We come across so many human-made things in our day to day experience that we hardly notice how they’re designed or how they’re functioning.
The only time they really catch our attention is when they’re totally and obviously broken. But then there are the more subtle moments when we stop and say to ourselves, “Hold on. This is wrong. This is MADE wrong. Why would any human person make something so wrong in this way?” Then we just stare at it and contemplate until we achieve enlightenment.
Find your confused zen with these ten brilliant examples of design done very, very wrong.
10. A captain goes down with his ship
I’m not sure he was qualified for this job.
9. Get a broom
I’m really swept away by this design.
8. No butts about it
When that toilet paper shortage truly gets out of hand.
7. Give it 300%
You’re really going above and beyond the rules of math there, jacket.
6. Something’s missing here
Sort of a niche market for this day and age, wouldn’t you say?
5. Faith restored
Could God make a bumper sticker so confusing that he himself couldn’t read it?
4. Open ope nope
Me when there’s a wasp in my general vicinity.
3. Eat fat
It’s like an alter to my gluttony. I’ll take five.
2. Back it in
I feel like I’m staring directly into a nightmare.
1. Sudden drop
In Russia, slide goes down you!
I don’t claim to be any kind of design expert, but the fact that these things ever made it to market probably means there are least ten someones how there who need to be fired.
What’s the weirdest design choice you’ve seen lately?
Tell us in the comments.