18 Examples Of Bad Company Logo Design

Updated: June 14, 2016 / Home » Creative, Art, Web and Design

Logo should be simple, not loud and most important of all, it must be easily recognized. Perhaps the best logo is the one where it has the ability to capture a person’s emotion. Without further ado, here are 18 badly design logos.

wrong bad design logo

1 – Dick Busch Architects

Dick Busch Architects, with a name like this, it is advisable to avoid logos that resemble a dick. Perhaps the architect (or the graphic designer) thought there is no such thing as bad publicity as long as it is free. One thing for sure, everyone in the construction industry will know these architects. Whether they will be taken seriously is a different issue.

dick busch architect logo

2 – Kudawara Pharmacy

This pharmacy in Japan says it all, use your imagination.

obscene kudarawa pharmacy

3 – Cyrenian House

Cyrenian House is a not-for-profit non-government organisation that has been operating within the alcohol and other drug treatment sector since 1981. Depending on your interpretation, it can be viewed as a person breaking out from a box or someone leaping to their death.

cyrenian house

4 – Arlington Pediatric Center

Arlington Pediatric Center redesigned their logo after receiving bad publicity over the previous logo as shown below. Their mission is to provide a Medical Home offering family-centered care in a culturally-sensitive environment, unfortunately, the logo is somewhat subjective and if viewed from a dirty mind, it resemble something nasty.

Arlington Pediatric Center Logo bad

5 – Junior Jazz Dance Class

This is a very good example of a badly designed logo, rule number 1 in design – always asking for a second opinion. Sometimes when we are so into something, we become delusional, therefore not being able to see the other side of something. Anyway, almost half of all people will first see a naked woman’s torso here. What was supposed to be 2 person dancing turns into a nightmare for the dancing class.

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junior jazz dance classes bad design

6 – Pepsi

It is supposed to resemble a person’s mouth burping after drinking Pepsi. It is not exactly a bad logo, but they way some people sees it is equally important. The last message Pepsi wants to convey to the general public is associating their drinks with obesity.

pepsi logo failed

7 – Instituto de Estudos Orientais

Supposedly a simple logo that portrays an Asian building with the rising sun behind it. The institute is about oriental studies, possibly about Japanese language and culture. The curve roof somehow distorted the whole image, it is rather ironic since curve roofs are not a feature in Japanese architecture, they are mostly straight pitch roof. Use your imagination.

logo design wrong

8 – Market Place & Cafe

I wonder what do they server in the cafe? Please cum in.

chef logo dick

9 – Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission

Designed in the 70’s, before the scandal on Catholic priest abusing little boys gained momentum. Back in the good old days, it even won an award from the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles.

logo fail catholic priest

10 – Office of Government Commerce

The OGC website no longer exists, but whatever appears on the internet stays on the internet forever. Silence is gold, words are silver. This must be the most silver-ish logo ever, when tilted 90 degrees, it resembles an action by a male person.

ogc office goverment commerce

11 – Kids Exchange

Sometimes all cap fonts doesn’t work, is it KidsExchange or KidSexChange? Some words are more prominent and sensitive to us, such as free, best, win, and etc. Those are what we called eye catching words and can be detected by our brain instantly.

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kidsexchange kids exchange

12 – A-Style

This may be a badly designed logo from a long term point of view, but to gain publicity, we believe it was intentionally designed to be in such a controversy way. The A-Style logo appears in the public before the launch of the clothing line. The yellow sticker with the logo started to appear in various cities around the world, this subjective logo has a curiosity touch to it and went viral, free publicity.

a style logo shirt

13 – SafePlace

Safe as in grabbing and groping from behind? Or a person shielding someone by hugging the other person? I guess it is not such a safe place depending on your imagination.

safe place bad logo

14 – Mont-Sat Mascot

This explains why the Mont-Sat Mascot appears to be happy all the time.

logo fail mont sat

15 – Clinica Dental

Not your usual dentist, bonus free service.

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16 – The Computer Doctor

They’ve redesigned their logo, this previous logo where the ‘U’ is an icon of a mouse, but to a person with a dirty mind, it resembles something else.

the computer doctors

17 – MegaFlicks

Perhaps a bad choice on the font, which reminds me on the same problem I had with a store in my neighbourhood – BLIMCITY or BUMCITY. I still do not know if it is LI or U due to the font.

mega flicks bad font logo design

18 – Anthony Byrne

No big deal, we are all adults, but, this is simply a bad logo for furniture you want to put in your house. Anthony Byrne is still using the same logo, perhaps they don’t mind the bad publicity.

anthony byrne


3 comments on “18 Examples Of Bad Company Logo Design

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    I appreciate the giggles but this article is so poorly written that I can’t even share it. I would suggest reviewing before you hit publish.

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      Ngan Tengyuen [ Reply ]

      Thanks for the suggestion. not sure if you are a bot spamming or a genuine comment, none the less, we’ll try to improve any future articles before we hit the publish button. thanks again.

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    I just went straight to the pictures. No need for interpretations.

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