SND member showcase:
Emily Morrow, Baltimore Sun

One of our favorite things to do here at The Blog is troll through the page galleries over at NewsPageDesigner, our partner portfolio site. There's a great serendipity seeing news pages uploaded right next to illustration right next to sports or business to graphics to ... Well, you get the idea.

The beauty of Tim Frank's creation, years later, is still that it gives us all a place to share and discover new work. The way it helped us find each other was one of the big revelations of print designers who were just starting to come online. It began to change the craft so we could instantly see ideas (and maybe borrow a little bit).

To wit on that whole seeing thing: The uploading of many pages in a row by the same person, the usual sign of a newcomer to NPD, or someone who has not posted for a few months.

We're not sure which category Emily Morrow of The Baltimore Sun falls into, but her illustration portfolio knocked our collective socks off, both because we don't know her work well and for all the smart ways she's trying to tell stories. It's fresh, and we mean that in the best way.

Take that cool spot piece at the top of the post for a book review on the art of writing obituaries, executed in a starkness of tone coupled with conceptual strength. Strong stuff.

We don't know Emily, but a quick check of the SND database reveals she is a member, so we're hoping she reads The Blog and can comment on her recent work -- and we hope she enters it in The Best of Newspaper Design next year!

For now, though, we'll show you some of Emily's illustration (check out that NPD portfolio for more) and use her as what we hope can be a weekly feature on SND members doing cool stuff. With some 2,500 of you, we may need to go daily!

Have ideas for an SNDer we should highlight? Shoot The Blog a message and we'll check it out!

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Blogger octavio diaz said...

Woohoo, Emily! Congrats!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Colin Smith said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful portfolio. These elegant, unexpected and even whimsical illustrations point to everything good page design should be. Congratulations on succeeding in the very difficult task of capturing the spirit of the content.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 2:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Emily Morrow said...

I really appreciate the comments and the blog mention. It was a real treat to see this :).

I definitely feel like I'm still learning, so it's nice to get such positive feedback.

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 6:59:00 PM  

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