20+ Designers Who Must Have Done Their Job in a Hurry

11 months ago

A deadline is one of the things that can motivate a designer to finish what they started. However, it feels like there is never enough time for some people to get their work done. When this happens, epic fails come to life that are inconvenient, silly, and totally hilarious.

A slight design error

My National Geographic magazine that warns about the danger of plastic bags comes inside a plastic bag, that is inside a plastic bag.

How did this even get into production?

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

The “DESIGN” school I graduated from sent this postcard out.

When life gives you lemons...

Wouldn’t want to mistake this for actual cereal.

This is not a crime scene, this is a hospital hallway.

“Free of artificial dyes!”

Never open the door before checking the peephole.

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

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

Soup package design that looks like feminine hygiene product packaging? Sure, why not.

“This nearly gave me a heart attack when I first glanced down.”

This is why you need to consult women before producing anything.

“You’re gonna pay for that free coffee, aren’t you?”

The reduce volume button

Who messed up the counter?

Should it be an “A” or an “I”?

Push and pull doors at The Sliding Door Company

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

“Whose idea was it to put the floor numbers in alphabetical order?”

This cheerful light switch for a kid’s room

The producer of these napkins didn’t really think through the design.

Not sure how to answer this question.

Have you ever found a hilarious example of a design fail? What was it? Let’s share our funny stories in the comment section!

Please note: This article was updated in January 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit CosmeBuzzanito / reddit


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