From pencils encouraging kids to do drugs to an escalator that leads you straight into a wall, we can’t believe these epic design fails ever got made into actual products.
#1. Always remember, kids: don’t be happy — worry!
#2. An anti-drugs slogan for a pencil… until you sharpen it, that is.
#3. Good luck with that one, cyclists.
#4. Always read the label, guys.
#5. We wonder if the Swiss designer of London’s iconic Westminster Bridge was implying something about the politicians at Parliament?
#6. Nothing makes you feel safer than a sign encouraging “No safety, smoking first.”
#7. Patterned carpets + stairs = broken necks for everyone.
#8. Cinderella’s nose job didn’t come out quite as expected.
#9. We’re not sure if we’re disgusted or just plain curious about where exactly Vermont’s maple syrup comes from.
#10. You had ONE job, designers.
#11. What a charming safari slide! Although it looks a bit like… oh.
#12. Lovely, happy minions… weeping blood all over the bath.
#14. We wouldn’t want to start the morning with that.
#15. Everything’s fine until you unexpectedly meet a friend inside.
We’re not sure how these ridiculous fails made it to production, but we’re confident there’s several out-of-work designers sobbing into their bowl of rapefruit every morning.