TAKING A WEEK OFF from commenting on pages. But we need more pages for comment…so send yours in!
A couple of months ago, I mentioned that I think pull quotes with oversized quote marks are dated. They still feel v-e-r-y 1960s-1970s to me. I’m not as turned off by them in magazines but I think they’re distracting in newspapers. Perhaps I’m a bit to persnickety about that but it’s not a look I recommend to any of my clients.
My “dated” comment was focused on a quote I saw on a page from Jeanette Kendall of Times Newspapers. When she responded with more pages, Jeanette later wrote: “You made the comment on one of our papers that the over-sized quotes were outdated for a pull quote. I am wondering what an updated design would look like.”
Here’s the quote, lifted from Jeanette’s page:
Following are some options I designed recently. They’re all set in fonts of Formata and Arno Pro, two typefaces I’m using in a current redesign project.
You can like ’em…or not. That’s up to you. But I think they’re clean and contemporary…and, yes, I did mean for F to be flush right. Someday, we can do a whole ‘nother post on that!
Certainly willing to hear your feedback—especially from you, Jeanette!