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Behind the scenes is the best part

Looking around the crowd, I felt like I should hurry up and get to work so I didn’t miss deadline.

But there were no computers or police scanners or even clocks at this gathering. Only the lake, burgers and beer.

This past weekend, many of my former colleagues and I gathered at Lake Wylie to celebrate a place we’d once known during our journalism careers – The Herald newspaper. We laughed and talked and told stories and enjoyed each others’ company.

The person planning the event, Ken, asked everyone to submit stories about their lives in the early days of working in the newsroom. He asked me to gather those responses – and what better way to do that, than in newspaper form?

Here are the pages I designed ahead of the event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, not everyone submitted answers, and not all the stories were told. I heard a couple more at the event that I just had to share with you – they can be found on my personal blog, here. Enjoy your insider’s look into what newspaper life was really like!

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Google: Comic Sans for Everyone

Today Google announces a new initiative: Comic Sans for Everyone. To the dismay of graphic designers and web programmers everywhere, Google is going to make Comic Sans the default font across all Google products on April 4th. “Whether it’s search results, text ads, emails, or documents, our research has consistently shown that the most effective way […]

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Houses are Measurable (Sometimes Edible)

Holiday greeting card designed for Home Measuring Services:

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2010 Marine Corps Marathon

On October 31st, Melissa ran the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC. This was her second marathon, but since we were out of town and with the size of the event being much larger than the first one, we were both just as excited as the first. As many people do when they are […]

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

As long as I can remember, my family enjoyed Beaujolais Nouveau soon after, if not the day of, it’s release date. Since I was a child, my mother would order a couple of bottles by air freight, just so friends and family could have a taste before that sea shipments made it over here from […]