We hit pay dirt on Thursday when the creator of the widely accepted image himself posted his account of how the image came to be.
I had to log in to reply to this (I haven't been a regular reader or contributor here for nearly ten years).
I drew the famous "incorrectly coloured" jerseys in Adobe Illustrator based on a black and white photo scanned from a newspaper. I knew that navy was the main colour but completely guessed on the shades of the others. When I drew them over a decade ago THERE WAS NO GOOD INFORMATION ON WHAT THE ACTUAL COLOURS WERE so perhaps we could tone down the rhetoric about drawing them "with no regard."
I did post them on this board but I did not intend for them to become the definitive image of the unused Nordiques jerseys.
As far as incorrect graphics goes, I'll admit it is frustrating to see logos, etc. that are rendered incorrectly if logos and crests are your "thing." I tried for years to get the Detroit Free Press to stop using my incorrectly drawn Red Wings logo but to no avail.
The internet is forever, kids. Try not to read too much into it.Armed with this new information we have now gone back and edited our original article to reflect the facts behind the creation of the incorrect image and how those colors were based on an educated guess while working from only a black and white image and no further description of the other colors at the time. We also apologize to the original artist for any offense taken by any terms used in our original story.
Since the creation of that original artwork, which we must point out was entirely accurate otherwise, a color photo of the Nordiques proposed jerseys was published, which illustrated the correct black arm stripes as well as the generous use of teal in the crest, striping and customization of the numbers.