Hot Off the Press: The Star Press

This morning’s Star Press in Muncie, Ind.; click on the image for a bigger view. The paper continues to push the envelope on over-the-top Front Page designs. Today’s lede about the famous fat cat and his creator, Muncie native Jim Davissays: “Stick some candles in the lasagna; it’s Garfield‘s 30th birthday! Word has it that, while the fat cat’s creator, Jim Davis, is taking a low-key approach to marking this milestone, the folks at Paws Inc., will celebrate the day with a picnic, perhaps an afternoon of golf, maybe even some water balloons.”

Too much art, too little text — or just right? Your thoughts, in the comments section, below. To e-mail confidentially, use this link from a non-work computer; see Tipsters Anonymous Policy in the green sidebar, upper right.

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7 Responses to “Hot Off the Press: The Star Press”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i dig it…

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Nice page, but is Garfield an Indiana thing?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    @12:23: yeah, Jim Davis is from Muncie.

  4. mike Says:

    Awesome Job Star Press designers.. Bravo

  5. Anonymous Says:

    It’s fresh, it’s different, it’s something that you can actually look forward to receiving if they can keep that up. Nice job!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Nice design. While at the paper in Asheville the art director got all slap happy about doing this throughout the paper. The Ad Director saw another paper in Kentucky do this and thought it was a good idea to copy. (why waist the time being original) As a graphic designer I thought it was out of the box design idea and was ready to start a new trend. All the designers started creating new designs only to be stone walled by the news and production departments that did not want to do any extra work just to be creative. How do you like them apples. Gee, I wonder why things are being outsourced.

  7. James Says:

    I love it. It’s big, bold and beautiful.

    I’m surprised that the brass allowed the designer to use up that much space on the front page especially since the Star Press is on the 44-inch web. It’s definitely worth it though since it really grabs the reader.

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