GLEN ARGAN is Editor and General Manager of the Western Catholic Reporter in Edmonton, Alberta. With the first redesigned issue, the Western Catholic Reporter was named best designed church newspaper in Canada in its circulation size.
Glen took to heart my advice that he make use of the center spread for the lead feature story in each issue. Here’s one of Glen’s latest efforts. His note follows.
“You were asking people to send you pages to review. Well, here is a centrespread from our current issue. I am interested in hearing how you would have done it better.”
FROM ED: Glen’s note doesn’t offer much information on the elements and the page design, but here are some observations:
1. I don’t understand we’ve placed the Monstrance in the top left corner. Unless I missed something, I see no reference to this element in the story.
2. Are these Frassati’s skis? If not the photo can be misleading.
3. The vertical all-cap type to the left of the Frassati photo is distracting.
4. Widow at the top of the last leg of the story.
So, some nits on this page. But the use of the Frassati photo draws interest and the photos on the right add balance.