The 15 Worst Corporate Logo Fails
But while these changes were certainly unfortunate, they don’t come anywhere near the completely ridiculous fails companies have made in the past.
And that’s just scratching the surface of our 15 worst corporate logo fails of all time.
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).
Others opined that the logo resembled a swastika.
On the flip-side, Iran threatened to boycott the Olympics since they believed the logo spelled out “Zion.”
Pick your poison, but the logo seemed to be a resounding fail.
Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission
This was the 1973 logo for the Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission.
Arlington Pediatric Center
Oh no, there’s more?
Who’s approving these logos?
Sun Rise Sushi
The concept is a sun rising behind a Japanese tea house.
The product is, well, less serene.
If this logo seems like a company oversight, then think again.
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.
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.
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.
Direct marketing aimed at those looking to order Skinemax, perhaps?
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.
Mama’s Baking is a cafe in Greece with a major Oedipus complex.
Proper punctuation should always be encouraged.
The Computer Doctors
The Computer Doctors claim to fix your computer.
You have to go somewhere else to fix your leaky genitalia.
This one is self-explanatory.
Junior Jazz Dance Class
This one is more tricky.
Focus on the dancing children to see what makes the logo inappropriate.