20 November 2008
Decided to really bust out our package of the theatre department's performance of "Hedda Gabler." It is a double cast show, and it turns out each cast has it's own, very distinct, personality...so we basically have two different shows.

We devoted both Arts pages to the production, as well as two different A1s. Here are the front pages:

The front page became a little stacked because of the design, but other than than that it turned out alright.
posted by Chase at 11:50 AM |


At November 20, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Blogger JHitts

Nice...so how'd you decide which A1 to use? Did you just print half of them with Kate and the other half with Heidi and then...mix them up?


At November 20, 2008 at 12:30 PM, Blogger Chase Purdy

Yes, they were half-and-half.


At November 20, 2008 at 9:12 PM, Blogger Tony Gonzalez

Great idea and well-executed. After a long day, I'd basically forgotten it was distribution day for you. I do think you could have mixed up the other news stories layouts, but overall a great effort.


At November 21, 2008 at 1:30 AM, Blogger Chase Purdy


Yes, in hindsight I should have mixed some of the content...it became sort of a judgment call about clarity:

Would a second A1 with mixed content be too confusing for the readership...losing the sense of one paper with two different A1 teasers?

I figured keeping all the content design the same would not only be easier for the readership...but also make life easier for copy-editors, since moving A1 design around would have caused a bit of a hassle with the jumps, etc.

I'd spend the extra 20-40 minutes of design time to mix around some though, if I could.