What on earth were they thinking?


It is definitely not easy, designing something that is not only practical and straight forward but also pleasing to the eye, and innovative. It takes a talented designer to achieve this, no doubt. This…is not a list about talented designers. Hey, they may be talented, but their talent is not really apparent from these examples.

A good design needs to be spot on, to mean one thing and one thing only. To be understandable within just a moment. Anything other than that, is confusing. Some of these examples though, are so perplexing, that you will scratch your head over them. Really, what some of these people were thinking?

#1 The Imperial System

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#2 Sign At A Local Beach

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#3 My School Blocked A Website Because It Was Labeled As Education

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#4 The Cat Just Trapped Me In The Bathroom By Opening A Drawer

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#5 I Bought A Billboard To Promote My Business And They Screwed Up The Formatting

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#6 So Proud Of My Country

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#7 The Circle Of Life

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#8 This Resculpted Head Of Baby Jesus

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#9 Crystal Furniture Set That Looks Like Raw Meat

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#10 Was Worried About Privacy, So I Asked If They Could Put A Door Up To The Men’s Change Room. Problem Solved

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#11 Almost Broke My Leg

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#12 The Packaging Of Lol Dolls

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#13 A New Park Opened In My City, Pretty Lovely, And This. Buttcleaner3000

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#14 Don’t Wake Anybody Up If You’re Exiting The Motel During A Fire!

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#15 My Original Post Was Removed Because Everyone Thought The Backpack Was Real. Here’s Another Angle That Shows That The Bag Is Part Of The Design And Is Blocking The Phone Number

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#16 I Normally Enjoy Irony, But Not This Time

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#17 Cozy Seats In Belgium

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#18 “I Don’t Know How Our Teachers Didn’t Notice This In The Yearbook. They Don’t Even Go To Our School.”

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#19 Me And My GF Were Struggling With This Maze We Got When Watching The Pikachu Movie. We Checked The Solution In The Back And They Draw Through A Wall

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#20 This Bread Packaging That Makes It Look Like It Is Moldy

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#21 When You Get Lost Thanks To Google Assistant

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#22 Who Thought Of This?

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#23 The Peas Are Upside Down…

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#24 Let’s Go Paperless

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#25 No, I Don’t Think I Will

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#26 Wow. I Laughed When I Saw This!

#27 This Pillow At My Grandparents House

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#28 Totally-Nailed-It

#29 Hood On vs. Hood Off

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#30 Motivational Poster At Work

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#31 Went To Go To The Bathroom At A Local Restaurant And Found A Literal “Crappy Design”

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#32 Worst Placement

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#33 Ah Thats What I Want My Toilet To Look Like. Like Someone Peed All Over It

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