Area Briefs

Newsboxes-turned billboards hit curbs

You might’ve seen some new Chronicle newsboxes lining the avenues of our coverage areas in Creswell, Cottage Grove, Springfield and Pleasant Hill — decked out with logos, social links and art. While they don’t hold physical papers, they hold a little of that hyper-local spirit we’re always on about. 

The “sidewalk billboards” were designed in collaboration with students at the Academy of Arts and Academics (A3) in Springfield. Students in the advanced art course worked to illustrate seven newspaper racks, each with a distinct theme and vision. 

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