A good logo can prove an enormous asset to a company’s branding and marketing. Just think the Nike tick. However, occasionally logo design goes horribly wrong with hysterical results. We’ve collected some of the world’s funniest logo f-ups in the hope that designers continue to make these same mistakes.
Obviously, it might sometimes be a good idea to run a new logo design past people with wider pop culture knowledge. It would appear many logo designers fail to do that.
But then, some logos, like the one above for the Czech Kostelecké uzeniny sausage company dates from supposedly more innocent times. Apparently, the company since updated it.
What a shame!
Who doesn’t like a plump meaty Czech sausage? Perhaps Bel Ami can purchase the copyright? We could probably even arrange some contra.
But one logo that seems impossible to explain is the one below for Swedish property management company Locum. Really? No one in the office noticed?
There are other logos where you really wonder just how innocent the designers were.
Not to mention, the business owners or executives who signed off on the designs.
Take the logo for Doughboys in Maryland, USA for example.
And it’s not only phallic designs that go unnoticed during design approvals.
While some may see a pair of energetic dancers in the Junior Jazz logo below, many more will delight in a shapely pair of breasts.
But let’s get the phallic f-ups out of the way.
In Poland, cities recently got busy banning rainbow flags because of its pernicious influence on family values.
However, the Mont-Sat installers drive around the country with a Satellite dish sporting a raging hard-on emblazoned on their vehicles.
Before we bid a reluctant farewell to the subject of penises, here’s Atherton Car Centre.
The Kama Sutra in funniest logo f-ups
Some designers lean to the Kama Sutric school of design. They endeavour to incorporate sexual positions into company branding.
Take Japan’s Kudawara Pharmacy chain below who are fond of doggy style. In the second image, if you look long and hard, you will stop seeing a sex act (reverse wheelbarrow?) and notice a South American dentist working on a patient’s teeth.
We see a lot of conservatives frothing at the mouth lately over gender issues. They make all sorts of ridiculous claims about irreversible surgery performed on kids etc, but perhaps they saw the Kid’s Exchange. The Apostrophe Protection Society would have a fit over this sign. But rest assured, it should have a space between words and an apostrophe because it is not a place for kids to access sexual reassignment surgery. It’s simply a place where annoyed parents can trade in unwanted offspring for better-behaved children.
And finally in funniest logo f-ups, if you have trouble with your computer you may want to have the Computer Doctors check out your mouse, or whatever that is pictured in their logo.
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