Five posts and over 150 logos from businesses with “By Design” in their name. Sweet Jesus.

Butts by Design

by Sovereign of Spew on April 14, 2011

Alex sent along this little gem.

WELCOME BACK, BY DESIGN! WE MISSED YOU!

Yes, one of our most infamous, hated trends, by design. A fail all on its own. Though, I must also make the observation that no matter how tempting making a logo out of initials might be, if you initials then form a butt, you have failed. Butts by Design. Cut and print.

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Categories: Small Business, Uncategorized

32 Bad Logos from Badly Named Businesses (BBD Volume 5)

by Viceroy of Vomit on October 20, 2010

You thought we’d reached the end, didn’t you? You thought, “There’s no way they have more By Design logos. They’ve already posted 120 of them.”

How I wish that were true. Nay, if anything, I fear that we have only scratched the surface of this nefarious naming cliche. Perhaps this, Volume 5 of Barfy By Design, will serve as powerful attack in the war against bad logos. If we can win the battle of “By Design”, we might just win the war.

Not enough punishment? You want MORE Barfy By Design logos? Seriously? Jesus H, man. Don’t say we didn’t warn you:

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Category: Features

If this blog was a TV show, I would be on a spaceship with two talking robots and some mean lady and a gorilla would force me to look at every By Design logo ever made before I can return home.

That’s not the case, so I couldn’t really tell you why I keep putting myself through this. You’re welcome.

Catch up! Here’s Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 of Barfy By Design. You can also view all the posts together using the By Design tag. (Volume 5 is forthcoming. Yes I’m serious.)

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Category: Features

30 MORE Bad Logos from 30 Badly Named Companies – BBD Volume 3

by Viceroy of Vomit on September 8, 2010

Please stop. Stop naming your company “Thing-We-Do/Make By Design”. It’s not cute. It’s not clever. It means nothing. It’s boring. AND EVERYONE DOES IT. Don’t believe me? Check out Volume 1 and Volume 2 of Barfy by Design. We’ve got at least two more in the queue. And those are just ones we’ve found on the Internet. Heaven forbid we start flipping through small town phonebooks. By our estimates, companies are being formed with the words “By Design” in their names at the rate of 18,364 per SECOND, and it’s been increasing steadily since 1982. Scientists predict that by 2012, there will be more companies named “[Something] By Design” than PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH. Loyal readers, we need your help. Please help us extinguish this blight upon our planet by submitting each and every terrible By Design logo you can find in your own backyards to logos@yourlogomakesmebarf.com. Provide whatever context or links you can. Remain strong. We’ll get through this together…by design.

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Welcome to Volume 2 of Barfy By Design – terrible logos from companies so uninspired they used one of the most clichéd naming conventions out there: “By Design”. No time to waste, let’s get to the barf!

Well, that’s it for now. Join us again in a couple of weeks for Volume 3 of Barfy By Design – oh yes, there’s a lot more where these came from. Found your own hometown By Design logo disasters? Send ‘em our way at logos@yourlogomakesmebarf.com.

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Here begins a series of posts so nauseating, so barf-inducing, so unbelievably vile that, for your health and ours, we are afraid to even post it. But post we must. Please enjoy the first of at least five (yes, five) volumes of Barfy By Design – terrible logos from companies using one of the most empty and meaningless name cliches out there: “by Design.”

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Categories: Favorite Bad Logos, Features