IT’S BEEN A WHILE since we’ve seen a page from Marc, so we were glad to receive this recent submission. Marc’s note follows, with Ed’s comments below his page.
My centerfold from last week … last-minute, all submitted pictures and not of very good quality. Haven’t posted in a while so thought I’d send this along before Guido pays me a visit …
1. Whenever I do a spread, I’m sure to run a photo across the fold. This helps pull the two pages together.
2. Did you consider taking the screened box across the width of the entire design? I might have run it in seven legs, one for each item in the box. Having two or three legs shorter than the others would add to the feature look of the entire spread.
3. Putting the photo packages and the screened box in the corners of the design tends to draw the reader’s eye away from the story—and perhaps off the page.
4. I’d have avoided the grouped captions. Readers find it easier going if there’s a caption under each photo.
How about the rest of you? Is Ed being too nit-picky here? What are your thoughts?