Illustrated headlines

BY CHUCK GREEN What is so cool about design is that there is no such thing as not having enough to work with—budget, space, illustrations, and so on. If there is a limit, it is my imagination. And there's certainly nothing “wrong” with these headlines (figure 1)—but they sure grab more attention after I set them in an imaginary box (figure 2).

This typeface (Interstate Ultra Black by Tobias Frere-Jones [Font Bureau]) is a wonderful example of a typeface that is a beautiful design in itself (I particularly like the shape of the cap “S”).


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