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Design Failures That Could Use Some Work

Designing stuff is hard, and it's conducive to all kinds of design fails. If it's a sign, you have to check for embarrassing spelling mistakes. If it's a building, you have to make sure there aren't any pipes going straight through any staircases. People are pretty good at their jobs in general, but there are still a lot of impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments.

funny and dumb design failures | NOTHING IS POSSIBLE ink running out when printing poster | rail with too much space left over the ledge
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Design Failures that Were Someone's Fault

For just about any project, it can help to get a second set of eyes on the thing. Y'know, just in case there was some small, dumb design fail you could have overlooked. Something like making an entire basketball court out of sand, or having a big giant staircase that goes nowhere. There are a lot of wonderful design fails out there that could have been avoided.

Stupid and funny design failures | EMERGENCY TELEPHONE Dial 999 Coastguard, Police, Fire or Ambulance | ADULT CABARET
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Bad Choices That Resulted In Undeniable Fails

It's like a real life version of The Sims. There's no denying it; these were some bad choices that resulted in ultimate failure. Life's all about those attempts, and if you're aware enough, you learn from the mistakes that can result from said attempts. We're hoping that the masterminds behind these bad choices were able to reflect, and learn from their handful of mistakes. 

A collection of bad choices that were made, and the fails that resulted | toilet and sink attached to a walk inside a dining room complete with table and chairs
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Design Fails that Could've Been Avoided

Work is often annoying, and many of us try to get by with the minimum amount of effort. Usually, that's fine, but sometimes it can backfire in the form of design fails that were someone's one job. Frankly, it's kind of awesome when a logo accidentally looks like a butt so good work everyone, keep it up with the impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments.

Funny and stupid design fails | "gluten free" popcorn bag | Spare Ribs 2.99 DELIVERY BOY STUFFED CRUST PIZZA BASE WITH CHEESE BLEND ON TOMATO BIC CHE PIZZA FULL DELIVERY BOY STUFFED CRUST PIZZA VASE TOPPED WITH CHEESE BLEND ON TOMATO SAUCE CHEESE
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Inventions That Work Too Well to be Improved Upon

Sometimes someone comes up with a design so simple, elegant and effective that it becomes the de facto item for that use in perpetuity. It must feel good to have created something that does something the best. In the other direction, here are inventions that are now used for something other than their intended purpose.

Inventions so good they don't need to be improved | SaltyChickenDip 58.8k points 16 hours ago Paper clip. Last major patent 1880's
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Stupid, Ridiculous and Weird Design

You can't exactly blame people for trying new things, but you can if it's obviously a design fail. Every day people push the boundaries with wildly tacky shirts, deliberate stains, poor building planning, and misguided but persistent creativity. At least it seems like for most of these someone was trying something new. On the other side there are straight up stupid design fails that someone thought were fine.

ugly, strange, weird and stupid design fails | woman in a green snakeskin outfit carrying a regular purse inside a clear plastic purse | curtains that are white at the top and yellow at the bottom that look like cigarettes
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Dumb Design Fails from The Lazy and Incompetent

People are asked to make a lot of things, but sometimes we're not up to the challenge. This leads to some prime fails of people not doing their jobs correctly. Words get left off of shirts, signs stop making sense, and people start building pathways to nowhere. We're not mad, we're actually pretty stoked about it.

funny design fails in construction, products and signs | ONLY UNICS pencil case unicorn misspelling | concrete tracks above the ground floor leading to a garage door on the second floor unsafe scary wtf
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Poor Design Choices Devoid Of Common Sense

Hindsight is 20/20. These design fails are the embodiment of poor decisions that could've used a little more thought. 

A collection of design fails that missed the mark | sticker on truck car's rear windshield that says VICIOUS INC. EST 2015 but reads vicious incest
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Stupid Design Fails That Someone Thought Were Fine

And with the resounding deflating sound of a "yeah sure that'll do" a design fail is born. It's good that people build first and think later, or else there wouldn't be so many design fails that were someone's one job. Where would we be without prime fails from people not doing their jobs correctly? Well, probably in a more efficient and effective world; but it wouldn't be quite as much fun.

funny design failures | staircase without stairs very steep ramp | cupboard with the shelves blocked from opening by a wall
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Dumb Design Fails that were Someone's One Job

If you've felt like you've done a bad job with something before, don't feel bad, cause someone has most likely done worse. You probably didn't include an inconspicuous "shart" in a sign, and you probably haven't buried a fire hydrant in cement. There are too many impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments and sloppy design fails out there to even compete.

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Design Fails that were Someone's One Job

If you're a perfectionist, then it might feel like a relief that people out here are doing such unprofessional jobs of just about everything. That, or it just makes you fear for a world that's at the whims of such majestic incompetence. However you feel about it, there are still people installing utility poles in the middle of streets and designing confusing and unusable stuff every day.

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Wonderfully Incompetent Failures of Design

There wouldn't be design without a healthy number of design fails. There's people putting telephone poles in the middle of roads, goofing up headlines, photoshopping the ever-loving reality out of their ads, and making classic stupid signs. You've gotta love it when someone makes a great big sign for their local "Pubic Library." Here are some wonderfully unprofessional "not my job" moments.

Stupid design fails | w GHP ASFER AGRIVET SUPPLY ASFER AGRIVET SUPPLY MET BY: NO ENTRY ENTRANCE ONLY | electricity pole in the middle of a road
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Majestically Incompetent "Not My Job" Moments

"Hey man, they told me to paint the wall. They didn't say anything about not painting over the security camera lense." Whether it's an honest mistake, a case of neglect or straight up dumbassery, things often don't get done the way they should. Here's to the wonderfully unprofessional "not my job" moments of the world. If we're lacking one thing, it isn't finely tuned incompetence.

Stupid professional mistakes that were someone's one job | stand behind the yellow line at a train station but the line is white | firefighters water hose over train tracks
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Clothing Design Fails That Are Decidedly Unfabulous

We're not exactly in the shirt business, but some of these clothing decisions seem like they could have been prevented. For similar stuff, here are some classic translation fails that made their way onto shirts and other things. And here are some more design failures that need some help.

Stupid and dirty clothes design fails | white socks NASA NATIONAL AERONSMITH AND SPACE | red shirt under jacket that appears to say ASS ASS AHAM ASS ASS ASS
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Wonderfully Unprofessional "Not My Job" Moments

When people decide a particular task is above or below their pay grade or not their responsibility, you get some interesting moments out of the deal. You get manholes in sandboxes, completely unusable fans, and newspaper headlines like "Headline Goes Here." It's like people are built to fail at their one job and create some masterful design failures.

Improperly installed things and badly done jobs | painting white road markings over a dead squid lying on the ground | pillar with a piece carved out of it to allow a ceiling fan to rotate through it
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Weird and Dumb Design Fails That Don't Make The Cut

No matter how you slice it, there will always be people and things failing at their one job. And we're glad that people's constant design fails give us a world full of shirts, signs and products featuring nonsensical ramblings and accidental filthy creepiness .

Funny, stupid, creepy and dirty design fails | family tree arranged so that a brother and sister produce a dog offspring | shirt that says the 7th annual capital jazz jizz fest
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