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Monthly Archives: February 2012

I’d like to thank the Academy…

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An Oscar spotlight I particularly enjoyed was one done by the LA TImes. The newspaper’s website featured images of the Best Picture award winners from the show’s inception to the 2012 show. This montage was a unique means of both highlighting one of the most anticipated awards of the event and providing an informative look at the history of the winners. Because the timeline is told through photos, readers are more inclined to continue clicking through the tabs all the way to the last image. Innovative and entertaining! See more here:

http://timelines.latimes.com/academy-awards/

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The Gestalt Principle: Similarity and Closure

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Black and white and read all over

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A splash of…gray?

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Typography..saving minds from danger

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I chose this image because it effectively sends a message that education is more powerful than any weapon. It is an attention grabber because of its shape as a gun and particularly engages the reader because of the smaller font size used for the word “education.” This message is a discrete means of encouraging education while discouraging gun use. While not stated, it is a distinct reason why the typographer chose to use a gun rather than some other weapon. This image could run either as a standalone ad or in accordance with a story on education and gun statistics.