JOSH is an occasional contributor. It’s good to see another submission from him.
I just wanted to submit this section cover for the blog. “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee is from Monroeville, and there is an annual stage production of TKAM, including scenes in the courtroom used as a model for the one in the movie. The man who plays Atticus and the kids in the play were all unavailable, so I went with Boo Radley for the cover photo, and this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think.
1. I know this is supposed to be a welcome/visitor’s guide but the photo doesn’t feel very welcoming. No, we don’t want Boo smiling…but perhaps you should have waited for one of the other actors to be available. Boo appears looming and dour. Not very welcoming.
2. Did you consider running the “Welcome to…” title flush right? It might have been interesting to align it along the left edge of the door jamb.
3. I like the photo package along the bottom but wonder if some color other than black might have served better as the background. I might have experimented with the orangish color of the swatches on the green background in the photo—or perhaps the same gold in the “Welcome to…” title type.
So, I’ve picked some nits here but my main concern is still the lowering photo. I just don’t feel very “welcome” looking at this cover.
How about the rest of you? Thoughts? Suggestions?