Last summer I read a book called “Memories of a Dirt Road Town”. Some days, I feel like that is my life. A dirt road town. Now, if I’m being honest, my town has lots of pavement (although no stop lights in the town of which my address resides). But, my neighborhood, well, that’s only a dirt road! We live one mile in on a dirt road so I think I can with reason relate to the title of the book.
Why is that relevant to my story today? Well, because living in a small town, on a dirt road, we live a bit of a sheltered life. Top speed on the highway is 60 MPH. Not much adventure around here. But when we went on vacation, we travelled on the freeway. After a few minutes of adjusting to multiple lanes going the same speed and direction (or rather, after adjusting to being passed on both sides of us – hey, we are only on the freeway a few times a year) we decided to see what kind of visual intrigue we passed on the freeway. There is usually a lot of guessing going on as we pass many trucks. It’s become a favorite pastime of ours when travelling. This trip was even complete with a few bombs! You can bet my “coconut bombing” kids loved that (they love Swiss Family Robinson).
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Design Tip: Visual Triangle The use of the red twine tied in three different points on the page create a triangle. The objective of the visual triangle is to lead your eye through the page, directing (or highlighting) the key items. In this case, the visual triangle leads the eye from the top left through the photos to the title, then the pictures. The red twine also creates repetition, which results in happy, non-confusing pages.
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