Thursday, June 24, 2010
Thou shall use color appropriately in my newspaper
Tracy Collins, senior director of operations at The Arizona Republic, gave an eye-opening presentation on design and typography this morning.
It was very humbling to see my school's pdf's of the big screen. I knew we overused color, but seeing it pointed out was helpful. I have been letting my students decide was colors to use, but now I will be able to guide them better in making choices that are appealing to the readers' eye.
Loved the 10 Commandments of Type. The video clips and effects were hilarious. I learned many technical terms about type that I never knew before.
The Newseum's Front Pages is very valuable source for good ideas. My staff and I often look to them for inspiration.
George County High School