NYT Special tribute to extraordinary black men, women who were left out of obituaries when they died

A Design to Bring Life to Death – “A special section in the Sunday paper paid tribute to extraordinary black men and women who were left out of The Times’s obituaries when they died. Its design aims to bring joy to readers:  By Andrew Sondern…”Death is not often a cause for joy. But a special edition of Overlooked, which tells the stories of a dozen extraordinary black men and women who were left out of The Times’s obituary pages when they died, is a reason to celebrate. I designed the print edition of the project, which marks the arrival of Black History Month with a special section in Sunday’s newspaper. These obituaries reanimate the legacies of the overlooked, so it was important that the design felt as joyful and respectful as the articles themselves. With that in mind, I wanted the design to render those feelings of discovery and celebration and to largely avoid the plaintive grayscale imagery that often dominates the visual…

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