Designers Who Decided to Just Phone It In | 22 Words

Listen, as someone who actually went to art school, I know how difficult design can be. Striking the right balance between making something beautiful and making something practical that actually works is incredibly difficult to pull off. And one tiny little detail can screw up the whole thing. (And usually, that's because the typography is off. Designers — check your typography.)

But we're not just talking subtle differences of kerning here today folks. Oh no, we're talking about straight-up crappy design; the kind of design work that makes you wonder how the designer ever got through art school in the first place.

These pictures have been captured out in the wild by the intrepid Reddit users who frequent the crappy design subreddit, and they're just so glaringly poorly-made that you'll consider applying to design jobs yourself... even if you don't know a thing about typography.

They bought up plastic like it was going out of style (and, thankfully, it is).

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National Geographic magazine that warns about danger of plastic bags comes inside a plastic bag that is inside a plastic bag. - dumbomb

I can seeeeee yooooou.

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I followed this bus for 4 blocks to wait for it to pull over to share this beautiful work of art. - Germantoast33

It's important for young people to socialize.

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The absolute crap design of my school. This is the place where every hallway intersects. - LuigiSaysKachow

How will you ever find the book you're looking for?

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I've never met Lauren but I already know I don't like her. - Norskiing

Surprise! It's sudden, steep drop-offs! Hope you like.

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That's how I broke my leg. - Dis-Man-8

Um, sir? There's still time to go home and change...

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His shirt meant to say ‘dope’ but now I only see "pedo." - CursivePallet

Before using the restroom, I too like to solve an existential puzzle.

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Just watched a guy go into the wrong bathroom at Toronto Pearson Airport. He was looking at the top sign. - AdmHornblower

Get out of the way!!

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This ad for graduation photography. - box_cardinal_peanut

Is it a skirt that doubles as a backpack?

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Advertising plus-size leggings with a small model in one leg instead of getting a plus-sized model. - dhealey989

Don't even TALK to me until I've had my eye-stab!

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Nothing like the smell of coffee and a good eye-stab in the morning. - CosmeBuzzanito

This reminds me of my relationship with my mom.

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This ad was meant to depict how much the tiger had grown in 10 years. Instead, it looks like... - BanAllPineapples

Pretty big jump, if you ask me.

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Ooh boy, look at this scale... - JulesAntoine

Guys. Just google "Mars."

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“Mars" on CNN 10 today is just the moon with a red tint. - MonkeyTigerCrazy

As Stone Cold Steve Austin used to say: don't trust anyone.

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We believe NO ONE. - nickx37

Great mug for storing pencils, I guess?

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It's cute, but it's also impossible to clean. There is no hope under hippo chin. - inter_slice

You did not convey what you meant to convey.

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I get what it's supposed to mean, but at first glance all you see is "WORRY" in all caps. - Raul_bitchboi

Is there an interior designer in the house?!

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As a builder, this is painful to look at. None of it is up to code and is that an electrical box above the toilet? - southwoodhunter

"Kids, we're leaving. Now."

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So instead of going with the very slide-like trunk... - lukehyde

Guess I'll just miss my appointment with the tax guy.

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I needed the 7th floor... - Cemilyplayyy

Hope there's not anything important on the blackboard today.

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The placement of this seat in my old class. Class was always full so someone always had to sit here. - spaceknight94

It's like they put all their signs in a tupperware and shook it.

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The grocery store I work at is filled with signs like this. - manicsanic420

How will they know how fast they made the kessel run?

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Hey, let's put a sticker of the time over the clock panel. And let's make the sticker impossible to get off. - mitchell_bu

Minotaurs love it.

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This maze that can’t be completed. - jolteona

Ayyy.

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This table leg makes me feel powerless. - Phyierpickle

What are you even saying?!

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This bottle cap design used on non-twist off caps. - barklite

Makes my brain hurt.

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Jesus is not.. asw ear wr od? - landsendse

Learn InDesign, my man.

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Any four digit price in my university's convenience store does this. - yelworcyelhsa

They've got those Copy and Paste commands down.

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Epic Photoshop skills. - refixOFF

Getting mixed messages here...

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My down jacket says to not line dry, and then suggests line drying to reduce energy use. - Misterholcombe

We are both for and/or against bullying.

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Anti-anti bullying. - Verymuchhuman_beans

Hey, some uncles kinda suck.

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I've never seen someone happier to see a loved one die. - nicst4rman

This is honestly giving me heart palpitations.

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Glass soap bottles, AKA showering on hard mode. - Jacobro99

I guess cavemen still send mail?

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Stamps? Need. - mbecerra21988

I was on a very strict diet.

Dammit Dean, quit messing with my calorie count. - BobC813

Why you gotta look so smug about it?

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Why didn't they just use a placeholder image? - spooderboop

That applesauce is for the bugs at the garbage dump.

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This applesauce jar has ridges inside it that make it virtually impossible to scrape clean. - Left4DayZ1

Do they even want new employees?

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These Wal-Mart interview questions are white on white. I had to highlight it each time to actually see it. - movinwork210

Just needed one more revision...

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If only there was some sort of U-shaped letter in this word. Oh well, print it. - colonelbackhand

Sometimes you've got to just throw all the words up there and see what sticks.

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From a distance it looked like they had everything. Then I got closer and realized they're all Westerns. - TheLSVO

More like the iPad Maxi.

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This is an iPad Mini case. I think either the iPad is too big or the snowboarder is too small. - i-like-to-be-wooshed

All the better to poke you with, my dear...

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Fingers should not be that long. - firewolf37

Okay, I won't! *unbuckles safety belt*

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This won the design competition. - chica420

Widdle baby gots wots of opiwons!

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Ah yes, the 18-24 year old baby. - Whirboo_Whind

Thankfully, my pants are made of steel.

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The new Apple Card needs to avoid contact with leather and denim. - emmawiiwiiwii

You can hold toothpaste races!

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Sink attached to the toilet, forming a perfect slide. - emmawiiwiiwii

I love Apple, but these were the worst mice since Biker Mice From Mars.

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Everything about this. No right click, A scroll wheel that is impossible to use, and terrible ergonomic design just to match their computers. - GeneralSplat

Did she fall into a pillow?

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Balenciaga's new $5000 dress. - Zussow15

"You in here, Bill?"

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Who the f*ck thought glass bathroom stalls would be a good idea? - Shiawase__

Privacy secured.

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One. Single. Blind. - ahgueso

Well, when I've gotta go, it IS an emergency, so.

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Guess who set the alarm off at the movie theater today. Men’s room was around the corner and down a hall. - Gaijinloco

The biggest problem, all along, has been false alarms.

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Demonstrated above is a new fire signal box that locks the hand of alarm sender until released by a policeman or fireman with a key, thus deterring the sending of false alarms. - veethis

Do we know what lockers are even for?

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My school locker can’t even fit my backpack because of those shelves. - zucclivan

Who wouldn't want a mug from which they could dangle all their individual keys?

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Look at this mug I made for my dad when I was eight. - SenorElenor

"Boo! Haha, sorry, it's just me, Jesus."

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Apparently scary Jesus is a thing. - Bausdria

Forever? Forever ever? Forever ever?

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An unfortunate logo for a fitness center. - Dingwallace

It's a good night light, but I wish it would stop asking me to Give Myself Until The Undying Evil.

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Prevent your kid from being afraid of the dark. - Brilliant999

You can only open the gym if you solve its puzzle.

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When your Gym tries hard to motivate you but fails to make any sense. - james_pawned

Much like the Friday the 13th series, 4-7 weren't great, but 8 was awesome.

I guess my world history class skipped quite a bit. - not2useful

To be fair, they do not get along with each other.

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wHy Is ThE oCeAn FiLlInG uP wItH pLaStIc? - Ac_50

"Hey boss, what do we do with all these extra mirrors?"

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This hotel has a mirror on a mirror. Just... why? - 5am281