HERE’S AN EXTRAORDINARY PAGE from Michael. His note follows, with comments from Ed below the page.
I have another A1 for this week’s paper [Ed note: June 30] that we just finished. It’s a 10-year anniversary special report on the Myrtle Beach tornado of July 6, 2001.
Here are a few thoughts: I’m required to place the postal permit in the upper right hand corner. Our paper doesn’t get delivered without it. I’m also required to have the bar code. I wanted to go six columns with the submitted tornado pic so tucked [the bar code] in the bottom left corner of the photo. It normally goes in the bottom left corner of the page under my teasers, but I eliminated my teasers to accommodate the tornado package.
It’s the best I thought I could do considering I’m our publication’s editor, lead designer, reporter and main photographer. I really do wish I could just get rid of the postal permit.
Thanks for the helpful feedback!
Overall, I love the top of the page. Great play on the photo and you really did fine with the postal box and the bar code. Only two nits I’d mention:
1. I think you downplayed the nameplate too much. Almost looks like an afterthought.
2. Not sure I’d have bothered with the Rivoli Theatre story on the front. I’d have gone purely with the tornado package, making it as large as possible.
How about the rest of you? Thoughts?