Wednesday, 23 January 2013

When page layouts go bad

Two stories that shouldn't share a page.
More headline & pic combos at Funny or Die.
Having worked on a newspaper and edited a good few newsletters (and, ok a bad few too), I aim to pay attention re what's next to what in a layout.

I've gathered for your delectation some examples of what happens when you don't - here are my favourite headline faux pas.


Unfortunate choice of pic from www.happyplace.com

Awkward placing of an advert

Awkward placing of advert #2


10 comments:

  1. Thank you, you have made an old man very happy.

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    1. Could be worse - I could have made a happy man very old!

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  2. Well spotted, BB! If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the first one.

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    1. I like the falling off the cliff one best!

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  3. I'm still scratching my head over just what that last picture is: a tower? a spaceship? A robot? Thanks for the laugh this morning!

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    1. I thought it was a bald head 8-/

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    2. I thought it looked like....ohh, never mind. After all this is a clean blog. Isn't it...?

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  4. How do the editors MISS these?! Very funny. Sometimes the same mismatches happen on TV - you know, when the programme is only just over and they talk over the credits about what's coming next and it's just totally inappropriate. Also on Radio 4 when they start having a laugh and a joke on the Today programme (I wish they wouldn't - it's getting like a zoo in that studio) and then find themselves having to announce a very tragic news story. Anyway, I'll stop now. I'm on a roll!

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