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These Poorly Designed Signs Are More Confusing Than Helpful (25 Pics)

We’ve seen a lot of crappy designs but these signs are so poorly designed, they’re actually hilarious. A good sign should convey a clear message to the person reading it. It should be easy to understand and designed in such a way that makes it obvious.

Take the stop sign, for example. It’s universally recognizable and sends a clear message. Unlike these poorly designed signs that people are sharing online.


1. “A beautiful image of a panda on this sign”

The-one-true-hobbit

2. “Just watched a guy go into the wrong bathroom at Toronto Pearson Airport. He was looking at the top sign.”

AdmHornblower

3. “It’s Pretty Good Advice”

Orange-Crocs

4. “This new wall art in my office.”

Bitemarkz

5. “Trying to figure out what this sign means for the past 5 years”

6. “You’re gonna pay for that free coffee, aren’t you?”

GallowPlaceholder

7. “I mean it’s self-explanatory and they failed.”

kianrio

8. “Should PROBABLY put a little more emphasis on the apostrophe.”

TankRizzo

9. “I guess my world history class skipped quite a bit”

not2useful

10. “This sign at the Akron Zoo looks like a man peeing in his own face.”

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11. “Actually, on second thought, I’m not so hungry”

Quillford

12. “EXPERIENCE”

lilyber

13. “I think it’s supposed to be an oyster – they were all over the bathroom”

molybdenum99

14. “I’ve been going past this sign for at least 5 years and have yet to figure out its meaning”

RadRacer203

15. “At first glance, the white lettering on this Pride poster at my high school blends in with the yellow background. Changes the meaning drastically.”

DJSalmonsloth

16. “Bathroom signs at an Indian restaurant in Madrid”

the_lastone_left

17. “This acronym for some student association plastered all over the college”

VerifiedMadgod

18. “low sodium”

hellfire_kit

19. “They just don’t go together.”

terbiun

20. “The ‘S’ is a little hard to see from a distance”

kijoja

21. “I’d like to eat here. Unsure when is ok.”

HEROnymous_Rex

22. “Welcome Shorpers”

directtides72

23. “This Sign SMNOKINOG”

proletariat138

24. “The marketing for the local newspaper doesn’t quite understand the idiom.”

TheRunAndG0

25. “So which way is room 10?”

The___Fish

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