THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING PARADE was the impetus for this page from Kristin.
Her note follows.
“Thought I would send another page along.
We had a local dance group attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last year and were invited back again this year as well.
I wanted to make the page fun and colorful. I used some of the pictures that the girls had taken previously and our photographer took some new pictures of the girls rehearsing. I downloaded a media kit from MacysThanksgivingParade.com and used their logo and one of their balloons near the top.
We also had an AP generated story about Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and I started it on the front as well. I know you don’t like reverse type on stories, but, I wanted to make a statement and to make it really pop. I changed the font type to 10.5 on 12.5 and made it bold. (It printed beautifully.)
So, let me hear it!”
FROM ED: I’m really glad to see your notation about reverse type. Using type bolder and larger certainly is the key. What you didn’t mention—but it’s important, too!—is that you used a sans serif font (Benton? Franklin Gothic?). That’s a big help because sans serif bold has a much more uniform stroke weight than a serif. So, though I don’t like reverses much at all, you did it right!
For what it’s worth, the photos do a great job of localizing this page.
One minus: The element behind the Kermit balloon is kinda distracting. I can’t tell if it’s a star…a bunch of bananas…what?
How about the rest of you. Thoughts? Comments? Chime in!