Boulder Daily Camera: Front Page - April 26, 2013
- I had a chance here to get creative with the headline. “Huge, huge hole” doesn’t do well as just a simple, 100-point line, so I mixed it up, trying a few different orientations to make the headline it’s own art element. That, paired with the photo, tops the story well.
- I also like that the larger photo was on the bottom this time, mixing up the Camera’s usual style.
- The rest of the page is so clean and simple, letting the centerpiece dominate. A “huge, huge” piece of the page, as it deserves.
A cute cover, and certainly something that gets your attention, subtly.
In the spirit of openheartedness and what life is really all about, I’ll go so far as to say that the fear of others may mask some deep-seated desire to understand, and maybe even to love. Because really, what is there to be afraid of? Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: “Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?” (Score two for Moms.)
—Chris Ware on his cover of the May 13, 2013 issue, “Mother’s Day.” Get the story behind the cover: http://nyr.kr/10d7TyC
Why Design Matters
If Snow Fall Were Published in a Standard Template
A really great discussion about how consideration of design and presentation really can affect the quality of a story - or project like this one.
I am in beautiful Bergen, Norway, this week for the Nordic Media Festival. I gave a talk this morning on digital storytelling and, of course, everyone wanted to talk about Snow Fall.
As part of the presentation — and to drive home my point about design — I mocked up what Snow Fall might have been had our brilliant design, graphics and video teams not taken this project on.
Since a couple people asked for it, I decided to post the images here.
Doesn’t really grab you like the actual piece, does it?
Charles Apple, yet again providing me with a link to some great looking pages.
These fronts, while heavy on the information, are still eye-catching and well done. They communicate the data in quick hits, making it easy to digest for the rest of us. I really enjoyed the way that color and photos were used, and wanted to share them with you all.
A Special Word of Thanks
To my beautiful, wonderful mother.
Each year, I hope to take a moment to write a few lines on Mother’s Day. To say to everyone how thankful I am for my mother and all she’s given me. Not only did she instill all of the best values, she encouraged me to make my own choices. To reason my way through things and find my own way.
She’s been there every day, supporting me and making sure I feel that same, unchanging love always and forever. And I live each day hoping to exemplify all the goodness she’s given me.
So thanks, mom, for being my everything. I love you so much.
NO. 1 MOST VIEWED
At least at this point. Love seeing that folks are checking out my weekly column for the Colorado Daily (that you can check out here).
A BIG DAY FOR THIS JOURNALIST
About a month or two ago, I wrote an article for the Boulder Daily Camera about an exhibit of the history of beer at the Boulder History Museum.
And after it ran in a few of our special publications, I’d sent the link to my parents and friends, etc., I tucked it away as my first big feature for the Camera and kept on with life.
Then today, I find out that it ran in the Denver Post today!
I seriously couldn’t be more excited about this :D My very first byline to appear in the Denver Post!! And as a designer, I’ll take any writing accomplishment I can get.
Found it on their site, here’s the link.
YAY! What a wonderful day.
BEHIND THE COVER
Flipping through my different social media outlets, I came across this cover. Boston Magazine’s cover following the bombings.
It’s … well, it’s beautiful.
My favorite part? the “We Will Finish The Race” in the center. So small, yet you definitely see it and take note.
Read about their design choice here.
What a clever twist on this topic. Understated, yet beautifully done.
New cover ShortList magazine
Art Director: Kevin Fay tells me:
“for this cover on Gun Culture we adapted an original artwork by artist Ben Turnbull (benturnbull.com) to create a school desk style image which incorporated our masthead.”
Editor: Martin Robinson
Deputy Editor: Hamish MacBain
Photography Director: Joanna Moran
Digital Imaging: Justin Metz
Deputy Art Editor: Tim Lane
Junior Designer: Caroline Warner