Print scores. Again!


Jan. 1, 2018 — Print scores again as Georgia players celebrate their victory over the Oklahoma during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, Calif.                                                                                                                                              HYOSUB SHIN/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution had these babies ready to go at the end of the Monday’s semifinal College Football Playoff. Of course they had to cart them across country. Of course they had to keep them super top secret and of course they would have been destroyed in total secrecy had the Bulldogs not won.

Again…. no one is holding up a tablet displaying a web page!


What will they do in the future?


I saw this blurb in a magazine noting the anniversary of the event and the new movie about it. Of course, there’s the obligatory front page image.

What will designers do in the future when they don’t have front pages to draw from? Will they pull from the archive of web page PDFS (that was a joke), or come up with something that is now unimaginable?

One of these days, all of these look back to past front pages are all going to be from the same source (The New York Times, Washington Post, maybe USA Today) for national news, but what happens when there is no historical print record of local events.

I’m glad I won’t be around for that future.

Losers and winners


Looking at how the home town newspapers played the Super bowl on their from pages, no doubt that The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s headline is much more impactful than The Boston Globe’s. I guess when you win five it’s almost ho-hum?

Aside from the skyboxes, the AJC devoted its entire front page to coverage…. including the ad! The Globe also had an ad for the football game, but they managed to get in some real news.