ONE OF OUR FAVORITE designers, Kristin Coker, offers this page for your review and comment. Kristin’s note and my comments follow.
FROM KRISTIN: I thought I would send a fun page along. That meaning I had a lot of fun designing this page. I had originally planned a centerpiece encompassing all 20 photos and I realized that that wasn’t going to work the way I wanted it to. So . . . plan B emerged. I decided to cutout the main two villain and hero survivors and use some of the other mug shots for the lists below. It looked good but I thought It was missing something. So, I used one of the leftover pictures and blotted out the person in the picture and smudged it a bit for the top. I loved the effect but would love to see what others think.
FROM ED: I really like the middle (the two larger photos) and the bottom of the page (the lists of heroes and villains). I especially like the way you organized the two lists at the bottom. Very easy to follow. But then, I realize there are 10 names in each list and only six photos. So, I’m left wondering “What’s up widdat?” Then, when I look at the top of the page, I see parts of trees missing and this open white space in the middle and I’m wondering “What’s up widdat?” So, I’m a bit confused. One last criticism: There are seven lines of type at the top of the page, starting with “The Times and Democrat” and working down to the last line of the head. Perhaps this would not have been so pronounced if you had placed a line under the date, but it’s just too much typography for me. Sorry, Kristin. You know I admire your work…but I think this isn’t one of your better efforts.
Now, let’s see what others say. And, yes, you’re certainly welcome to argue my points!