Tesco cock-up with buttermilk (and other logo fails)

28 October 2014

There's little that pleases us more than a company creating a brand design or logo that looks like someone's undercarriage. We're incredibly puerile, yes.

This week, someone noticed that Tesco's buttermilk had a packaging design that looked rather like someone's flaccid junk. And once you see it, it really can't be unseen.

tesco buttermilk

That got us thinking of other times when logos have ballsed-up. Of course, these articles aren't particularly original, but like re-runs of You've Been Framed, we can't help but laugh at immature stuff, so we're going to share our favourite accidentally dirty logos and want you to share your favourites with us.

One of the most notorious is the Catholic Church's Archdiocesan Youth Commission logo which, with some clean, simple lines, depicts the dismal abuse that has been routinely covered up by the Vatican.

catholic-churchs-archdiocesan-youth-commission

Then, of course, you've got the fabulous China Restaurant design, which looks like someone inserting a rocket ship directly up someone's poo hole.

china-restaurant

The importance of the correct typeface is one that some aren't concerned about and can see words being used that alludes to another. Here, we have something that, while clearly photoshopped, shows how the humble mince pie could be read as something completely different.

minge pies

Another favourite is the Clinical Dental design, which is obviously supposed to look like a stick-figure dentist looking after a patient. However, the end result forces puns about "filling someone's cavity" and all that.

clinica-dental-logo

Then, there's the brillinat Computer Doctors logo where some graphic designer drew a mouse freehand and a whole team of people missed the fact that it looked like the tip of someone's wang.

computer doctors

Of course, these are small companies who might not have scores of people working for them, so things are easily missed. No such excuse for the Office of Government Commerce who got a fancy logo designed that looked like a fella fiddling with himself.

ocg

Our favourite though, just for the sheer size of the distribution, is the One Euro coin that placed a nice cock and balls into the pocket of every man, woman and child who lived in the EU. Easy to miss, thanks to missing Norway off the map, everyone ended up with a Scandinavia that looked like a very accurate outline of a man's parts. Fabulous.

euro

Like we said, feel free to send us your own favourites, or indeed, complain about how you've seen all these before and how perfectly good sites are succumbing to Buzzfeed-style reporting.

Regarding the latter - we won't hear your moans because we're too busy laughing at things that look like wonkers.

TOPICS:   Cool Stuff

8 comments

  • Claudie
    I'm sorry to tell you that your "Mince Pies" are edited. The Original: http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/iceland-christmas-12-mince-pies/p/54323
  • Chris B.
    what about the UK's logo for the 2012 olympics? Google it and homer simpson - the logo clearly appears to show Homer getting a BJ from Lisa . . .
  • Mof Gimmers EDITOR
    Claudie: Might be why we wrote "Here, we have something that, while clearly photoshopped, shows how the humble mince pie could be read as something completely different."
  • Michelle M.
    If you're criticising others (mince pies), it's always best to proof read before posting! I think you meant eludes, not alludes!
  • Inspector G.
    Michelle Marsh; they indirectly referred to (alluded to) Minge Pies. Nothing to do with the cockney 'mince pies' 'eyes'. Thanks for making me smile... X
  • qwertyuiop
    That minge pies one has no place being in this article. The logo design was not how the designer intended. If you're going down that route, how about photos of other products that people just as immature as yourselves have knocked up, covered in huge penises? *waits for knocked up pun*
  • Mark H.
    12 Mince pies for £1.50 though is a good deal.
  • Ray P.
    the "minge" pies have been photoshopped twice. check the open pie in the foreground, and tilt your head. yep. there's a fanny.

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