So, last night was my first front page as a designer for the OU newspaper (The Post). After about 6 or 7 hours I worked to create this. The stories included are about the Chardon killings, a deer taxidermist (classic south-eastern Ohio topic), a feature on Men’s Basketball, and five (or so) buildings OU is planning on improving.
We used the deer taxidermist as the centerpiece (they had to have their reasons for that [what they were, I do not know]). I gave the headline a pair of antlers, just to dress it up a little. I then gave it some white space around it to stand out a bit.
The graphic on the bottom I plan on posting separate just so you guys can see it up close. The illustrations took a surprisingly long time to do and the amount of detail probably wasn’t necessary for the amount of space I had to work with.
Overall, I think it went really well for my first front. Definitely portfolio worthy.