141 Designs That Are So Bad, They Deserve To Be Shamed On The Internet

Most of us can intuitively tell whether something is designed well or if the end result falls way short of what it should be like. The more we’re exposed to ads and products—both great and god-awful—the more our sense of taste develops.

Ever since 2011, this popular subreddit has been sharing examples of epic design fails that are beyond hilarious. In fact, they’re so bad, it’s mind-boggling that the people behind them green-lit them! We’ve collected some of the worst offenders to share with you, Pandas, so scroll down and upvote the designs you love to hate the most.

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#1 Being Gay Was A Sin They Said

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#2 This Amazing Pregnancy Test

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#3 Seems A Bit Counterintuitive

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The subreddit has been poking fun at horrible and hilarious designs all the way since 2011. Over the past 12+ years, the community has grown absolutely massive. At the time of writing, the group had 3.4 million members.

Years pass, seasons change. But what stays constant is people’s appetite for shaming truly awful product and ad designs. (What changes, however, is how the internet reacts to names like the subreddit’s that use gentle curse words. These days, you can’t even mention them in full without some social media megacorps frowning in your general direction!)

#4 So, It's Fine Then?

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#5 Thanks For Reminding Me

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#6 Surely There Is No Better Way To Write Your Phone Number

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The subreddit’s moderators have created a fantastically detailed wiki that explains what does and doesn’t count as a bad design. For instance, amateur artwork or signs don’t belong in the online group because they were made by, well, amateurs. Similarly, broken things also don’t count.

#7 Love Handles

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#8 Our Wedding Is Going To Have Three Delicious Meal Choices

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#9 My Arms Are About 7 Feet Long, So This Wasn't An Issue For Me

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And don’t even think of posting the Roman numeral for 4, IIII, as an example of awful design because it’s a fairly common alternative way to write IV. Meanwhile, unintentional errors like manufacturing defects also don’t count as examples of bad design. Neither do novelty items or obvious satire.

#10 Artistic Kid Dies

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#11 How Much Do You Trust Your "Multilingual" Ad Designer?

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#12 I Cancelled My Transaction Twice In A Row By Accident. I Finally Found Out Why

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The mod team encourages its members to be original. So you shouldn’t be sharing any pictures that fall into the list of the top 150 most popular reposts. Software designs, hate symbols, and memes also don’t have any place on the sub. Meanwhile, all members ought to be as civil as possible, avoid sharing any personal information, and ensure that they write awesome descriptive titles for their posts.

#13 No Thank You, I Think I'll Pass

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#14 A Solar Powered Parking Meter In An Underground Garage

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#15 "How Do We Make It Clear That It's A Male Hand Without Seeing The Nails?"

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A while ago, interior design expert and then-editor at These Three Rooms, Ariane Sherine, had shared her thoughts on taste and aesthetics with Bored Panda.

“When it comes to aesthetics, 'bad design' is a very individual thing that comes down to personal taste,” she said that our personal tastes and (dis)likes affect our judgment of products and interiors. 

#16 Another Example Of Unrealistic Body Expectations For Men

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#17 This Bus

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#18 This Music Poster Looks Like A Guy And Girl Being Hanged

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“It's perhaps more helpful to talk about 'bad design' as design that doesn't function as it should—for instance, a kitchen that doesn't have what's called 'good flow', where you have to walk impractical distances between complementary appliances and where the dimensions of the 'kitchen work triangle' (the distance between fridge, sink, and hob) aren't practical,” the design expert said.

#19 This Unfortunately Designed Kid's Balloon

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#20 If Only There Was An Easier Way To See Who Was Outside Your Front Door..

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#21 I Needed Red. Guess Which One I Grabbed At First

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“A kitchen where there isn't enough storage, where potentially dangerous appliances aren't located safely, and where cornflakes and milk are placed at opposite ends of the room is what I'd call 'bad design,'” she shared that a poorly-crafted space can be a huge headache for someone in their day-to-day lives.

“‘Good design' is where a lot of thought and effort has been put into structuring and renovating a house so it's perfect for the people living in it. It takes account of their aesthetic preferences but also focuses on the concepts I mentioned before, paying close attention to detail,” she told Bored Panda.

#22 What's My Age Again?

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#23 No Way Anyones Getting Past That

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#24 Attention

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"The only true way to ascertain whether a design is going to be a commercial success is to make it available for sale, market it widely, and see how many people buy it. But success is different to taste. Personally, I think taste is all about understatement, minimalism, and neutral decor. But again, that's only my personal opinion!" the design expert told us during another interview, earlier.

“This will differ for each person, but for many people, loud and garish colors used liberally in the home would signify a lack of taste. Then again, I can think of designers who have based their entire career around the use of color and loud prints," she said that there aren’t any hard and fast rules.

#25 Love, Morriage, Boby?

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#26 Never Split Your Legs When You Slide Down!

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#27 If You Were In A Car, Would You Know What Accident To Do?

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When it comes to furniture, you have to consider functionality, not just aesthetics. "Does the furniture function as it should? Is it likely to collapse or break easily? If seating, is it comfortable? I mean, my idea of aesthetic hell would be a bright purple inflatable sofa with lime green spots, but your mileage may vary! The question of comfort and function is a less subjective one,” the design expert shared a few of the considerations you should keep in mind when thinking about interiors.

#28 If Only I Had Some Scissors...

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#29 F**king Hurry!!

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#30 Meme Says It All...

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Tell us all about which of these pics and fails made you cringe the hardest, Pandas. Meanwhile, for some more amazingly awful designs, check out Bored Panda's previous features right here, here, as well as here.

#31 Le Tits Now

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#32 When Your Dental Banner Features An Execution

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#33 This Maze Game

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#34 What About When You Cross Your Legs?

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#35 Good Luck Wheelchairees

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#36 I Was Looking For Those...

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#37 If You've Got It, Flaunt It

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#38 Which Is It?!

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#39 Sometimes It's Okay To Judge A Book By Its Cover

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#40 This Jfk Memorial

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#41 Ass To Ass

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#42 I Have No Idea What I'm Doing

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#43 All Ye Shall Come To Me For The Healing Of Burgers

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#44 The Printing On This Ball

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#45 Measurement Lines On An Opaque Bottle

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#46 Two Flamingos, One Vagina

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#47 This Warning Sign

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#48 Toilets And Mirror Ceiling

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#49 In Japan, You Have To Follow These Signs While Driving At 70 Mph

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#50 Why Not Use The Selfie?

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#51 Correct Punctuation Is A Must!

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

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#53 This Flower Print Dress

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#54 Cool... What?!

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#55 From Afar, This Sign Has A Completely Different Meaning

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#56 Okay. I Know This Cake Is A Number 1 And It Says “emma," But It Looks Like A Dick With Balls That Says “weed"

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#57 Why The Hell Do The Weights Make Up The First H But Not The Last One?

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#58 Toss Me A Cold One, Will Ya?

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#59 This Monstrosity Will Surely Make Someone Want To Date These Handsome Men

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#60 This Awful Slide Placement

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#61 Baby Jesus/severed Thumb Christmas Ornament

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#62 Giant Is Seconds From Being Paralyzed

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#63 We're Not Happy 'til You're Not Happy

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#64 Are The All The Translations Really Necessary Heinz?

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#65 What A Great Packaging Choice

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#66 50 Lanes? Lets Merge Those Into 4

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#67 This Handicap Parking Spot...

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#68 Teaching Kids The Harsh Reality Of Life

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#69 Seriously?

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#70 "12 Wa S Y U Can Tell You Ha E Th Right"

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#71 The Tans Will Fade...

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#72 We're Sorry...

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#73 Not A Car, Not The Police...

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#74 I Want To To Open A Shop In Goa That Slightly Copies A Popular Chain, What Should I Call It?

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#75 The Scaling Is So Bad...

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#76 Suicidal Holiday Introvert, Look No Further

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#77 Better Than Cream Cheese? No!

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#78 Sparkling Red "slippers"

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#79 The Rails Should Prevent People From Hitting Their Head, But Instead They Trip Over Them. So Now, Traffic Cones

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#80 This University Isn't Very Good With Fractions

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#81 The Official Emma Watson 'beauty And The Beast' Doll

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#82 The Vent In My Hotel Shower Doesn't Seem To Work

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#83 Poor Url Choice By A Fagas Strap Company

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#84 No Use! Only Charge!

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#85 The Worst Thing About Lenovo Laptops. A "Close Current Page Without Warning Button" Right Next To The "Volume Up" Button

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#86 Do You Squirt?

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#87 Why Is It Not The A ??

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#88 How Big Is That Watch?!

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#89 Kitten Socks

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#90 One Of The Worst Flow Charts I've Seen In A While

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#91 I'm Pretty Sure The Odds Are In My Favor To Win The Fight

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#92 Fake Zipper On Levi's Boots Makes Holes In Your Boot When You Walk

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#93 Proof Your Layouts, People

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#94 Hot Dog Anyone?

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#95 But They Are Both Right Hands

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#96 Happy 20170!

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#97 Ndeeisgihgbnocrehnotoedr

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#98 Texcock Mextails

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#99 ...the "O" Has Already Been Guessed

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#100 The Three Multiple Choice Options My Physics Teacher Gave For This Example Problem

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#101 This Slide With No Side Rails...

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#102 Do Love What You Do What You Love

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#103 When Does The O's Play?

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#104 Marketing Skills At Its Finest

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#105 Printing Shop In My Home Town

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#106 F**k Or Treat

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#107 This Watch Is Not Ez Read

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#108 Heart Shape Headphone Splitter Looks Like A Nut Sack

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#109 Friend Posted This From A Lift In Vietnam

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#110 What

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#111 The Eight In This Clock

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#112 This Could Have Been Avoided With 1 Focus Group (of Women)

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#113 Ate At A Local Restaurant

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#114 Ho Ho Ho, Shit Down My Throat

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#115 This Fucking Outlet At My University

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#116 Give Up On Your Dreams

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#117 Literally Can't Fall For This Scam

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#118 That's Like Asking To Get Your Speaker Kicked In

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#119 Stressed Backwards Spells...

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#120 This Door At My Dentist's Office

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#121 These Hotel Room Directions

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#122 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pgup 9

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#123 There's A Line Forming Behind Me. I Have No Idea

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#124 Beautiful Driveway. Sucks You Can't Use It

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#125 This Woman Looking Out The Plane Is Very Calm Considering She's About To Crash Into The Hudson

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#126 The Awful Name Of This File

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#127 While We're On The Topic Of Awful Pool Design...

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#128 The Stairs Leading To This Bedroom

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#129 Doesn't Sound Very Exciting

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#130 In The Shadow Of Every Yes Is A... Different Shadow?

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#131 This Sign

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#132 Lots Of Hope For Sure

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#133 I Just Want To Heat My Hot Pocket

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#134 The Design School I Graduated From Sent This Postcard Out

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#135 Beer Coaster

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#136 This Carpeted Bathroom

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#137 I Made An Account Just To Post This Unforgivable De$ign Choice

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#138 We Need A Poster That Says "Wine"

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#139 Let's Come Up With An Easy Acronym To Let People Know We Support The Military

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#140 My Gf Is A Teacher. This Sits On Her Desk And The Lack Of Punctuation Disturbs Me

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#141 This Coat Rack

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