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    Fun and Games: Top Graphic Design Fails

    Yes, facepalming will be an integral part of this article about graphic design fails. Put your coffee aside, because the giggles you’re about t...

    Top Graphic Design Fails

    Yes, facepalming will be an integral part of this article about graphic design fails. Put your coffee aside, because the giggles you’re about to experience are as real as the astonishing reality of some of these designs.

    Keep in mind that having a designer on your team is very valuable. Some of these designs remind us that it’s equally important to at least follow some basic design tips, maybe have a proofreader look over your work, oh and never disregard your audience.

    The collection of design fails, or just terrible design, includes product design, packaging, awful copy, store signs and pamphlets made with no after thought, and just brilliant t-shirt designs that people probably wear with pride.

    Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to some of the biggest design fails so that you’ll know what to do, what you definitely shouldn’t do and just how important designs are of simply everyday life and common objects.

    1. Nice pattern, but I’d rather take the elevator

    carpet on staires

    2. I live for sa sa le les

    sale picture

    3. That’s really motivating, thanks

    motivational carpet

    4. Sooo you’d like me to be a customer or not?

    shoe store board

    5. Um, can I have a word with the editor of ‘Where’ magazine?

    where magazine

    6. We’ll heal all our burgers.

    healthy burgers

    7. Can’t say it’s an honest mistake. 

    cancer package

    8. For those looking for app rentals and ice ships

    app rentals and ice ships

    9. Has this designer seen a compass before?

    pillows with compass

    10. Ignorance is bliss

    northeast region

    11. Certainly something to be sad about…

    diabetes question

    12. Resume highlight: I use Microsoft Word

    microsoft word track

    13. Thanks for the tip

    shirt with a tip

    14. Looks like someone forgot Europe

    globus without Europe

    15. And China is now a continent

    carpet with map

    16. Did you do your math right?

    board with incorrect data

    17. RIP America

    America shirt

    18. Very unfortunate branding

    unfortunate branding

    19. Would your cat like some kittens for lunch?

    kittens for lunch

    20. Joey doesn’t share food!

    package for sharing

    21. That’s not how the selfie stick works…

    selfie stick usage

    22. Really?

    virtual reality

    23. Someone didn’t think this through

    pencils

    24. Excuse me, waiter? What would you recommend from the list?

    the list with recommendations

    25. If you squint, you barely notice the mistake

    bus with the face

    26. How do you read this?

    unreadable message

    27. A great example of how color choices matter

    color choices matter

    28. I just lost my appetite…

    kids with food

    29. The legend is spot on

    graph foxtel subscribers

    30. Nice try though!

    board with missing letters

    31. Objective: confuse consumers to buy stuff anyway

    sale offer advirtisment

    32. A designer’s kerning nightmare

    designer’s kerning nightmare

    33. Not sure if awful font, or awful quote

    advertisement with awful font and quote

    34. Must right left

    Must right left

    35. The importance of visual hierarchy

    importance of visual hierarchy

    36. When you put in 0 effort

    lighter

    37. Someone thought the watermark was pretty

    watermark car wash

    38. That’s disgusting.

    people ingredients

    39. What?

    t-shirt with text

    40. That’s not how venn diagrams work, but okay

    venn diagrams application

    41. I want some pdelicious pineapple cake

    pdelicious pineapple cake

    42. What sorcery is this?

    fast fitness advirtisement

    43. Excellent placement

    text placement on staires

    44. They might be perfect, but they also look like they hung themselves

    book with people who hung themselves

    45. Hmm…happy time ion hot hair dry care?

    hot hair dry care

    46. What a rebel

    rebel picture

    47. I will avoid it at all costs, thanks

    board with funny text

    48. Editors are so important

    editors are so important

    49. Very innovative DVD

    innovative DVD

    50. A failed hashtag

    failed hashtag

    51. The road to nowhere

     road to nowhere

    52. Pretty sure the donations were generous

    the generous donations

    53. Looks more like soda. Danger.

    bottles like soda

    54. Careful now

    killer insect spray

    55. Unfortunate cover

    books with unfortunate cover

    56. Say it louder for the people in the back

    board for the people in the back

    57. Accurate photograph

    accurate photograph

    58. The invisible golf ball

    the invisible golf ball

    59. Fonts, you gotta think it through

    the cup with fonts

    60. On point Arieh

    on point Arieh

    To stay on top of the recent design trends, dive deep into our blog post to avoid such mistakes.

    VistaCreate Team

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