Wednesday, January 19, 2011

harper's bazaar mistake?

today we downloaded our february issue of harper's bazaar into our ipad with nicole kidman on the cover looking like a doll (and we don't mean that as a compliment). as we were going through the pages, we had to stop at one and look at it real close. can you spot the mistake??
people who work in publishing will recognize the mistake immediately!! it's the dreaded TK!!! when the artist lays out the page and it's still missing copy or a hedline, or he wants extra text to enhance the layout, he puts a TK. then someone is supposed to fill it in. since harper's bazaar has a battalion of staff, it's SOMEONE's job to make sure it gets filled!! in our decades (!) as an editor, this has happened to us several times and each time it does and you see it on the printed page, you lose all the blood in your face, feel faint, get a pain in the pit of your stomach, feel like throwing up, and you want the earth to open up and swallow you whole. homaigad...

...or maybe they meant for it to be like that...?

1 comment:

TPS said...

Ah, yes. That darned TK and the nausea it brings.