Cringe! Disastrous designs that show marketing can REALLY be wrong

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Cringe! Disastrous designs that show marketing can REALLY be wrong – from cannibalistic menu to ‘mouldy’ looking bread

  • US site Bored Panda has rounded up some of the most cringe-worthy designs
  • From a penis-shaped swimming pool to a gardening tool named after Covid-19
  • An American Baptist Church was in poor taste with its advertising

Marketing can be a tricky business, and sometimes what seemed like a great idea ten years ago can age badly.

These disastrous ideas are less grandiose designs and more disastrous designs, proving that advertisers aren’t always successful.

People around the world have shared the hilarious designs that show just how wrong it can get – with the US viral gallery site bored panda rounding up some of the most shocking.

From a crown-themed garden tool that “comes back season after season” to a graphic swimming pool, some of these ideas haven’t been well thought out.

Here are Femail’s top picks of bad designs…

We would, but we don’t think they taste very nice! This American restaurant has an unfortunate menu placement, either that or an unfortunate menu. . . .

We bet these students looked back with bitter irony: that graduation calendar in the United States hasn't aged well, but that wasn't entirely wrong...

We bet these students looked back with bitter irony: that graduation calendar in the United States hasn’t aged well, but that wasn’t entirely wrong…

This image, from the UK, shows an unfortunate cloud design that ended up tricking the customer into thinking their bread was covered in mold

This image, from the UK, shows an unfortunate cloud design that ended up tricking the customer into thinking their bread was covered in mold

The guy at BJ, for all your landscaping needs... This photo, taken in the UK, shows the unfortunate initials of a local gardening business

The guy at BJ, for all your landscaping needs… This photo, taken in the UK, shows the unfortunate initials of a local gardening business

Worst kids' party ever: This American party company probably has nothing to do with male stripping - but the moniker was claimed by Channing Tatum and his dancing troupe

Worst kids’ party ever: This American party company probably has nothing to do with male stripping – but the moniker was claimed by Channing Tatum and his dancing troupe

These leggings may be marketed as

These leggings may be marketed as “wiener dog appreciation” pants, but some social media users couldn’t help but point out that the illustration looked a bit crude.

This American brand hasn't aged very well, and it's true - corona comes back season after season...

This American brand hasn’t aged very well, and it’s true – corona comes back season after season…

Signage at this massage parlor, USA, could be a little clearer with details on back and foot rubs

Signage at this massage parlor, USA, could be a little clearer with details on back and foot rubs

This Probably Intentional Brand Name for an American Peanut Butter Company Doesn't Look Appetizing When You Look at the Color

This Probably Intentional Brand Name for an American Peanut Butter Company Doesn’t Look Appetizing When You Look at the Color

A church appeared to approach marketing its services with an unusual tactic of showing a child covered in kisses

A church appeared to approach marketing its services with an unusual tactic of showing a child covered in kisses

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