Newseum.org offers daily content for the newspaper geek. Of which, I am. In particular, I like dissecting the front page. Luckily for me, Newseum posts its top 10 fronts from around the world every day.
Of today’s top 10 fronts on Newseum, all featured the same topic: Back to the Future Day. As one might imagine, there were only so many ways to parody the font from the movie poster or place stills from the film, so here’s what I consider the top-three fronts for this most singular of days.
The Orange County Register
I love how minimal their flag is. It makes the date module cutout beneath it really pop out. Plus, this was the only paper to really highlight the DeLorean, and the gull-wing doors fit well within the quiet background and help create an illusion that the car is just floating on the page. Not crazy about the bubble images with the orange borders, and they really ate up a lot of real estate on the page with the keys to online content, but otherwise it just blows every other front away today.
Press-Telegram (Long Beach)
The Press-Telegram manages to include a shot of Marty McFly’s performance at his mom’s prom. Seeing his goose step next to a current mugshot and couched under the subhead, “Where are they now?” creates a poignant juxtaposition given Michael J. Fox’s real-life struggle with Parkinson’s.
The Times (Indiana)
The Times had the best riff on the movie’s original typography. Coupled with the idea to run a story on predictions the movie got right and wrong, it creates the kind of thing I like to read while eating cereal. Only takes one eye, and I don’t have to think. The drop cap styled after the analog clock digits of Doc Brown’s time machine is a nice touch, too.