I am a graphic designer working with a local government
in Canada. We’re doing a lot of heritage event promotions this year,
and I was asked by the Museum Coordinator to modify a student’s
t-shirt design to include the government’s logo (and generally fix it up).
After weeks of delays, the student finally sent her design to the
museum coordinator, who sent it to me…
Client: Attached is the t-shirt designs that the
student sent me this morning. I’ve looked at them and I think, because she
printed and scanned them, that they’re just not going to print nicely on to a
shirt. What do you think?
Attached are a PDF and
JPG, each with a massive, extremely grainy word cloud set in a serif typeface with
the outline of a maple leaf around it.
Me: You’re right, those files will not work for
printing on a shirt. If she printed them out then scanned them, that means
the originals were digital. Please ask her to send those instead.
Client: I’ve asked her to send me the word list
she used and I think I’ll just re-make the word cloud and send it to you,
hopefully later today.
Thankfully, I wasn’t asked to do it, but I have no idea
why this is the solution the client landed on.