TWO SUBMISSIONS from Will Franklin, assistant news editor/sports at The Herald here in Rock Hill, SC.
Will’s pages follow, with his note below.
“I’ve included two ‘things’ for you in this email. The first is a recent page I did. I’m not really sold on the concept, but in a strange way, I kind of like it. (Again, not sure why)
The other is a centerpiece illustration I did for the Winthrop men’s basketball preview. This was a last-minute thing thrown on me and I was frantically trying to figure out what to do. This idea popped into my head and I ran with it. As always, it was one of those things that looked much, much better in my head than on paper, but I have had two of the players in the illustration ask me to send them copies of what I had done, so I take that as a decent sign.
Anyway, I’d love to know what you and others think.”
FROM ED: The sports front feels kinda static to me, though I really like the play you gave to the lead photo in the Gilmore package. I think you could have trimmed a half-inch off the top of the secondary photo. Perhaps taking the Gilmore package text flush left would have helped open up the page a bit. I also think the Spiller photo would have been much more effective if you had cropped more tightly on the left side, taking out the person wearing the ball cap.
I’m good with the Winthrop preview cover, though I don’t go for outlined type. But the approach is good. My question: Why was this a “last minute thing?” Sheesh! Don’t the folks at The Herald know when the men’s baskeball season is about to start? Seems to me this is something we should be planning for in August!
What about the rest of you. Comments?