“Whoever Designed This Logo Made A Terrible Mistake”: 47 Logo Design Fails That Beg The Question Of How They Got Through Marketing Unnoticed

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How many times, looking, for example, at the logos of Nike, Adidas or Apple, have we asked ourselves just one question: “Well, couldn’t we have drawn such a simple logo ourselves?” If yes, then let’s move on reading. If not, we still move on. How many times have we read the news that some famous design studio redesigned the next big corporate logo for a check with an obscene number of zeros, and in the end just made the font thinner or simply reduced the distance between some details?

And so, every time we read such news, we come across dozens, if not hundreds of comments that the designers simply scammed their clients for money, but actually nothing in the logo has changed. In fact, as is often the case, things are not so clear cut.

Firstly, the famous swoosh was most likely a manifestation of spontaneous genius insight (for which, however, they paid only 35 bucks), and the original version of the Apple logo was complex, artsy and as old-school as possible. Secondly, any change in the logo in a large company is preceded by a long and thorough marketing analysis. Yes, sometimes it turns out a complete fail, as was the case with the 2012 Summer Olympics logo, but more often than not, the idea of saving on logo design doesn’t justify itself at all.

Do you want proof? Voila! As many as 47 examples collected by Bored Panda, when the designer just drew something, the marketing manager was either absent or did not think at all, and the boss approved the logo without looking. And the result is what we have – this incredible selection of logos from around the world, on the one hand, beautiful and stylish – but completely inappropriate, you just have to look at it from a different angle. So please feel free to think different, as Steve Jobs once urged us, scroll this selection to the very end, and just enjoy these absolute masterpieces of human short-sightedness.

#1 Now That’s Just A Bad Logo. Period

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#2 This Catholic School Logo

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#3 This Medical Centre’s Logo Is A Flat Line

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#4 The Logo For This Spicy Apple Jelly

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#5 Girls’ Water Polo Team Logo

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#6 Not The Greatest Logo

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#7 Whoever Designed This Logo Made A Terrible Mistake

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#8 My Son Who Just Started To Read, “Hell Baby. Hell Baby. Hell Baby!!!”

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#9 This Restaurant’s Logo That Looks Like A Health Grade

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#10 Unfortunate Door/Logo Placement On This Plane

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#11 This Yogurt Using Biohazards Symbol As Its Logo

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#12 A “Cheerleading” Logo In A Town Close To Me

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#13 It Really Feels Like The Packers Logo Could Have Replaced A Different Letter Here…

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#14 Design Of The Bottle And Logo Looks Way To Close To A Sunny D Like Drink. If A Kid Couldn’t Read This Would Go Bad

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#15 An Unfortunate Logo For A Fitness Center

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#16 Designer: Can You Describe The Logo You’d Like? Client: It Should Have A Leaky Pipe. But Instead Of Fixing It, Our Plumber Just Puts His Finger In There. And Btw, It Should Still Leak After He Does That

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#17 We’re Going To Contact Them With A New Logo Hopefully

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#18 This Company’s Logo Looks Like Somebody Got Pulled Into A Lathe

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#19 I Love Drinking Kids Too!

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#20 A Clothing Tag With Unfortunate Logo Design

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#21 Was Stuck Behind This Unfortunate Logo Today

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#22 The Flip Zone Has A Rule Of “No Backflips” When There Is Literally A Guy Backflipping In The Logo

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#23 Prizes On Offer At The Clinic

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#24 Ride On Spac Eship

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#25 They Really Need A New Logo

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#26 This Logo Of A Turkish Water Brand

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#27 Welcome To Devil’s… Alvoole? Elvccle? (Advocate). I Like The Idea, But The Execution Is Not The Best

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#28 The Tim H*e Use – Supposed To Read ‘The Time House’

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#29 This Logo Of A Company In My City

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#30 Just Another Restaraunt Logo That Was Edgy And Cool In Someone’s Head. Spotted Near My Gym, Midtown Manhattan

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#31 3lje Or Blue?

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#32 The Second Line Of This Logo Did Not Age Well

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#33 Found At The Austin Airport – It’s Texas Like!

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#34 This Pub Is Supposed To Be Called “Bunch Of Grapes” And I Saw This Unreadable Logo And Asked My Mate “How Far Is The Pub Then?”

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#35 This Logo For “Old Town North”

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#36 Chonoo Zendle Noodle Bar

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#37 This Horrific Cafe Logo

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#38 They Didn’t Think Their Logo Design Through Too Well

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#39 This Sign In The Office Building Where I’m Attending Training

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#40 Ole Let Y, No Matter How I Read This I Will Always Have Questions

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#41 Saw This At My Local Heb. It’s Supposed To Say “Frescura” (Freshness)

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#42 Ke Lebab. Restaurant In Stockholm

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#43 The Actual Logo Of A School Near Me

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#44 Jingleheimer Junction, Cartridges For Kids Logo

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#45 There Is An Extra “R”, Normal Name Is Chuck Burger

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#46 Such A Unique And Original Logo Design

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#47 The Logo On My Jacket’s Tag… How Am I Supposed To Read This?

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#48 Magicd Nuts For Sale

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