Mountains Beyond Mountains

… of which I’m feeling pretty on top for a newly minted quarter-century-year-old. Aside from seeing Alabama Shakes at Grand Targhee and Belle & Sebastian in SLC (photos below), I’ve received another birthday present of sorts: I’ve been made the online editor for Montana Headwall as well as its Facebook curator. (Notice the Facebook link, which I highly recommend you click and ‘like.’) The quarterly outdoors magazine publishes user-contributed trip and gear reports, which I’ll be in charge of making attractive and accessible. Not to mention I’ll be adding my own adventures to the mix, like last week’s discovery of the crazy amount of fish at Lake Hebgen near West Yellowstone. I’m excited, what can I say.

It’s been busy (overtime busy) at the Post Register as we transition to a new CMS and InDesign at the copy desk. It’s been nice teaching instead of being taught (Quark) for the past two weeks, as I know shortcuts and secrets that have aided the migration. I’ll be taking over the A section a few days this week as the assistant copy chief acquaints herself with the whole ordeal. Again, very exciting.

Fun stuff coming up at the Indy, but no spoilers just yet. Instead here is some work I’ve done recently and photos of the bands I had promised:

This ran on B1 (Sports) as the main art during an issue between Chukars games recently.
This ran on B1 (Sports) as the main art during an issue between Chukars games recently.

In hindsight I wish I had done some sort of reverse type, but font choice, not color, dominated my thought pattern. Might as well stick with one theme and show off my first sports page (again, playing with fonts):

Slow news day in sportsland to run a Pirate as the centerpiece, but the All Star break will do that.
Slow news day in sportsland to run a Pirate as the centerpiece, but the All Star break will do that.

And here is Stuart Murdoch of Scottish indie-pop kings Belle & Sebastian, followed by Brittany Howard and Co. of the super-soulful Alabama Shakes:

Thousands turned out for Salt Lake's first Twilight concert of the summer season, including my Kaimin mates interning at the Tribune this summer.
Thousands turned out for Salt Lake’s first Twilight concert of the summer season, including my Kaimin mates interning at the Tribune this summer.
The Targhee Music Festival, while not large as far as festivals go, drew a lively crowd on the last day of its run this year.
The Targhee Music Festival, while not large as far as festivals go, drew a lively crowd on the last day of its run this year.
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