"Attached is our logo"

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  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    "Please find attached our logo. The text for the advert will follow shortly". (note the .bmp format).

    This nearly made me laugh as much as when I had a client ask if there were any limits on colour and I said "Yes, you may only use Pantone Warm Red, Pantone Reflex Blue and Black."

    The artwork that followed was full colour with a red car, a blue car and a black car on it.

    Sometimes all you can do is laugh (or cry).
     

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  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    'Can't you just Photoshop it?' the client then asks incredulously... ;)
     
  3. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    At least they gave you the hi-rez BMP version, not the animated GIF version :D


    But seriously that it EPIC, best thing I've read all day :cool:
     
  4. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Subtle, yet bursting with creativity.


    "It belongs in a museum."
    -I. Jones
     
  5. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    I think it's safe to say they have never heard of Photoshop. I did however spend all afternoon 'redrawing' it in Illustrator. :D
     
  6. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I would have asked if the jaggies are part of the design.

    Or whatever the diplomatic non-judgemental term for "jaggies" is.
     
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Wow, some businesses are completely clueless. I'm no business expert but if I saw a logo like that I'd instantly assume the company had no clue what they were doing and assume it was some mom and pop store.
     
  8. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I hope that by "all afternoon" you meant 5 minutes.
     
  9. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    Unless he bills by the hour... Punishment for doing it themselves...
     
  10. YESimBLUNTED macrumors member

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    One of the companies' executives 5 year olds did an amazing job in MSPaint. :D
     
  11. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I thought of that angle too ... but really ... I mean, c'mon. :D
     
  12. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I hope when you said Illustrator you mean Publisher :cool:
     
  13. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Sadly that is soooo common - even in big companies.

    Can you believe it took us 3 weeks and 5 times the same pixel logo until we got a propper vector logo from a major international fashion label?

    Also I love it when they just resave the tiny jpg as an eps and send the same thing again. :rolleyes:

    That's why I don't ask for an eps anymore, I ask for a vectorized version and explain briefly what this means. But that doesn't help too often.
     
  14. AndyOrr macrumors newbie

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    I've dealt with this before, and honestly, it's just easier rebuilding the logo yourself properly and charging it on their invoice. No complaints here.
     
  15. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    Should never assume tho- I just did and then had the original offered- time down the drain :(
     
  16. Contiguous macrumors member

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    Ooh, the jpg as EPS file! I love that route. One time, after several emails with an international company, I thought I had explained what a vector logo was....and I got a screenshot... of their website... that had been 'traced'... into about 5000 clipping masks.
     

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