|Jan. 17, 2013, Baxter Bulletin 1A|
The gun illustration was designed by Mark Marturello, the in-house illustrator for the Des Moines Register. He created a vertical and a horizontal version for the newspapers in the studio to use as they will. I ended up extending the black box at the bottom to incorporate a local story from Baxter about local officer funding, and I stuck a bits-and-pieces glance of the bills in the blank space created by the gun. I'm sure there will be at least five papers tomorrow that look similar, but I'm still proud of what I did. And the people in Mountain Home will think it's unique to them!
I will post other versions of the graphic used on 1As after I track them down (and who designed them, of course.)