7 fantastic design fails – and what we can learn from them

Design is a problem-solving process. It's about coming up with the best solution for the client (whether they realise it or not), on time and on budget. Sometimes though, the process always quite go to plan. Sometimes a solution can go so off brief that outsiders are left wondering how and why the work was ever signed off. 

Fortunately, however, one designer’s misfortune is another designer’s free lesson on what not to do. From print ads to packaging designs, here, we’ve rounded up seven whopping design fails and what we can learn from them. 

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.