Tuesday, 29 August 2017

40 Logo Design Failures That Somehow Made It To Production

All marketers and graphic designers know that when it comes to corporate communication, a good logo design is one of the most important tools. It doesn’t just provide an easy way to recognize the identity of your business, but also allows your audience to know who you are and what your business is related to. These are the main reasons for which every company should consider investing in creating at least a good logo, if not a memorable one.

However, before doing this, it’s important to know the most important criteria that make a logo effective. The first features consist in recognition and memorizing. This means that a good logo design can immediately “grab” the viewers’ attention and when they see it, they will associate it with your company.

Anyway, if you managed to catch the viewers’ eyes, it doesn’t necessarily mean you did it in a good way. There might always be a hidden something or some sexual-related design you cannot see at first glance.

Below is a list of Top 40 logo design failures that probably didn’t look so bad at first sight and somehow, made into production. 

A style

Wow, I wonder what you could imagine while watching the letter A form of this logo. Definitely a bad logo example.

Comprehensive Health Care

I think we just saw this home while it was taking its chlotes of. Shame on us.

London Olympics 2012

Well, when you see this logo, it’s hard to ignore the little girl behind the computer. Maybe she could try a better version?

Aldershot & Farnborough Twins & Triplets Club

I don’t  know what’s happening with the logos for this kind of organizations, but…Once again we have a child being placed in a position that just screams inappropriate.

Office of Government Commerce

I don’t know exactly how people feel that government organizations could take more care of people, but I hope this logo doesn’t illustrate this. Sometimes you need to shift your view to realize the error.

Take a look at the vertical version….

Dough Boys

With a logo like that, would you really want to get food from there?


Man, what is it with satellite TV and awful logos? SatAn is a devilish German brand of satellite dishes. Maybe they would know something?


Believe it or not, Locum is a Swedish property management company. Would you trust to deal with them for your real estate?

Kostelecké Uzeniny

This is the logo for the Czech sausage company Kostelecké Uzeniny. I’m sure their products are tasty, but..maybe. just maybe, it could find other ways to advertise sausages?

Sherwin Williams

Apparently, Sherwin Williams wanted to cover the world in blood-red paint. The sinister “cover the earth” logo was adopted in 1906 and it’s unbelievable they have kept this unfortunate logo for more than a century.

The Computer Doctors

Maybe they are doctors… Maybe they are good in what they are doing, but seeing this logo, I know one thing: I don’t want them anywhere near my computer.

Institute of Oriental Studies

Maybe if it’s seen from the other angle, this logo looks better. Or not. I just hope no child is allowed in there.

Taylor Pork Roll

Definetly not the best way to illustrate pork rolls.


Except for the majormigrane this logo gave me, I actually kind of like it. It’s diffrent I guess.

National Reconnaissance Office Nrol- 39

I don’t know what you think, but the spy agency’s logo looks pretty phenomenally horrible with an octopus sucking the face of North America off. And the best thing? Someone paid for it and it’s being used to spy on you.

Chinese Iconography

I don’t care what the Chinese letters are saying, but there are no words for describing this disgusting image


Even if the hourglass is an interesting idea, the Wikileaks’s logo is even more awkward than the Sherman Wiliam’s logo that covers the world with red paint. Needs improvement I would say.


I hope they don’t make the ice cream hot and fresh at the same time!

Bureau of Health Promotions

I wonder what kind of health services they are trying to promote here. Maybe a healthy increasing birth rate? Do they need a “bureau” for this???


I like these guys! At least they are sincere! By seeing Pepsi’s logo, no one can accuse the company of false advertising! The company shows what the effects can be if the people drink their soda. 🙂

Kudawara Pharmacy

I wonder what kind of pharmaceutical products are selling in there

Fully Erect Dome Tents

It seems someone is really excited about going camping.

Pepsi Max

I’m not sure what drinking Pepsi Max is supposed to do for you, but based on what the “X” letter looks like, maybe some people should stay away from it :).


This is a classic example of when redesigning a logo, taking things away without paying too much attention to detail, can and will lead to bad results. Always.

Clinica Dental

In my humble opinion, you might get more than just simple cleaning services for your teeth, according to their logo design.

Click Lovers

Click… Definitely, click. This is another great example of the importance of letter spacing, especially in logo design.


If someone is wondering what’s the name of the company… Well.. it’s WONKY. Just to be clear and not to understand something else.

Islamic Understanding Institute

I don’t know exactly what was in the designer’s mind, but I’m sure this logo doesn’t have anything with the Institute it has been created for. Or with the understanding of their religion…

TGV Logo: Snail

Flip it upside down and you’ll get a snail. By the way, TGV is France’s high-speed rail service, and “TGV” is an abbreviation for “Train à Grande Vitesse”, meaning high-speed train in French.




I am very curious to find out if this accidentally NSFW giant waggling ..buttermilk logo from Tesco… is really selling Buttermilk to anyone.

Ilkadim Sünnet

Frowning face or a spider watched from the front. Or o schematic position… I just let your imagination work. Period.

K9 Compassion Foundation

K9 Compassion Foundation is a non-profit organization having as the main goal to get every dog home. Unfortunately, their logo is far, far away from conveying their message. I hope they do a better work with pet adoption.

Hip Hop for HIV

A hip hop concert for educating the young about HIV realities was an awesome idea. The logo that advertises the event is bloody awful.

Labyrinth Coffee House

This logo was probably designed in a coffee house. One of those from Amsterdam if you know what I’m talking about.

Alternate Escapes

This logo is for a recreation center, where people should feel good and enjoy…. Maybe in the twilight zone.

Trashy Roots Salon and Spa

This is the logo for a full-service studio specialized in precision and curly women’s haircuts. Does anyone see the irony here?

Marple Syrup

Congrats to the state of Vermont for celebrating one of their greatest exports with a logo of a man peeing in a trash basket.

Junior Jazz Dance Classes

Should be a logo or an optical illusion? If you see a pair of breasts here, you might have a dirty mind…

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3 Working Methods to Create a Beautiful and Fast Loading Website

Did you know that there are currently over a billion active websites and blogs on the internet today? It’s true! When they say “active”, that means they are actually live and producing content. If you were to take a count of every website, blog, forum and info source online, you would quickly find yourself counting into the several billion.

With all of this in mind, it’s important to make sure that your website not only provides value but also is quite beautiful in comparison to other sites out there. It’s not enough to simply go live with a site and offer content to your audience, you also need to make sure your site stands out from the crowd. At the same time, it’s also extremely important to make sure your site loads fast and fully accessible across all viewing devices.

To help with this process, we are going to cover three working methods that will keep your site looking great, loading fast and accessible by all audiences. If you haven’t already, be sure to implement these quick methods and tips into your website or blog today.

Go with a Premium or Custom WordPress Theme

About a decade ago, if you wanted to create a website you would have had to hire a designer, choose from an HTML template and also learn how to upload your content through FTP. Now it’s a completely different ball game thanks to WordPress and it’s amazing free CMS platform. Not only is WordPress now powering a great majority of sites on the internet today, it’s also making the process of site design, customization and user experience a whole lot easier.

If you’ve ever come across a website or blog and you weren’t sure if it was running WordPress or not, you can use the “What WordPress Theme is That?” tool to find out. This free tool will not only let you know if the site is running WordPress, it will also let you know if the design theme is available for download/purchase, or custom. When it comes to creating a beautiful WordPress site, you have three different options, which are:

  1. Free WordPress Theme – The WordPress theme directory has hundreds of thousands of free themes to choose from. While they are free and most are decent, it is recommended to stay away from free themes, as they don’t offer the safety or support that a premium or custom theme offers.
  2. Premium WordPress Theme – Premium WordPress themes are definitely worth considering, as they are usually built by legitimate design companies and often updates with changes in the online environment and WP upgrades. Another benefit to premium themes is that they are usually quite cost effective, mostly in the $39 to $79 range.
  3. Custom WordPress Theme – The ultimate way to have your site designed by a professional WordPress designer. This will allow you to have complete control and customization over your site. The only downside is that completely custom WP themes can cost into the several thousands of dollars, and it’s also tough to find really good designers.

With all of this in mind, WordPress is definitely the way to go if you want to create a beautiful site that stands out from the crowd. When it comes to price and selection, I recommend going with a premium theme that matches what you are looking for, then hiring a designer/coder with any minor customizations you might have in mind.

Find a Great Web Host and Connect with a CDN Provider

Every website needs to have a web host to make their content and site accessible across the world. Just like all web sites aren’t the same, neither are the web hosting providers or the plans they offer. Shared hosting is one of the most common and affordable hosting plans out there, but it’s probably not recommended if you have a business site or one that generates money. The reason for this is that your site is going to be thrown onto a server with potentially hundreds or even thousands of other sites — hence, why these plans are so cheap.

A better option is to go with a dedicated hosting plan and to also get setup with a CDN (content delivery network) provider to help with the loading time and performance of your site.

The way a CDN works with your site is quite simple. Instead of your site content always loading from the same server at just one location in the world, a CDN will load your site content from servers around the world (using the closest server locations to the actual visitors on your site). This helps with the overall performance, bandwidth and caching of your site.

When it comes to the benefits of using a CDN, there are plenty.

  • Dynamic caching technology based on machine learning
  • Reliable, self-healing mesh network topology
  • Peered, Tier 1 transit system for optimal coverage
  • Extensive cache control options
  • Instant cache purge and cache rule propagation
  • Security and bot management features

So the next time you hear about the benefits of using a CDN provider, don’t just think about how it can help make your site load faster. There are also many other components that go into the overall performance and speed of your site.

Have a Responsive Theme and Confirm Your Site is Mobile Optimized

We all know the importance of mobile marketing and users accessing our websites and blogs through their favorite mobile devices, yet why are so many site owners still negligent towards making sure their sites are mobile responsive. WordPress out of the box is a huge advancement and time saver over having a site built with HTML or a custom design, but there are still other ways to make sure your viewers are always accessing your site in the best way possible.

First thing first, head over to Google and make sure your site is mobile optimized through their free site checker. If they confirm all is good, then we are off to a good start!

The next thing you will want to do is actually visit your site on your own mobile device to see how it looks. Just because Google says your site is optimized for mobile, it doesn’t necessarily mean it looks good or is shown how you want it. To improve the look and feel of your site on mobile, there are plenty of WordPress plugins you can use to customize the desktop vs. mobile look and feel of your site. Be sure to play around with such plugins and customization until you get the perfect look for your site across both browsing methods.

Your Site is 1 in a Billion-Plus!

Even though your website or blog is in competition with more than a billion active sites on the internet today, it’s still extremely important to you and all the visitors you already have. With this in mind, be sure to treat your site with all of the attention and care it needs. By implementing these simple site building and performance tips into your site, you will get that extra leg up on the competition while also giving your audience a better site experience in the process.

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