Friday, May 29, 2009

Design for Journalists Project #4

Good morning/afternoon/evening Bloggy Friends,

The fourth project in my design for journalists class was to design the layout of the front page of a newspaper. We were each given different stories, and were then asked to create either a national, local or international front page. I chose to do a national paper. One of our jobs was to cipher through the stories, to see which ones would be most relevant for the cover.

To get ideas for the layout I went to the NEWSEUM website to check out a few of the front pages across the country. I focused mainly on the San Francisco Chronicle, because it brought back memories.

I was happy with my final product. It's fairly basic, but I thought I incorporated a nice flow to the page. I also took the time to add extra elements like an index and a recycling logo. I felt very accomplished once I printed it out and turned it in. I loved getting a chance to learn these things.

Final Grade: 150/150

I hope you guys have a great weekend. We have a few exciting things planned. Our social calendar seems to be filling up now that the temperatures are getting warmer. We're really enjoying our first spring/summer in Center City.

I'll chat with you soon.

Love, Josh

4 comments:

JC said...

Very good! I think it looks like a professional paper! When are you all coming to Tampa for a visit. I mean we've been to Nashville and San Francisco. LOL!! Have a great weekend!

Bill Fogle said...

Nice!

Casey said...

Great job on the newspaper cover. Hope you have a great weekend. I'm enjoying it so far and off to a margarita party tonight. Woo-hoo!!

Rick Watson said...

How fun is this? Great work! Graphic Design is probably something I would consider as a career next to Interior. It's a challenge, but the creative side of it has endless possibilities! I love it!