Some people have a real knack for creativity, and when it comes to design it’s always best to let the professionals do their work – or things can go badly wrong.
From unfortunately placed newspaper adverts, to a motivational poster for graduates showing a woman walking towards her future – along a train track – the only merit is that they will at least make you smile.
While some designers made bold statements – with a dentist waiting room shaped like teeth – others were plain dangerous, such as a cycling lane with trees and poles scattered throughout.
Fancy a cuppa? Drinking out of this mug with cute animal ears may leave you at risk of a serious eye injury
Disaster waiting to happen: Placing a bin in a stall next to a urinal is surely a recipe for disasters, especially if someone’s had a few drinks
Enough to make you feel seasick! The tiles in this bathroom are rather confusing, and the wavy mirror certainly doesn’t help either
This very unfortunate straw placement transforms an innocent grape juice into something much darker
Should have thought it through! Nobody wants to wash up in a dirty sink, but this one is perfectly clean, with a rather unfortunate pattern
This sign would have been perfectly fine if someone had listened in on the punctuation lesson in English class
‘Great!’ This PayPal bot means well, but should curb its enthusiasm or risk annoying a few clients
There’s nothing wrong with this ad in a parenting magazine, but things go downhill when you turn the page
Don’t walk into the light! Showing this graduate walking down a train track was perhaps not the best choice of landscape for an inspirational card
Brace yourself! Going to the dentist is scary enough, even when you don’t have to step into a terrifying cavernous mouth
My, how you’ve grown! This poster was meant to illustrate that the tiger cub is now all grown up, but gave the unfortunate impression that he’d eaten his former human pal
We can’t wrap our heads around the reason why the fridge is standing on its own in this open-plan kitchen
These were designed to keep bikes away from the pavement, but you can clearly see that riders have just used the path on the left instead
Doomed friendship. The pieces of this BBF necklace don’t fit, so it’s probably best saved for someone who you don’t really like
Thanks, but we’ll take the next bus! The ad placement on the back of this vehicle might just put off a lot of passengers
Bike lanes are designed to make cyclists’ lives easier and safer, but the planners didn’t seem to be thinking this one through
If only oranges had some type of natural packaging that would mean they don’t need to be wrapped up n a layer of plastic…