HERE’S SOMEONE who needs our help…now!
Scott Hunter is Editor and Publisher at the Star and NorthStar in Grand Coulee, WA.
Here’s the cover Scott is working on. His note follows.
Here’s a cover work-in-progress that I’m not terribly happy with. Comments from the community would be very welcome.
NorthStar is a new quarterly publication covering the residents of the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington state. This will be the second issue. The photo is of the veterans who attended a Veteran’s Day service at a memorial sculpture in front of tribal headquarters. I intend to ID those in the photo inside the publication.
The graphical elements at right referring to stories inside worked well on the first cover, but seem out of place here. I’m thinking of centering them on the page. (The content of those is old, from last issue.)
Thanks for this useful blog. I enjoy it and marvel at some of the creative work posted.
FROM ED: I think you’re on the right path with your idea of centering the inside refers. There’s a lot of sky you can use here to do just that. I’d also like to see a headline that gives me a sense of what the photo is all about. One more suggestion: I’d redesign the “News and Views…” underline so it’s all-caps sans serif in white. Drop the shadow. The underline is just too busy now. Also, stretch it with some extra spacing if needed so it goes completely under the nameplate, from the “N” to the “r”. I think that will give you a cleaner look.
Thoughts from the rest of you? Let’s give Scott some other ideas—and soon!