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Spatula, graduation front page graphic is effective

Posted in graphic design, photo illustration, teaser, underemployment by adambsullivan on November 17, 2008

Today’s best graphic goes to Dothan, Alabama’s Dothan Eagle.

The dominant copy is about underemployment. The article says that a quarter of Alabama’s population is in a job that doesn’t fully utilize their skills or education.

The Eagle creatively illustrates the topic with a photo illustration of of graduation mortar boards throw up with a spatula. It illustrates the the classic example of underemployment: of college graduates being reduced to flipping burgers.

Unfortunately, the graphic is pushed almost below the fold by an obnoxious football teaser.


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