column to concept

working with the 3 column grid, I played with a variety of ways of creating compositions and layering images with type. my focus with layering and showing general images from the depression to illustrate that people hid behind her smile, as well as fdr. I’m not sure if the large transparent type is working out, will have to check it out when i get it printed, i’m afraid it might be a bit noisy. what i enjoy about this layout is the circles which give the spreads a bubbly personality like the subject of the article.

now with the 5 column grid i stuck with a cleaner/simpler approach with less clutter. the more generous top and bottom margins help give the content more breathing room. ย i focused on black and white images to imply the time period, and they work well in contrasting the happiness of shirley’s smile with the dreary aspect of the depression.

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