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The 9 Most Unintentionally Horrifying Clip Art Images You’ll See Today

With our fabulous in-house Design Team, Quality Logo Products® always brings our A-game when it comes to quality graphics on our website. But for the sake of interest, let’s take a walk on the wild side and see what else we can find.

In an effort to bring you the most head-scratching, and frankly disturbing images of all time, we stayed up all night perusing frightening graphics sure to induce nightmares for years to come.

Take a look at nine of the most unintentionally horrifying clip art images you’ll see today. And probably for the rest of your life.


Freaky Clip Art Snail

Looking for a slow ride to hell, stranger?


Scary Clip Art Shark


Freaky Clip Art Alien

Someone unsuccessfully tried to shove an elephant into Homer Simpson’s decapitated money-grubbing carcass.



Bizarre Clip Art Cow

Even taxidermists make mistakes.



Weird Clip Art Baby

Toddlers and Tiaras and Tibias



Odd Clip Art Rat

A rat drinking soap and holding a lobster… I can’t even do this anymore.



Horrifying Clip Art Romance

Why do clip artists hate anatomy and sexual assault laws?



Creepy Clip Art Airplane

Are you ready for your “in-flight entertainment,” sir?



Wacky Clip Art Woman

Before & After. Category: Cryptozoology. Can I solve the puzzle? Spider Cat Lady. You’re welcome for the nightmares.

For obvious reasons, we don’t recommend using any of this clip art in your marketing or promotional efforts. To ensure your design stays off this list, check out our exclusive Clipart Library and choose from a wide selection of hand-curated images. We promise they won’t scar you for life like the ones above!

Which one of these clip art images haunts you the most? Have you seen others that belong on this list? Do you have any ideas for how to use these strange images in an advertising campaign?


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  1. Bret B.

    I think these all belong on the QLP art wall! 🙂

  2. amy

    Oh. my. God. I have no words Jana. These are horrifying and when I close my eyes, I still see them. Thanks for that 😉

  3. Cybernetic SAM

    1. Bad Acid trip.
    2. Noooooooooooooooo! say it ain’t so I do not like this one bit! 🙁
    3. Dr. Seuss gone horribly wrong.
    4. Why?
    5. This image could work if we are trying to display the outrageous childhood obesity problem we have in this country.
    6. I totally dig this one, I am thinking tattoo! It’ll keep people guessing til’ the end.
    7. Office Karma Sutra?
    8. I think that this one is a abstract way of saying that we don’t appreciate our in-flight staff enough!
    9. How did they get this illustration of me to look so good?

    • Jill Tooley

      Haha, #6 was my favorite as well. The last one is probably the most disturbing out of all of them. I just can’t comprehend where any of these would ever be legitimately used…

  4. JPorretto

    I’m gonna go with spider cat lady. It combines two things that give me the heebee jeebees: Big spiders and Crazy Cat Ladies…

  5. Jen

    My only question…what is that terrible cow head supposed to be? I can’t even think of what that is or why it would be appealing for anyone to use as art.

    • Jill Tooley

      Should I print it out and hang it in your cube now, or later?

  6. Ness

    I think #7 and #8 are my favorites. I really dig that awkward, creepy, sexy vibe that they both have.

  7. Joseph Giorgi

    Spider Cat Lady FTW!

    This is quite a collection of disturbing images, Jana. I think a sequel post is in order somewhere down the line.

  8. Jenna

    I love this post so much. I could look at and wonder about awkward/horrible clipart all day. The rat drinking soap holding a lobster is my favorite! :]

  9. Bret Bonnet

    I had horrible dreams about these pieces of clipart this past weekend. I hate you! 🙂

  10. Amanda

    This post is so crazy cool. Jana–I love that you chose the word horrifying in this post’s title. These pictures are horrifying for sure. I can’t decide which one is the worst, or best. lol. Great post!

  11. Mandy Kilinskis

    I think that I’m still partial to the hitchhiking snail from Hell. Just…what did someone thing that clipart would sell or promote? Snails that really need shells?

    • Jill Tooley

      “Is your back deformity ruining your social life? Don’t you deserve to look your best at all times? Try the NEW Snail Cover Up by Shelltastic! It effectively hides all bizarre growths from ears to giant thumbs! What they don’t know won’t hurt them…well, not much.”

      • Mandy Kilinskis

        Well, well! I’ve been proven wrong! If I ever meet a deformed snail, I’ll point them that way. 🙂

  12. kuena moremoholo

    you just got to love the toddler

  13. crystal brimer

    Woooooowwww. I literally got nothin. : 0
    as picking my jaw off the floor.

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