ONE OF MY DELIGHTS as a consultant is that I occasionally get the chance to work with some pretty talented designers. I think Marcus is one of them. Here’s a front he did for the recently redesigned Daily Times.
FROM MARCUS: This was our Sunday front for the build up to Civil War 150th. Suggestions for improvement?
1. Love the smoke going from the cannon over the “smoke clears” headline. That’s a great touch!
2. Don’t understand the reason for capping “Forgotten” in the Civil War package.
3. The hand art in the teasers is just a bit too big for me. It’s a distraction.
4. V-e-r-y subtle touch that I really like: the use of the “N” and “S” drop caps on the North and South stories in the Civil War package. And putting them into blue and gray was also very nice. How many beers did it take for you to bribe the writers to make that happen?
Just to set the record straight, for southerners it was not the “Civil War,” but “The War Between the States.” In some parts of the south, it was called “The War of Northern Aggression.” Really. Check it out!
Regardless, this Damn Yankee-now-a-Son-of-the-South really likes the package. Well done, suh! Well done, indeed.
So…how about the rest of you? Want to salute this page…or shoot at it?