In the past 2 or 3 years I have made a conscious effort to not say that something looks as if it was designed by 99designs out of respect for the designers who try to do their best work and the clients who may not have the resources to spend $5,000 - $50,000 on a logo but every now and then there is a reminder of why it can be such a terrible option. SUNY Corning Community College (who I would imagine could muster $5,000 to spend on hiring a designer) recently promoted a logo competition there and the entries (and winner, shown at the link) are so saddening. It’s not clear if they will actually use the winning logo. Visit link
Thanks to Paul Engel for the tip.