13 Embarrassing Examples Of When Graphic Design Goes Wrong

13 Embarrassing Examples Of When Graphic Design Goes Wrong

Designing packaging, logos and graphics is a skill that takes not just years of deliberate practice and refinement to perfect, but Graphic design also requires a keen eye for detail.

It’s about understanding how each element works with everything else on the page or packaging.

Embarrassing, and sometimes hilarious, mistakes happen when you don’t pay attention to what you’re doing.

Or you choose the lowest possible bidder for your graphic design work.

Here are 13 examples of what we mean by the “lowest bidder”.


kearning mistake in typography

Source: https://www.creativebloq.com
Not lights you want for Christmas. Or any time of the year.


als harley club
Source: http://bonfx.com/bad-typography/
This looks more like the cover of a Dr. Seuss book than a poster for a bike club.


kickboxing club sign
Source: http://www.thealmightyguru.com
You might not see it at first, but pay attention to the first three letters in this window sign.


key lime typography mistake
Source: http://www.thealmightyguru.com
A key lime tart, you say? Why that sounds delicious. These, on the other hand, don’t.


Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
A conspiracy theory held true by all confectioners and bakers.


money exchange typography error
Source: https://imgur.com/ZkzfVOm
Yes, there are dozens of questions you could ask yourself about this, but the main one is “Who proof read this before it went to print?”


handbag typography error

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
We didn’t know “Hitler” was a colour. How many of these bags were printed before somebody noticed this error?


aqua poo mistake
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
A refreshing bottle of “Aqua Poo” to rehydrate yourself on a hot summer’s day. No thank you.


splash poop typography error
Source: http://www.thealmightyguru.com
This is, without doubt, the last thing any water park wants to have happen in their facility.


Xmas food typography mistake
Source: http://www.thealmightyguru.com
Yes, there’s a running theme here with poor font choice ruining everything from baked goods to Christmas.


cookie typography error
Source: https://imgur.com/Cy8iiJu
Hopefully this wasn’t designed by the same company that made the bag we featured earlier on.


taco typography error
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign/comments/593ke0/fart_taco/
A business that’s so honest it describes the outcome of your meal before you even get to see the menu.


coco chanel typography error
Source: http://imgur.com/l0cLx1R
We love cows, too…but we can’t see the link between our bovine buddies and Chanel products?


Professional typography and graphic design can either set you apart from the crowd, or make you a laughing stock.


Never take your graphic designer for granted.

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