ANNE IS A DESIGNER with some genuine talent. It was my pleasure to meet her this summer as I helped her and Editor Deirdre Mays with a redesign of The Catholic Miscellany, the diocesan paper here in South Carolina.
Here are a couple of pages Anne has submitted, looking for your feedback. Anne’s note follows:
“I’m taking the plunge and submitting two recent items for feedback.
The first is our most recent cover, on the ordination of a new priest, and I’m mostly happy with how it turned out.
The second, from the same issue, and is a Thanksgiving spread from school children. I liked the idea overall and we got good reproduction, but I think the execution leaves something to be desired. Would love any feedback/suggestions.
FROM ED: I like the cover—a lot. Certainly has impact.
Two things about the spread:
1. Putting a red headline at top, over a subhead in a deeper red, creates a color clash for me. Might’ve been better to have done the top headline in black or gray—or to have hand-drawn a headline that imitates the scrawl in the kids’ drawings.
2. The dotted border on the box is distracting. I know it wasn’t part of our design. Let’s work together to develop a better option for these.
So…now we need to hear from the rest of you. What feedback can you give Anne?