JULIE SUBMITS some pages from a recent Progress edition. Her note first, then to the pages.
FROM JULIE: Attached and in the following e-mails are a few pages from our first-ever progress edition that we entitled “Journeys”. Most of the inside content pages were filled with ads and corresponding articles about the advertisers, all following a standard layout.
The pages I am sending represent the breakdown that we created for the edition, trying to incorporate old Greer with the new in a way that would be interesting to our readers.
Overall, we were pleased with the final result and have gotten a lot of positive feedback from the community.
As always, I have found a few things I would change in hindsight (I failed to provide cutline details for the color cover photos and the inside cover historical photos), but was interested in sending it along for your blog.
Thanks for returning to the old format. It’s fun to see what our fellow newspapers are up to, and it keeps us on the ball thinking of creative design ideas.
FROM ED: I like the look! It’s clean, it’s crisp, it’s consistent. And the use of negative space is generous.
Noce work overlaying the photos. A minus: The use of Mistral as the script font. It’s just a bit to funky and seems to take away a bit from the overall crisp feel of the design. Also, the use of lower case in the labels seems a bit of a dated approach to me. I’d get away from that.
Photos are good and you give them good play.
It’s a keeper!