Special commemorative issue

While moving into my new place in Charlottesville, I came across this newspaper front I designed for the News & Messenger in Northern Virginia. It’s a special commemorative issue for the Battle of Manassas/Bull Run, which took place July 21, 1861. My front ran July 25, 2011 and captured the re-enactment activities.

This was a fun design because of the extensive use of rules (in gutters, in-between headlines and decks), all-caps headlines, serifed fonts and italic cutlines. It gave the newspaper that old-time feel.