DESIGNER DANA TUSS from the Lakeshore Weekly News (Lake Minnetonka, MN) offers two recent pages for your review and comment.
“The Emerald Ash Borer was by far the biggest story of the week, but we were trying to figure out how a staff photographer was going to get the shot to tell the story. So we trolled the Extension, Department of Agriculture, Department of Natural Resources sites for their photography, found the images we were looking for, got permission, and ran them—big. My editor was skeptical of the partial cutout on the bug, but totally losing the leaf—and thus the shadow—made him look really unnatural (besides the dark shadows would have been tough to know where to cut him out. And running him just like a photo lost some pop. Bonus: the cutout looked cool once it was online, too.
“We try and do these pages for holidays and stuff. Just a listing of events in the area but come up with a big head, big art and it makes them look a little more special than a calendar listing. And we try to put more personality into the writing on these pages as well.”
So…two interesting pages, each taking a different approach. Questions? Comments? Let us know!