I designed a new product label for a client. The label featured a product logo, as well as the company logo. Brand standards suggest both logos should be white, so I set them against a dark red background.
Client: Keep the product logo white, but change the company logo to blue.
Me: Blue won’t be as legible against the red as white is.
Client: You’re wrong. Make it blue.
Me: Well, in the brand standards it says the company logo should always be white. Should we run this change by anyone else before making it?
Client: You don’t know what you’re talking about. Make it blue and don’t question me again.
I send the label to print with his changes. The label is now (obviously) red, white, and blue.
Client: We sell products in countries other than America. Why did you make this label red, white, and blue?