They say good design is invisible. You probably will not think twice when you open most doors, but if you've ever pressed when you should have pulled, You have careless design to thank, You may also see dozens of inconspicuous signs a day – signs telling you where you're going, where you're going, where you go to the bathroom, you get the picture – but every now and then you might come across one, you do make a double setting.
Whether it's unfortunate word placement, poor font choice or ambiguous grammar, these characters fail to communicate comically.
This sign seems to have a very different meaning when read remotely.
The attempt of this watch shop to become clever with its signage.
This cryptic welcome message that does not make sense even after disassembly.
This bauble that demands misery for you.
Okay, this is a T-shirt and technically not a sign, but the boy sends him a mixed message.
This speed limit sign seems to be more concerned with overpopulation.
This 2nd birthday cake topper, which is not so child friendly from certain angles.
This bulletin campus clarifies absolutely nothing.
This window caption clearly tries to waste your time by letting you search for an acronym.
This sign, which offers good advice, would probably have used a font change.
This unknowingly unappetizing restaurant ad.
This sign should guide the traffic, which only made things worse.
PSA: Crosses look like Ts.
This could actually be a Freudian slip.
They could "hire great people," but they're not so good at designing flyers.
I should not have to turn my head to landscape mode just to read an "inspirational" quote.
When we talk about "unnecessary" quotes, they can really change the whole connotation of a sentence.
I mean, it seems legitimate?
Sometimes, however, the abused puncture works in your favor – I assume that this sign aggressively asserts that dogs are actually allowed. Yay!
At least they have "we are" and "you are" right.
Well, technically they did not claim that YOU know how to design.
There is a lot going on here and none of it works.
After all, if you can figure out what that really means, you're a certifiable genius.
Thanks, bad signage. You may have failed at your main purpose, but you are more than just balancing in the entertainment value for it.