be careful of what you type

Every Art Director must have a story about something that's gone to print, that shouldn't have. Years ago, at another employer, I remember a comment written by a Sales Manager on a proof, in a profile about some poor librarian. The Sales Manager wrote a reference to a whiskey ad on the proofing sheet, where the librarian was featured. The designer didn't get the joke, and the next thing you know, a completely innocent librarian has been branded a drunk.

That's what came to mind for me, when I saw "you fucking new", accidently inserted into the middle of an SEC filing. Pretty sure that wasn't intentional. What funny mistakes have you seen go to print?

1 comment:

David Plain said...

Like my hero Bob Ross, I don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.

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