The Mario Blog
04.15.2014—1am
Type attacks can come to rescue of that front page

​TAKEAWAY: I have always been a fan of using what I call “type attacks” as an option when photos and illustrations are not available. From time to time even a type attack appears on a front page, as happened this past week at Aftenposten of Norway.

​TAKEAWAY: I have always been a fan of using what I call “type attacks” as an option when photos and illustrations are not available. From time to time even a type attack appears on a front page, as happened this past week at Aftenposten of Norway.

Every designer should carry a “type attack” plan of action in his/her bag of tools. Or at least keep it in mind for when a photo or illustration just won’t cut it to illustrate the point of a story.

I have always felt that a type attack is always a great solution and can be exciting visually and tell the story quite quickly.

Our Garcia Media Europesenior art director, Constantin Eberle, sends this front page from Aftenposten, with a lead story about Norwegians and how they do abroad. Here the type attack headline was the answer. Notice that while there are small head shots, it is a wise idea to use the headline as the lead visual element, since the editors did not feel they wished to highlight ONE specific Norwegian abroad.

Previously about Type Attacks

http://www.garciamedia.com/blog/articles/designing_mondays_front_page_for_mas_por_mas

http://garciamedia.com/blog/articles/pprint_design_its_those_small_details_that_count_p

A front page of impact

While discussing newspaper front pages, I was very impressed by the front page of The Kansas City Star reporting a tragic incident in which a man identified as a white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader went on a shooting rampage in that left three dead at a Jewish Community Center on the eve of Passover.

For more:

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/13/4958621/doctor-grandson-in-heaven-together.html

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