The Lafayette Journal & Courier wrote a great piece in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX on June 24, 2012. Because I helped launch the sports section when they were transitioned to the studio back in May, I’ve formed a strong connection with the paper’s sports editor. He really wanted to do something special for this monumental milestone in women’s sports. He handed over a file of photos and basically said, “Have at it.”
I decided to go with a throwback, old timey look feel for the sports section. I used a torn edge, paper background and carried that look throughout the cover and the two-page inside spread. I even removed the iPhone and social media logo in the flag and replaced it with a rotary phone, just to keep with the throwback idea.