I spent a lot of time perfecting the logo, sending multiple revisions and creating something which I felt really suited the business idea. The logo got great response, and was (to my surprise) featured in the LogoPond gallery (http://logopond.com/gallery/detail/118878) which I was ecstatic about - and the company owner was really happy about the advertising potential of this. Anyway, I signed over all the copyrights and stuff, took payment and the job was done.
Here's the logo and my 'pitch':
"Logo design for a blog concept where people can go to discuss the content of newspapers and magazines. The animal horn is universally recognised as a way of alerting others, sending messages and generally just making noise. Here, a noisy Yak's horn is represented by a rolled up newspaper/magazine. And hey, who hasn't rolled up a paper and screamed down it before? YAAAAK!"
When I visited the website, to my shock he had changed the logo entirely. Not only this, but it seemed he'd possibly got another designer involved to do so. I was quite gutted (maybe even offended) to see something I'd spent so long on defaced like that, and in my opinion the new logo doesn't have the same feel to it - especially with the addition of the word "the" when it isn't even in the domain name.
The new logo:
I guess since the rights to the logo are now his, there's nothing I can do... and I've already received full payment, so should I even be complaining?
What are your opinions on clients changing work such as this? Has anyone else had a similar experience?