50 Times People Encountered Such Crappy Designs, They Just Had To Share

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.

When you’re done, have a look through Bored Panda’s earlier posts about the Crappy Design community herehere, and here.

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itsodarkdownhere Report644pointsPOST

Fernleaf65052 days ago

“how to get past??? howww???????”147ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

2 Butts 1 Plant

2 Butts 1 Plant

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Raine Soo2 days ago(edited)

I needed to take a moment to realize that those are the palms of a person’s hands.326ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

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UncleRussian2 days ago

I mean to be honest this looks close enough. It’s a movie, unless there are doctors watching nobody will know the difference107ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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 

Idk I’m European

Idk I'm European

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Raine Soo2 days ago

Those who can’t afford health care in the US will be driven to suicide. So sad…112ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 

That’s Not How It Works

That's Not How It Works

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BorPand82 days ago

That’s why incest is bad.326ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

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Olivier Caissy2 days ago

Well a captain is supposed to go down with his ship.157ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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 

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

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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John Smith2 days ago

Now that’s unfortunate.164ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

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Raine Soo2 days ago

The thought of running into people who looked like that would keep me at home…permanently.154ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

Fail

Fail

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UncleRussian2 days ago

AND ON THE 8TH DAY THE LORD SAYETH156ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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 

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

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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Nash Nopper2 days ago

WAIT… WHAT!128ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#11 

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

SirLCF Report387pointsPOST

UncleRussian2 days ago

But… This…Can’t… My life is a lie…147ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

This Isn’t Even My Final Form

This Isn't Even My Final Form

NationalOrganizationOfMenAgainstAmazonianMasterhood Report384pointsPOST

UncleRussian2 days ago

John Cena?105ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

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

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

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Iggy2 days ago

That’s if anyone can find it!312ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#14 

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

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

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Raine Soo2 days ago

I’ll just burn through my money, thanks.119ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

We Cut Kids

We Cut Kids

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SanchaTheSeeker2 days ago

His expression shows it130ReplyView more comments#16 

Stay Home!

Stay Home!

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chi-wei shen2 days ago

Those who are will stay the same.98ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

This Bath Bomb’s Final Color

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

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Kisses4Katie2 days ago

They call it Golden Shower.231ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

This Graph

This Graph

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Zenozenobee2 days ago

Is it for a Stroop test?71ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#19 

Social “Distancing”

Social “Distancing”

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Amy Pattie2 days ago

That’s not how that works…163ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

Wow! What A Bargain!

Wow! What A Bargain!

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White Wolf2 days ago

Thanks, I got mine for free.349ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

Blobfish Supra

Blobfish Supra

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guy greej2 days ago

These only appear weird due to different waterpressure in the deep where they are designed to operate from. In their natural habitat it’s a normal looking car. Only bloats on the surface when exposed to less pressure than they are supposed to exist in179ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#22 

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

I Can't Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

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UncleRussian2 days ago

Word of the day: irony116ReplyView more comments#23 

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

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Simba2 days ago

Which one to press for level 17?153ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#24 

Accidental Venn Diagram

Accidental Venn Diagram

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Raine Soo2 days ago(edited)

LOL Our values barely overlap trust, partnership, innovation, and performance. We’re just a bunch of lying, backstabbing, shortsighted never do wells.127ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

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Raine Soo2 days ago

How about a peeing for distance contest?46ReplyView more comments#26 

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

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Raine Soo2 days ago

Get ’em before they become a nuisance.116ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

No Broken Legs I Know Of

No Broken Legs I Know Of

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chi-wei shen2 days ago

In many countries local building codes would outlaw something like this.115ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#28 

We Don’t Need That Corner, I Guess…

We Don't Need That Corner, I Guess...

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Natalie Bohrteller2 days ago

When you order your basketball court on Wish.207ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

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

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

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Gin2 days ago

Layer 1: 70% polyester + 30% polyurethane; Layer 2: 56% polyester + 44% viscose; Layer 3: 100% polyester.170ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#30 

Complex Oral Care

Complex Oral Care

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Raine Soo2 days ago(edited)

How come no one said anything before it became a sign? Or am I the only one with my mind in the gutter?152ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#31 

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

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

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UncleRussian2 days ago

Hey at least the ambulance is already there150ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#32 

This “Muddy Waters” Poop Dress I Found On Depop

This "Muddy Waters" Poop Dress I Found On Depop

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Zenozenobee2 days ago

Perfect for a “I crawled out from my grave” look.183ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#33 

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

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

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Zenozenobee2 days ago

Ok… this is either to discourage clients to use the toilets so that you don’t have to spend money cleaning them, either to not spend money cleaning the toilets because the clients won’t see the difference.78ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#34 

These Bathroom Stalls

These Bathroom Stalls

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Evelína Zlá2 days ago

The see through glass is bad but what about the lack of space for your legs… and other parts of the body… like face. It will be sooo close… most likely pushed against the glass.83ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#35 

No Entry, Entrance Only

No Entry, Entrance Only

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UncleRussian2 days ago

Schrödinger’s Gate155ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#36 

A Leaflet I Found In Work

A Leaflet I Found In Work

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Kisses4Katie2 days ago

Maybe her husband passed and left her a big life insurance.144ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#37 

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

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renee brack2 days ago

If those windows were centred on that fairly ugly building it would cease to be art and look like a prison.72ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#38 

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

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

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Raine Soo2 days ago

This is making my head hurt.82ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#39 

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today…

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today...

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UncleRussian2 days ago

And here we see the prime example of “this ain’t my job”94ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#40 

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

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chi-wei shen2 days ago

It’s looking sad.61ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#41 

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

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

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Raine Soo2 days ago

I’ll cause an accident, but that’s okay. I’m all relaxed due to my massage.99ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#42 

You Had Me At Hell!

You Had Me At Hell!

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Raine Soo2 days ago

Well, that’s one place to meet people.75ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#43 

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

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UncleRussian2 days ago

It’ll get 5 seconds or solar light at dawn. Eventually it’ll work42ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#44 

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

thetremba Report210pointsPOST

Daria Z2 days ago

Because the picture obviously looks better with Keanu 🙂103ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#45 

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

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UncleRussian2 days ago

I am at least thankful they aren’t ripped53ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#46 

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

The Braille On The "Alarm" And "Stop" Button On This Bus Are The Same

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White Wolf2 days ago

In all fairness, doesn’t really matter which one you push, the driver will stop.80ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#47 

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

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Scagsy2 days ago

Is that a stone d**k in the background? Town planners are on meth here.47ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#48 

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

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AnaV.2 days ago

Why??93ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#49 

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

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Olivier Caissy2 days ago

Drunk test is drunk.86ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#50 

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

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

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Joseph Karthic2 days ago(edited)

just install “ublock origin” browser extension and almost all ads on the internet will be blocked including youtube…78ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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Jonas is a Bored Panda writer who previously worked as a world news journalist elsewhere. After getting his bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of Manchester, he returned home and graduated from Vilnius University with a master’s degree in Comparative Politics. Jonas enjoys writing articles ranging from serious topics like politics and social issues to more lighthearted things like art, pop culture, and nature. In his spare time, Jonas writes books and short stories and likes to draw lighthearted illustrations. A huge fan of literature, films, philosophy, and tabletop games, he also has a special place in his heart for anything related to fantasy or science fiction. Read more »

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