Daily Archives: 01/02/2012

PBS short on typography


TOO MANY PEOPLE who design newspaper pages know nothing (really…nothing!) about typography. That’s like a surgeon with no knowledge of anatomy.

This piece from PBS is no primer, but it does offer a sense of why typography is important.

Take a look.

More to come.

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Community newspapering has its rewards and its…well…gunk

JOSEPH J. KOLB is the publisher of The Gallup Herald in Gallup, NM. And the way Kolb tells it in this piece for Editor & Publisher, life at his paper is always busy…and never dull.

In Kolb’s article, he mentions Shane Scoggins, publisher of the Franklin County Citizen in Lavonia, Ga. Scoggins tells a story that epitomizes community newspapering: “I was covering a story where I had to get into a pigpen to take a photo. After the assignment I then had to cover a swanky Republican Party fundraiser, which I went to still with gunk on my shoes.”

An enlightening article…especially for those of you at community newspapers.

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Chalkin’ it up

JULIAN BEEVER is a sidewalk chalk artist whose work has appeared all across Europe.

Beever’s got a wonderful sense of humor that’s evident in all of his illusions. He often interacts with his illusions to add to their sense of reality and depth.

Examples of his work follow. Enjoy!

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