone time with your spouse. Secondly, let’s hope that if this house ever goes up for sale that the realtor will knock down the price a bit all because of the tree that’s in the middle of the driveway.

Upside Down World

Upside Down World

Does this mean stop, or does it mean slap me a low high five? If I was walking down this street, I would run up to the hand and give it a high five. It will look weird and random, but that’s the point of having fun. The hand signal is clearly supposed to be pointing up and not down, but all I see is an elderly man with a beard patiently waiting to cross the street. No on e else? Just keep looking I swear it’s there! I wonder what the walk sign looks like. Only one way to find out!