UPDATE – 8:30 P.M.
This post was completely rewritten from what I posted Saturday afternoon, in order to reflect comments from the paper’s editor.
Who was up real late last night, obviously
Folks in Ames, Iowa, are over the moon today after the Iowa State Cyclones pulled off a stunning double-overtime victory over No. 2-ranked Oklahoma State last night.
I’m not sure when was the last time the student paper there — the Iowa State Daily — put out a Saturday edition. Perhaps never. And they didn’t today, either, especially given that school has let out for the Thanksgiving break.
But the staff did put out a special electronic edition today, lushly illustrated with photos of last night’s win.
Daily editor Jake Lovett tells us:
The game ended at around 11 p.m. I joked on Twitter that I was calling our press to order a special edition print for Monday. From there Moriah Smith, our creative director, emailed me about doing a PDF, and we were off.
Moriah and Brigitte Fleckenstein, our regular page one designers, came in from an hour away to work on it. The two of them knocked out the entirety of the design.
Because there was no press configuration to worry about, the ISD folks could break all sorts of rules. Who cares about color positions if you’re not actually printing copies? Who cares if you insert doubletrucks into places where they physically wouldn’t fit?
The first three pages were all turned sideways. Two of them featured huge photos by Jordan Maurice.
Click the front — or any page here — for a much, much larger view.
Here’s page two…
…and page three. This one — of the fans rushing the field — was shot by Adam Kempe.
Jake tells us:
We wanted to do [these first three pages] poster style, and I took cues from the St. Louis pages you shared during the World Series when I planned with Moriah and Brigitte. They’ll also be available for purchase as posters through our reprints site.
The next six pages were all doubletrucks. This is the first, labeled as pages four and five.
Pages six and seven hold all sorts of interesting sidebars, including a look at the bowl possibilities for Iowa State and a collection of tweets from Cyclone athletes and coaches.
The lead photo — again by Jordan Maurice — is the first actual game-action shot we’ve seen in the section.
Pages eight and nine hold a lot of game action, however.
The lead picture is by Yue Wu.
Page ten also includes a bunch of game shots, including lead art by John Andrus.
Down the left side is a statistical graphic by Katherine Klingseis.
The designers were done by 7 a.m. and they, along with the editors and reporters that had worked through the night, were gone by 7:30. I had the PDF published by 8.
A great job today by the Daily. Find the ISD web site here.
Find pages from Des Moines and Ames — as well from Oklahoma State — in my earlier post.