As many of you know I had the distinction of designing the logo for the CQA mini conference, Quilt Ontario, that was held here at the end of May. That logo appeared on bookmarks, posters, in the CQA newsletter, brochures and even on tote bags, and each time the logo was just as it had been designed. Of course, the conference is over, the paper is probably in the shredder or recycling bin, and the bags will likely end up in a drawer somewhere.
The one thing that will be around for a long time are the pins that were made, attendees purchase these pins, many collect them at conferences year after year.
How unfortunate that someone at the company producing the pins decided to "change" the artwork. Now I am fully aware that when reproducing artwork on a pin that is roughly 3/4" across, it may not have the same level of detail.......BUT.......I certainly did not expect to see this.
Here is the way the artwork has appeared on everything.....except the pin
here is the pin.
an employee at the company decided that the roots and branches should be black...........uh......that is not how it was designed and not how it was supposed to look.
Apparently this employee felt that he(or she) were "improving" the design.
Edit: It was and is not my intention to make an issue of this. I just found it curious that the artwork was reproduced unchanged on a great many items..........what circumstances led to the pin being different, I don't know. The company responsible did acknowledge the error and has made an effort to compensate for it. I guess the lesson is that it is always a good idea to be sure you can get approval when having work like this done to avoid surprises.