The Story: Another year and there’s another football season to document. It’s challenging to come up with ways to display season tickets, a fridge magnet, photos and other bits of ephemera.
Stats: I designed a little card with the season win-loss record, the name of the coach, and the names of the quarterbacks. I’ve been including this information on my football pages since I started going to games in 2000 and it adds great context.
Lots of Newspaper: Every year I decide to save different things. This year I had a lot of newspaper articles to work with. I spaced them throughout the pages and they cover some very key events. Hindsight is always fabulous because I already know that these articles would have big implications a few years later.
Write in the Dates: When I use newspaper articles, somewhere around the article I’ll write the date in very small writing. It’s probably the archivist in me, but I like to have record of when the piece was published.
Vertical Stripes: I added some flair by cutting eighth-inch stripes out of blue, gold, and white cardstock and glued them down the side of the page. I like how it adds a little something without being distracting.
That’s it, a whopping 4 layouts for the season (not including the Big Game, that will come later!).
Fonts: Bebas (yellow headline), Nevis (white headline, photo captions), Ostrich Sans (tall thin letters), Microsoft Yi Batiti (short thin letters)| Tools: Silhouette SD (headlines, logo), Epson Stylus R2000 (photos) | Supplies: Epson Semigloss Photo Paper (photos) | Keepsakes Included: Season tickets, magnet schedule, newspaper clippings, parking permit, pocket schedule.