NO LENGTHY EXPLANATION from Marah…just the following quick note:
“Here is the page from this week’s Times. Our editor requested that I send it to you for comments. Thanks, Ed.”
The page follows…then some comments from Ed.
FROM ED: Well, I’ve already made myself clear on the cartoon in the nameplate (see earlier post: 03.07.10). The one thing that r-e-a-l-l-y bothers me on this page is that “From Mora…” overline on the “Old Glory…” package. It appears to be in Tekton Oblique, which is strange to start with. But then, the oblique has been further slanted and I can’t understand why we would do that…it adds insult to injury.
Keep it simple. You have a really good headline face with Myriad. Do the overline in Myriad Light Condensed (maybe all-caps) and let it be. And, by all means, drop the red!!!! This overline calls too much attention to itself. I think we’re trying too hard. And anytime you want to use a funky font (like Tekton)…DON’T. AM I YELLING???!!! YESSSS!!!!
I’m fine with the rest of the page (except for the widow at the top of the second leg in the “Old Glory…” package.
OK..time for the rest of you to jump in. What do you think of the overline? How would you fix it?