Monday, October 09, 2006

Be careful who you illustrate for.

This post isn't about me. It's about my good friend Steve who is a kick-ass illustrator and all-round awesome guy.

Recently he got a job to illustrate a book cover. He did an amazing job, as usual, but something went horribly wrong.

Here's the finished illustration as he submitted it to the client:



Amazing, isn't it? Here's what happened when they sent him back the cover with the text included (author's name obscured to protect his boring identidy):



What in the sweet name of Mother Teresa happened here? I nearly lost my mind when I saw this. Apparently, the client suddenly decided that they wanted a more "abstract" and "obscure" look for the cover (which the job brief spoke nothing of). So to accomplish this look, they took his illustration, added some half-assed Photoshop filters and called it a day.

Steve also created this awesome alternative image as well:


They have yet to pay Steve for the work he did.

3 comments:

Ally said...

the photoshopped one doesn't look very appealing...

the other two are awesome though. sucks that they had to pull something like that.

Angie said...

OOPS. THE MODIFIED IT SO IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE TO TRACE IT TO THE ORIGINAL SO THEY WOULD NTO HAVE TO PAY. YOU SHOUDL STATE WHAT COMPANY DID THIS..

Anonymous said...

It`s sad how some people simply cannot appreciate a quality work.
The one with the amateur filters looks rather pathetic next to the other two.