AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, this blog until recently was focused on my commenting on page submissions from reader/subscribers. After thinking it over for some time, I decided to take the blog in a different direction.
But occasionally I receive page that’s just too different to not post. This is one of them. The page comes from Kristin Coker at the Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, SC.
FROM KRISTIN: It has been awhile…I have a page that I hope you will like because you inspired it. I do know how much you like negative space. For this page we had a few pictures that were kind of ho-hum. Thankfully, the page was faith-inspired and I loved the headline my editor gave me to work with. It gave me the idea to form a cross on the page and to leave everything else white. A few people thought I lost my marbles when they saw it run off the press—until they got that it formed a cross. So hopefully, everyone else will get the idea and like it, too? What do you think?
FROM ED: I think it’s different and appealing. Not too sure about the use of the swirly-thingies above the headline, though. I think they may call too much attention to themselves. A question: Why are the headline and drop head in purple? Another question: What does “anchoring” have to do with the story? Not sure I get the meaning. Those points aside, I like it!
How about the rest of you? Would you have had the moxie to try this? Would your editor/publisher have hyperventilated about all the negative space?
Jump in with your comments.