113 Examples Of Awful Taste And Awful Execution, As Shared In This Online Thread

It is absolutely fascinating to discuss the balance between function and form when it comes to various designs. Here’s the problem, though: many people tend to assume that a product, ad, or work of art has to necessarily be either aesthetic or super-functional if it doesn’t strive for balance. How naive! We’re here to show you that there are some truly horrible design ideas out there. Awful taste, as well as awful execution, is putting it mildly.

And that’s where the ‘Awful Taste And Awful Execution’ (aka ATAAE) online community comes in. A subreddit uniting 81.5k members, it’s a celebration of everything that’s awful, taste-wise. We’ve collected some of their best (or would that be ‘worst’?) pics to share with you. The images are a great reminder that you, Pandas, have far better taste.

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Scroll down, and let us know which of these designs you loved to hate the most by giving them a big ol’ upvote. Oh, and don’t be shy—share your honest thoughts with everyone in the comments.

#1 Maga-Themed Wedding Dress

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#2 Yeah Nice

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#3 Curves

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The ‘Awful Taste And Awful Execution’ subreddit has been around since 2017. In the 5+ years since, the members of the ATAAE community have scoured the internet for some of the biggest insults to good taste to ever exist in our timeline. It’s truly puzzling how some people completely lack any and all aesthetic awareness.

#4 There’s A Lot To Unpack Here

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#5 Out Of This World! I Was Told You Guys Would Appreciate This!

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#6 Toilet Brush Christmas Tree

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Our tastes might play a large role in whether or not we find a design, product, or work of art appealing, but it’s important to remember that there are such things as objectively good or bad designs. Good design means putting the user first. Designs ought to be functional, pleasing, and ergonomic.

#7 Don’t Actually Wear This

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#8 This Baby Announcement — Sent To Relatives

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#9 Found Outside A Xiaomi Store

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Tim Antoniuk, an expert in Design Studies at the University of Alberta, previously spoke to Bored Panda about good and bad design. He noted that good designs ought to constantly adapt to a changing, modern world.

“Given the speed of change that we encounter today in our lives in the digital environment that we live in, I believe that some great design is not necessarily timeless. One example is seen in Interface Design, Ux Design, and in-service design. As new layers get added into our lives, things naturally have an evolutionary cycle,” the design expert told Bored Panda earlier.

#10 Getting A Bad Tattoo Of An Egirl Might Be The 2021 Version Of Hitting Rock Bottom

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#11 I Think The Flooring At This Banquet Belongs Here

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#12 Music Festival Season Coming Up

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“This is different from furniture which naturally can be more ubiquitous and designed to fit the human body. There is a great deal of fuzziness in this discussion but I do believe that the essence of this idea is true,” the professor said that certain product designs have far more longevity than others, depending on the area.

#13 Both Of These Look Like Cow Shit Mixed With Dog Vomit. I Pity Their Poor Family

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#14 Horrible Tattoo And Use Of A Birthmark

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#15 Yeah. Dumb

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“The gray area comes in when people start to talk about taste and about degrees of aesthetic. I may love the design of Bauhaus furniture, for example, while somebody may feel that it is too cold and void of personality,” the expert accounted for people’s differing tastes.

#16 Renovations Done To 500-Year-Old Caldwell Tower In Scotland

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#17 Awkward

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#18 Only The Finest China

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“Not unlike great art, I believe that much of what came from this era is ‘great design,’ in part because it represents an era and a philosophy. When we start to mix in discussions of taste and preference, that is where the gray areas of good and bad design get blurred,” he said.

#19 Lil Uzi Vert Pierced His Forehead With A $24 Million Pink Diamond

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#20 100k And He Still Doesn’t Look Like The Biebs

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#21 This Hairway To Heaven

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According to Antoniuk, from the University of Alberta, people can generally intuitively feel what designs are good and which ones aren’t.

“Quite often, this relates to ergonomics and the usability or functionality of the products and services and systems. Having said that, I think far too many people expect poor design that doesn’t really work well,” he told us.

#22 Wtf

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#23 This Is Disgusting

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#24 Originally Posted On Atbge, But Definitely Belongs Here

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“For me, great design is what Dieter [Rams] talks about—it is also intuitive, it is deeply sympathetic and empathetic to the user at all levels, and at some level, it is emotional. It is a catalyst for giving us feelings.”

#25 This Is The Logo Of A Local Bakery. Looks Like The Angel Is About To Eat Some A**

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#26 I’m Unsure If This Atrocity Has Made Its Way Here Yet.. I Can’t Unsee

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#27 This Monstrous Paper Mache Chair That Someone Understandably Threw Away

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Which of these pics did you find the most painful to look at, dear Pandas? Why do you think some people have such a hard time realizing that their sense of what does and does not work totally doesn’t match what’s actually aesthetic? How would you break the news to someone to tell that they might just lack taste and may need to develop it more? Let us know in the comments!

#28 What Exactly Is On Her Face

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#29 (Literally No One:) Kyle:

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#30 Poor Thing Needs To Be Put Out Of Its Misery

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#31 This Christmas Ornament

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#32 A Sweater Made Out Of Dryer Lint

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#33 This Sports Bra That Looks Like It Is Covered In Stains

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#34 Balloon Elsa

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#35 It Looks So Bad Its Almost Good

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#36 Well

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#37 Camp Auschwitz

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#38 Happy Birthday! Here’s Some More Ptsd

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#39 11-9

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#40 She Will Totally Not Regret That Tattoo

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#41 Jojo Siwa’s Car

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#42 I’ve Never Been More Terrified Of Stuffed Horses

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#43 This Adidas Suit

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#44 This Is How You Write

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#45 Notice The Vip Upgrade

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#46 Guess Which State

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#47 I Dont Know Why

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#48 Acrylic Glass Over Vomit Texture

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#49 Statue Of Elon Musk In My Hometown

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#50 F**k Me

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#51 Anything Can Be Improved By Gluing Human Teeth To It

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#52 Is This Deliberate?

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#53 This Baby Yoda Tattoo

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#54 When You’re Trashy But Also Complex

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#55 Bin Frunklin

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#56 Jord

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#57 This Company Selling These Ugly Masks That Are For “Fashion Purpose Only, Not Medical Grade” During A Pandemic

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#58 This Is Just Weird

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#59 These Constitutional Rights Forever Inked

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#60 Can Someone Please Tell Me How You’re Supposed To Use This Mug I Found At IKEA

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#61 This Abomination Of A…doll?

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#62 My Butt Hurts Just Thinking About This

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#63 It’s Supposed To Be Fried Chicken ?

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#64 Making The City “Greener”

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#65 Hot Glue Bug Pendant

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#66 Gucci, Wyf

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#67 Man Cave Nightmare Catcher

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#68 Not The Worst Lada Mod I’ve Seen, But Definitely The Cheesiest

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#69 Somewhere Out There, A Circus Is Missing Its Clown Car

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#70 These Cuffed Jeans

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#71 Kanye’s New Merch

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#72 A Baby Nursery Door Hanger

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#73 This Bloody Mary

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#74 Went For A Walk Around The Neighborhood And Saw This Monstrosity Today

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#75 The Maskinator

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#76 Dora Car Seat

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#77 Let Us Give Thanks, Or Not

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#78 Less Denim Mask, More Shorts On My Face

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#79 Lil Wayne Cake

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#80 The Bean Bag Onesie

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#81 Even The Cupholder Is Frowning. Linoleum In A Minivan

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#82 “Can You Make This £60,000 Car Look More Like £600? Thanks.”

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#83 Justin Bieber Couch

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#84 This Was The Final Evolution Of My Scooter Until The Frame Cracked

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#85 This Person’s Tattoo

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#86 This Steve Irwin Couple Costume

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#87 Hearts

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#88 Swim With A Hot Bod

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#89 Great Car If You Need To Vent After A Long Day

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#90 This Toilet Seat In My Dentists’ Office

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#91 I Was Told This Was The Correct Place For This. I’ve Seen This Car Twice And Both Times Weren’t On Halloween

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#92 Roomate Got An “Adam Sandler Click Tattoo” On His Chest For Some Reason

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#93 Bort Samson

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#95 You Guys Liked The Last Tattoo I Posted

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#96 I Present To Ye, Trump Burger, A Burger Joint I Just Found

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#97 Everything About This Is Terrible

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#98 When You Get A New Stencil Pack But Aren’t Sure What To Do With It

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#99 Birthday Party In Calabasas

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#100 This Strawberry Cow Seat

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#101 Furbie-Nomicon

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#102 These Creepy Crochet Babies

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#103 This Guy’s Tattoo & Outfit Are Still One Of The Worst I’ve Seen

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#104 My Friends Marge Simpson Costume

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#105 This Bathroom. With Stairs

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#106 Found Thrifting

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#107 Who Likes The Grinch That Much??

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#108 This Terrible Tattoo

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#109 Helping A Friend Move, Discovered This Masterpiece Of A Tiger Painted On Fur/Fabric. Hung Over His Parents Bed In The 70s

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#110 My Cousin’s Boyfriend’s Car. Everything’s Drilled, Glued, And Painted With Normal Room Paint

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#111 Gotta Flex The Porsche Brake Calipers

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#112 In A Mexican Restaurant In Ky. He Had A Fisherman Next To Him, For Some Reason. Look At His Human Knees And Toes!

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#113 This ‘Modded’ Car At My Work

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Source: boredpanda.com

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