110 Designs That Are So Bad That It’s Hard To Believe Someone Came Up With Them (New Pics)

There’s a fine line between designs that are jaw-droppingly original and ones that are truly awful. Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to lean heavily on the latter side of the line, so the world’s filled with design atrocities that will make you cringe. So bad they’re good? Nah. So bad they’re the worst.

The Crappy Design subreddit with more than 2.3 million members is home to the worst designs ever and we bring you the newest ones to scare your artistic friends with. Even if you know next to nothing about good design, you’ll intuitively shy away from some of these design choices. Scroll down, upvote your fave crappy designs, and let us know in the comments which ones you loved to hate the most.

 

#1 Idk I’m European

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#2 2 Butts 1 Plant

#3 This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

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Previously, Bored Panda spoke to the Crappy Design moderators to learn more about their community.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment,” the moderators told us that a part of their followers is there just to have fun and gawk at truly ugly design decisions.

“However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they pointed out that some of the members actively participate in in-depth chats.

#4 Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

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#5 This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

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#6 …

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Founded back in 2011, the community has flourished over its 9-and-a-half-year existence. Just a year ago, the Crappy Design subreddit had 1.7 million members and got more than 2 million page views each month. Those are huge numbers to be fair. However, since then, the sub has gained an additional half a million new followers.

But let’s hop back to what makes product designs good or bad. For instance, researcher Don Norman writes in his book ‘The Design of Everyday Things’ that good design is upfront and honest about what the thing does. No hidden purposes for Norman!

At the same time, he says that designs have to look beautiful and uncluttered while pushing the boundaries of what a particular object means to us. So we have to be innovative but simple while avoiding clutter and mediocrity. Quite a challenge, wouldn’t you think? No wonder there are so many bad designs out there.

#7 People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

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#8 This Ad Bomb That’s Guaranteed To Wake Up My Baby

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#9 A Scene From An Indian TV Show

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Meanwhile, the Interaction Design Foundation stresses that bad designs are often overloaded with useless info and make us waste time to figure out what the thing does and how it works.

So if you’re designing something, make it as intuitive and simple as possible—after all, you wouldn’t want to create something messy that’s bound to end up on the Crappy Design subreddit, would you?

#10 Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today…

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#11 Wut You Calling Me?

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#12 You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

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#13 We Don’t Need That Corner, I Guess…

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#14 So, Which States Are Affected?

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#15 Someone Chose The Wrong Colors On My Boardroom Doors At Work

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#16 The Braille On The “Alarm” And “Stop” Button On This Bus Are The Same

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#17 The “Kitten” Is The Same Picture But Scaled Down And Mirrored

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#18 A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

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#19 This Graph

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#20 A Leaflet I Found In Work

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#21 Would You Like Your Chips With Or Without Chips?

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#22 I Mean, Of All The Design Choices, You Chose This

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#23 This “Muddy Waters” Poop Dress I Found On Depop

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#24 Hiding Money Inside Something That Could Easily Wind Up In The Fireplace

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#25 Fail

#26 I Mean, It’s Good While It’s Turned Off Right?

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#27 These Bathroom Stalls

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#28 This Isn’t Even My Final Form

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#29 They Said You Will Be In The Front Page, But Didn’t Mention What The Title Of Next Article Going To Be

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#30 I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

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#31 This Company That Didn’t Bother Purchasing A Photo From Shutterstock For Their Billboard

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#32 No Entry, Entrance Only

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#33 Moldova Is Feeling Very Thankful For All The Help Received From China In Battling The Coronavirus

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#34 I Can’t Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

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#35 Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

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#36 My Socks That Always Look Like They’re Soaked In Sweat

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#37 In Turkey, We Have Footpaths With Embossed Yellow Tiles To Help Blind People.

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#38 This Intentional Design On This Hoodie.

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#39 Enjoy A Nice Massage In A Moving Car With Your Eyes Closed

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#40 What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

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#41 This Bath Bomb’s Final Color

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#42 Fine Fart

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#43 Every Day I Am Thankful To Live In The Land Of The Because Of The Brave USA Free

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#44 This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

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#45 Blursed_frame

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#46 Can Someone Tell Me What This Jacket Is Actually Made Of?

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#47 Thats Not Where Teeth Go

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#48 This Colon Cleanse Ad Is So Bad It’s Hilarious

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#49 You Had Me At Hell!

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#50 When It Rains Too Hard, The Water Pours Down Over The Sheltered Pathway

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#51 Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

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#52 Social “Distancing”

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#53 Complex Oral Care

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#54 A Plastic Vent For An Industrial Strength Heater

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#55 A Photo With Keanu Reeves

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#56 Wow! What A Bargain!

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#57 Math Will Take You Places, But Not Mongolia.

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#58 This Seemed To Belong Here. A Rental Car That Depends On You Having Cell Data To Be Able To Run.

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#59 That’s Not How It Works

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#60 How Many People Did The Names For These Colors Go By That All Decided This Was A Good Name

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#61 Top Design From My School

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#62 Blobfish Supra

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#63 Looks Like Wish Sells Squat Stands Designed By M. C. Escher

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#64 Who Showers Like This?

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#65 Who Thought That Silver Text On Yellow Packaging Was A Good Idea? I Guess Its A Mystery Serum!

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#66 My Football Club Changed The Standard White Lines For Sand And It’s Super Annoying Bc The Ball Always Gets Stuck

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#67 Timberland Boot Sole Is Hollow

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#68 Laughing At You After Rejecting Your Insurance Application

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#69 This Light Is Impossible To Clean And Ugly As Hell

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#70 Highlighted The Bad Part Of Family

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#71 What Step?

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#72 Not Enough Clean Air In My Convertible.

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#73 This Makes Me Sad And Angry At The Same Time

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#74 We Cut Kids

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#75 Look At The Volume Button

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#76 Accidental Venn Diagram

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#77 This Pie Chart My School Showed On Their Reopening Presentation.

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#78 My City Just Replaced All Their Buses With Brand New Ones. The Stop Button Is Now Located Where You Normally Rest Your Knee. It’s Super Sensitive And People Constantly Hit It By Mistake, So The Driver Has To Stop Although No One Is Getting Off

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#79 This IKEA Colander Has A Lip That Curves Inward That Traps Pasta

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#80 They Stopped Construction On The New Burger King In My Hometown Because The Building Is Backwards. They Put A Whole Building Up Backwards!

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#81 This “Dolphin” Is Still Haunting Me

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#82 Something’s Not Right With The Sign On Front

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#83 Pulling Into This Car Park Requires You To Keep Right (In A Country That Keeps Left), Then To Resolve It They Do This…

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#84 Ah Yes, My Favorite Food. Hoe NY

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#85 Apparently Nothing Anymore…

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#86 A Pie Chart Out Of 178%

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#87 This Harry Potter Dvd Collection

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#88 Citroen’s Take On “Limited Edition”

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#89 Thanks, I Hate Emoji Scissors

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#90 No Broken Legs I Know Of

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#91 This Headphone/Microphone Adapter That Has The Colors Mixed Up. I Wondered For 20 Minutes Why I Couldn’t Get Them To Work Before Realizing

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#92 Why Is She Putting The Butter On Her Hand??!

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#93 Just Drag And Drop People Into The Pool

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#94 I’m Impressed That This Thai Menu Has Text Cropping Both Over And Under The Image.

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#95 Why’d They Make It Look So Fun Then??

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#96 Looks Like Someone Had A Rough Diarrhea

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#97 Can’t Wait To Break My Shins While Out For A Ride!

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#98 Blursed_perfecto

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#99 Almost Perfect

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#100 Today My Mom Hit Her Toe With This And Was Bleeding.. I Hate This Kitchen So Much

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#101 Supposed To Be Lazy Shiba Inu Being Pulled On A Leash But The Execution Is Unexpectedly Morbid…

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#102 Stay Home!

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#103 Coronavirus Restrictions Are Very Generous Now

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#104 Measuring Spoons & Cups Labeled With Ink That Washes Off The First Time They Come In Contact With Water.

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#105 The Yellow “For” Gets Lost Among The Big Red Letters

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#106 Welcome To “The Cut” Forest Recreation Area. This Font Threw Me For A Loop. Delete If Not Allowed.

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#107 I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

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#108 This Chocolate You Can’t Properly Break

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#109 Good Family Tree

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#110 Some God Tier Photoshop

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