05.18.17: (Small) capping it off
LAST WEEK’S hint focused on drop caps, making the point that they can sometimes be very large, as to accompany a full-page feature story.
The InDesign default for drop caps is three lines, in the same type face and color as text (left, above). Many newspapers use this as a style to begin a feature or editorial column.
You can rework your drop cap style to be a bit larger, and in a different font and color (center).
If you don’t like the feel of a drop cap on a column, there’s another choice: The use of small caps on the first two or three words.
Give it a look…you might find it a good fit for your design.
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