The Deity or the Demon? Who's In The Patch Details?

The Deity or the Demon? Who's In The Patch Details?

Published Aug 2, 2022 by Rick Cundiff

It’s no secret that good design takes effort. The desire for perfection, or at least close to it, is a  common factor in the creation of everything from architecture to zoos.

Achieving an attractive design of any kind takes attention to detail. No matter whether you’re dealing with buildings, blueprints, cars, machinery, signs, games or any other kind of object or plans, small details can be critical.

There are a couple of ways of looking at those details, both represented by classic sayings.

The first says “God is in the details.”

A favorite saying of famed architect  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, it means careful attention to small details pays great rewards in the final product.

An offshoot of that concept is its inverse: “The devil is in the details.”

Again, reference to the importance of small things, but from the opposite perspective. It implies that things are often more complex than they appear at first glance. The potential for mistakes is higher because of the details.

With Custom Patches, Both Apply

When it comes to custom patches, both are true. Careful attention to colors, size, fonts and shapes can create a great patch. A misspelled word, overloaded detail for the patch size or style, dropped stitches and the like can result in a botched patch order.

The secret to success is to keep both ideas in mind when designing your patch. Consider every aspect of your design carefully. Does your design work best with embroidered, woven or PVC patch styles? Are the colors correct for your logo, seal or other art? Is the patch the right size for your needs? Any good patch provider can help you decide those questions. That’s the blessed side of things.

Next, review everything carefully on pre-production proofs your provider sends to you for approval. Double check the color palette, the spelling (especially of names), the grammar and/or math. Those are the diabolical mistakes that can ruin a patch if not caught.

Working with a reputable patch provider such as Custom-Patches4Less will ensure you get the divine side of the equation and banish the devil from the details. For more information about ordering custom patches, check out patch types here.