Design Equivalents of Bad Grammar

Grammar mistakes on public signs can be tacky (at best) or downright embarrassing for you or your business. Spelling errors on your new company billboard or résumé may even cause you nightmares.

In a visual world, there are general “rules” of design that ought to be followed as strictly as grammar rules; likewise, there are a number of design faux pas that can cause just as much embarrassment for you and your company as a misspelled word.

Here’s a collection of 10 common design errors you’ll want to avoid just as much as you avoid grammar and punctuation errors:

  • #1: Blue on Red