This Dazed and Confused double truck was an initially stressful undertaking because it was a last-minute switch added to the print ladder. The issue, themed around Austin’s past, present and future included stories about city parks, gentrification and the nature of a place so many students call “home.” When I learned that a photojournalism student had compiled a photo essay about this iconic Austin film, I knew it belonged in this issue in spite of our looming print deadline. The content allowed me to get creative with the design and the page quickly came together. I incorporated the fonts from the movie posters and utilized a ’70s color palette to fit the era of the film. I also utilized white space between the photo story dominant and the body copy as well as alignment for a smooth reader experience that easily navigates from photo to photo. This all made the design appealing and accessible to our audience of students.

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