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The Standard-Times

The Standard-Times

‘Now Entering Peculiar’ feature page design for The Standard-Times at SouthCoast Media Group

This page design claimed first place at the 2009 NEAPNEA awards in the class II feature/perspective page category. To date, I have won three first place awards from NEAPNEA (now merged with NESNE and NENPA).

This feature looked into the plethora of strangely named localities around the United States. In looking for a good headline for it, I thought it would be nifty if there was a town or city somewhere called “Strange” or “Weird” so that I could simply make the headline “Now Entering Weird.”

I had no luck in finding either—but before long, I did discover a city in Cass County, Missouri called “Peculiar,” which prompted the creation of the headline graphic, which was done in Photoshop.