15 Logo Design Fails
A quick look at the 15 worst corporate logo fails of all time, as reported by Business Insider:
1. London 2012 Logo
When London unveiled its £400,000 2012 logo design, the masses were unimpressed.
Some claimed that it looked like “some sort of comical sex act between The Simpsons.” (Note the figure resembling Lisa Simpson).
On the flip-side, Iran threatened to boycott the Olympics since they believed the logo spelled out “Zion.”Others opined that the logo resembled a swastika.
Pick your poison, but the logo seemed to be a resounding fail.
2. Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission
Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission
This was the 1973 logo for the Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission.
3. Sherwin Williams
Coca-Cola wanted to teach the world to sing.
Apparently Sherwin Williams wanted to cover the world in blood-red paint.
The sinister “cover the earth” logo was adopted in 1906.
4. Vermont Maple Syrup
I never quite realized just how much the state of Vermont looks like a side profile of someone’s legs and hindquarters until I saw the logo for the state’s maple syrup offerings.
5. Kudawara Pharmacy
This is the logo once used by a Japanese pharmacy called Kudawara. It was supposed to be the letter K, but all we can make out is two stick figures.
Believe it or not, Locum is a Swedish property management company.
Gotta love the language barrier.
7. Mama’s Baking
Mama’s Baking is a cafe in Greece with a major Oedipus complex.
Proper punctuation should always be encouraged.
9. The Computer Doctors
The Computer Doctors claim to fix your computer.
You have to go somewhere else to fix your leaky genitalia.
11. Junior Jazz Dance Class
Focus on the dancing children to see what makes the logo inappropriate.
Satellite guy is just too happy to be holding an antenna…
A-Style very intentionally created this dirty (read: buzz worthy) design.
In fact, the logo even came before the product did. After the logo became a guerrilla marketing success, the company began selling T-shirts.
14. Arlington Pediatric Center
Okay, who’s approving these logos?
15. Sun Rise Sushi
The product is, well, less serene.