Here are 10 logos designs that are sending a completely wrong message, than what the creator wanted in the first place. As you may know a logo is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. Logos are either purely graphic (symbols/icons) or are composed of the name of the organization (a logotype or wordmark).
So when you design a new website, or change the actual one be very careful what logo you’ll have. Experiment several times before you decide to use it on your live website, sometimes a good logo makes the difference between a good site and a bad one. Same rule applies for real world business!
Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission
This logo was developed in 1973 and won an award from the Art Director’s Club of Los Angeles. This example shows how perception can adjust overtime with new generations viewing things much differently from their predecessors.
No explanation is needed on why this logo from Kudawara Pharmacy has gained such widespread public attention. It leaves one wondering what services are offered inside those doors.
Proper capitalization and a space between the words of the KidsExchange logo could have saved this company a great deal of embarrassment.
Arlington Pediatric Center
The Arlington Pediatric Center is certainly gaining some unwanted publicity when this logo design gone impossibly wrong. While the center may employ wonderful physicians, the public will forever misperceive its services because of this tragic logo.
Junior Jazz Dance Class
The black-and-white images in this logo create an unintended optical illusion. One begins to wonder if it’s a junior dance center or an adult entertainment club.
Instituto de Estudos Orientais
This logo was intended to portray the sun behind a yellow building, but the simple use of two black lines on the building’s roof creates a very different image.
Office of Government Commerce
Even the simple use of three letters to create a logo can generate public outrage. Rotate the logo 90 degrees clockwise and suddenly a very different image appears. The most unfortunate aspect of this logo is it’s still being used by the agency.
After releasing this logo, Clinica Dental is likely now jokingly referred to as a ‘full-service’ practitioner.