People love pet stories, and they had to love this one about NH’s official state dog breed, the Chinook, making its debut at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Fun story and photos by Shawne Wickham, with a fact box I pulled together from a little web research.
A wire service feature included some nice art and presented the opportunity for a headline that works on two levels.
File photos of shoppers, shopping carts and parking lots were the only art options for the story about Target’s cyber security breach, so I decided to build our centerpiece and its headline treatment around the retailer’s iconic logo.
I tried to take a magazine approach to this package, creating a color palette that played off the wood tones in the photos by the story’s author, Nancy Bean Foster. The headline is a play on words, as the subject’s niche is matching the bowls’ makers to particular customers.
We had already used the orange-jumpsuit photo of the guy accused of shooting a Manchester cop after a foot chase, so we didn’t have much art to illustrate this centerpiece. We did, however, have a great quote from another guy who told us about his own violent encounter with the shooter. Sometimes a headline can serve as the primary visual element on a page.