Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mistake on Hawaii's New Stamp

The artist who created Hawaii's new statehood stamp is not happy with the finished result according to KGMB Channel 9 News in Hawaii.

It reports, "Herb Kane says the postal service used the wrong typography on the word "Hawai‘i." Instead of using an ‘okina, they made the common mistake of using an apostrophe, where the top of the line is thicker than the bottom. It's subtle but meaningful.

Kane is quoted as sayng, "Well I don't really feel good about it because a lot of my friends are Hawaiian or part Hawaiian and they're really into the culture and when they see an apostrophe used when an ‘okina should be used, they're going to blame me for it."

Unfortunately, Kane says he's been told by postal officials the stamps have already been printed up. They'll be released August 21st to commemorate 50 years of statehood.

To watch the report as it was aired, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM