This example of type attack is used for a story about the meaning of a hockey goalie’s mask. I look at the image and see “hockey” but not necessarily “goalie mask.” Still, I find the design engaging and appropriate because it uses words that are meaningful to a hockey player. The layout also adheres well to the design and Gestalt principles of harmony, contrast and similarity.
An artistic illustration drives this business features page design. The idea of a butterfly emerging from a cocoon is applied to a story about two startup businesses that became successful. I like the bold, warm colors and contrast.
An entertainment features story about the Oscars is designed with a photo illustration layout. The illustration manages to convey a lot at one time: different stars up for the awards, movies the celebs represent and the exciting question of who will win. But the illustration is still clean and makes beautiful use of white space. The bold headline complements the illustration.
This sports features page is driven by a documentary photo. The story about NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is well represented by a photo that conveys ideas like a burning desire to win and smoking the competition. The headline, “Front Burner,” also complements the photo.
I picked this page as my choice because it utilizes different elements of the above examples. I can argue that type attack influences the big headline. A cutout from a documentary photo is also used. I also liked the application of the art of the simple idea in the layout. The designer used the golfer’s last name, Yang, and half a yin yang to make a simple, clean and beautiful page.
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