Truly Horrible Design Choices That Will Drive You Nuts

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Look design is challenging. There’s a reason that people get paid quite a bit of money to do graphic design, interior design, and any other kind of design you can think of. But there are some things that should be obvious: make your designs readable! Evenly space your lettering! Imagine you’re the stupidest human being on the planet and see if you can still interpret the words correctly! Just don’t make them, well, horrible.

Basically what I’m saying is that there is a lot of bad design out there. Some of it will make you cringe. Some of it will make you laugh. Some of it will make you twitch until you can just fix it. But thanks to Reddit, there’s a place where you can see all of it and feel all of the feelings (like “I could absolutely design better than that, someone hire me”). Let’s check out some of these horrible design choices, shall we?

That missing “o” truly makes a difference doesn’t it? It’s important to think about what you’re covering up with design elements.

Maybe they were just going for a very casual vibe. “Hey, teache!” It’s totally a thing.

If you’re not familiar with kerning, it’s the spacing between letters. It’s also wildly important in design. There will absolutely be a few examples of bad kerning on this list: see if you can identify them. In other news, that L is clearly big spooning the E.

Give up on your dreams. Do it. The box compels you.

But I will absolutely visit “liftmyarm” to fix my ankle pain.

It turns out that the order you place them in allows them to make words.

“Washp roduct” is one thing, but what even is in this bottle?

No one knows thanks to the completely random placement of letters!

Can’t wait to visit Lodnno next time I’m in Europe.

But just imagine a blast of hot air going into the trash and blowing everything in the trash into your face.

This is the punishment locker. You have to use it if you’re bad.

Where does it even go? Did the architects not consider the utility of this no-room kind of room?

Why would you put buttons on a pillow? Do you want to hurt people?

That goes for digital elements too. Like this wild crack that is so intense it flies right off the screen!

Like a comma. Or a bullet point. Or some space.

They’re literally just taunting us with this package.

Especially if your product looks like literal poop, you may just choose not to include a picture.

Because photoshopping crochet needles into someone’s hands is just never a good idea when you can buy a dang picture of someone actually knitting (yes, they are the wrong type of needle, nothing about this photo makes sense).

If you’re advertising something as hands-free, don’t picture someone holding it.

Or at least pick one that has some kind of relation to what you’re advertising. Maybe we all get our own training potties on this yacht?

Make sure that all of your pieces fit together. Seamlessly. Without gaps.

There should be full on laws about the appropriate places to put a urinal.

Pee and wash your hands at the same time! It’s called multitasking. Look it up.

You can use this chair-filled bathroom! Everything is better with an audience.

Tables are here to eat on. That means they need a surface for…eating.

But not here! Cars cannot reach these parking spaces!

Don’t put a random map behind some flags with no apparent connection. Because Belarus is not in the Southern hemisphere.

Or at least they are according to these pie charts and this man.

Is this a man farting WiFi? Is it a stink cloud? Who knows.

But some kind of weird bondage wear for a cat takes the cake.

Incoherent, incomplete sentences. That’s the latest trend. Wait for it to catch on.

Animals do not have to be anatomically correct in your images. In fact they probably shouldn’t be!

Especially when it comes to toothbrushes.

For example, this is a children’s costume in which the Q looks suspiciously like an O.

I, personally, am leaning towards the Apple Pencil.

BACD? WHY??? I can’t even.

If we put our name over their name, it’s like they never existed right?

But is it really that tough to know not to stick stairs at the end of the ramp?

Like this beautiful fanfiction fodder. Guess Iron Man really loves Hulk.

But just imagine using this armrest as an actual armrest and you’ll quickly see the problem.