Obama prints big

"Obama" prints big

NYT “Obama” headlines for sale on eBay: some are going for around $50, with free shipping.

This edition became a hot commodity on the same day and since. The New York Times had printed 35% more than the usual number of copies for individual sale on Wednesday, an increase of about 150,000. Later, it printed 75,000 more.

This was only the fifth time ever that the New Yorrk Times used the largest, 96pt type for the headlines.

The other four times were July 21st, 1969, August 8th, 1974, January 1st, 2000, and September 12th, 2001.

Thanks to Kottke.