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SNDCle: The workshop is underway. Tune in to SND Cle Live

The SNDCle workshop is off and running. The opening reception was held Thursday night in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a stunning museum with tributes to the world’s great rock artists. See for yourself on our opening day Designers from around the world descended on Cleveland Thursday for the annual Society for News Design conference. This year’s conference, hosted by The Plain Dealer, started with some events Thursday, and the opening reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We’ll be feeding our dispatches from Cleveland on sndlive.tumblr.com, so check it out. Also, follow the #sndcle tag on Twitter to stay updated.

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Behind the World’s Best Designed: Excelsior

According Alexandro Medrano, at Excelsior, a designer or artist’s average day isn’t very different than it would be while working at other newspapers when it comes to executing pages. They gather content and chase down visual opportunities. The difference lies in the philosophy.

That philosophy, according to Medrano — “Those of us who do things differently are those who make a trend.” — dictates everything they do, whether part of the newspaper, TV or Internet. Read more about Excelsior after the jump.

This is the last of this week’s features with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

Read about the other World’s Best designed papers and website:

• Soren Nyland talks about how Politiken maintains its unique voice.

• Creativity and teamwork at The National Post, with managing editor Gayle Grin.

• Go behind the scenes at The Grid, with creative director Vanessa Wyse.

• Read an interview with Peter Breul, art director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

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Behind the World’s Best Designed: Politiken

The design of Politiken is big and bold. The overall colors are red, black and white. These are the main tools at hand when the 12 page designers — four are trainees — approach the broadsheet canvas of Politiken’s main sections. And the tabloid canvas of the special sections. The result will be pages that celebrate simplicity, cleanliness and kicking communication. To quote Charlie Chaplin: “Simplicity is not a simple thing”. But if your staff strives after simplicity it often ends up in sophisticated results. More after the jump

This is the fifth in this week’s features with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

• Creativity and teamwork at The National Post, with managing editor Gayle Grin.

• Go behind the scenes at The Grid, with creative director Vanessa Wyse.

• Read an interview with Peter Breul, art director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

• Coming Friday: Behind the scenes at Mexico City’s Excelsior

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Behind the World’s Best Designed: The National Post

The National Post is deeply devoted to visual storytelling and delivering the biggest visual wow, day in, day out. Everyone involved in the paper — from reporters to editors to designers — knows and respects that. Throughout the newsroom, imagination and ideas are respected and visual display and creativity is regarded as much as the authority of words. Many of us began together at the startup of the paper in 1998 and the talent well at the Post is deep. We know our audience and we like to delight them with humor, surprise, and great analysis of the news, as well as a good dose of investigative reporting. Read more about our process on the jump.

This is the fourth in this week’s features with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

• Go behind the scenes at The Grid, with creative director Vanessa Wyse.

• Read an interview with Peter Breul, art director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

• Coming Thursday: An interview with Politiken’s Søren Nyland

More of SND’s Year-Long Conversation

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Behind the World’s Best Designed: The Grid

From the start at The Grid, our alt-weekly in Toronto, we set out to create a hybrid between a magazine and a newspaper — something that looked and read like a magazine but physically was more akin to a newspaper. Therefore our production cycle is very similar to that of a magazine. The spunky, smart publication has racked up a range of award in its first year, including one of the five World’s Best Designed papers.

This is the third in this week’s features with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

• Read an interview with Peter Breul, art director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

• Coming Wednesday: An interview with The National Post’s Gayle Grin

SND’s Year-Long Conversation

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Behind the World’s Best Designed: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

For the fifth time since 2002, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung was awarded the prize for the “World’s Best-Designed Newspaper” by the Society for News Design. Today we talk with the paper’s esteemed art director Peter Breul.

This kicks off a week of interviews with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

• Coming Tuesday: An interview with The Grid’s Vanessa Wyse

SND’s Year-Long Conversation

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Behind the World’s Best designed: BostonGlobe.com

In 2011, the launch of BostonGlobe.com quickly redefined the standard for what a news organization’s website could be. It created a responsive-viewing experience that automatically adjusts to the constraints of a user’s screen size or device. For its effort, SND33 gave it the distinction of being named World’s Best designed website. The Globe’s Digital Design [...]

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You voted, here’s the winner! Check out your 33rd Edition cover art

The masses – and by that I mean 784 of you – have spoken, and entry No. 21, designed by Hugo Sanchez, will grace the cover of the 33rd annual SND Best of News Design book. Congratulations to Hugo and to all the artists who submitted such an incredible array of choices. Cover No. 21 [...]

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SND33: World’s Best Designed website: BostonGlobe.com

A team of top journalists met earlier this year at Ball State to chose the winners in SND’s Best of Digital News Design competition. They came from Madrid, New York, St. Louis, Toronto, London, Washington DC and Chicago.

The judges are: Jonathon Berlin, Chiqui Esteban, Brian Ellcierto, Tyson Evans, Jeremy Gilbert, Jennifer George-Palilonis, Sara Quinn, Joey Marburger, Ryan Mark, Rob Schneider, Will Sullivan, David Wright, Chrys Wu and Ben Wuersching

Leading up to the judging we asked members to submit nominees for the World’s Best Designed Website and apps. After carefully considering that list and those submitted by entries into the SND’s Best of Digital Design competition, the judges have selected one website as this year’s World’s Best Designed for 2011:

That site is the BostonGlobe.com which decisively raised the bar for digital news design with its embrace of responsive design.

Our sincere congratulations to the Globe staff.

– Meet the judges here.
– See the full list of digital winners here.
– Check out a searchable database of the print winners here.
– Read about last year’s World’s Best sites and apps here.
– Read the judges’ overall statement and Special Recognition honors on the jump.

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SND33: Vote for your favorite book cover finalist

From 46 to 8… We started last week with dozens of great covers, submitted from all over the world. A big thanks to all of the contributors for their striking, thoughtful and inventive cover concepts. Congratulations to our 8 finalists. And kudos to all of you for hundreds of votes and comments. You’ve helped us [...]

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Now's your chance to design the cover of SND32

SND 33: Choose your favorite award book cover

POLL: Judges from across the globe met earlier this year in Syracuse and Muncie. They poured over thousands and thousands of print and digital entries. Now as the winners are assembled in SND’s Annual Best of News Design book, here’s your chance to be the judge. Help SND pick the cover from designs submitted from top designers around the globe … VOTE NOW. (Polling closes Wednesday, April 5 p.m. EST)

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Full winners list: SND Best of Digital Design

A team of top journalists met last month at Ball State to chose the winners in SND’s Best of Digital News Design competition. They came from Madrid, New York, St. Louis, Toronto, London, Washington DC and Chicago. Meet the judges here. The judges pored over nearly 500 entries including overall design, data projects, breaking news, [...]

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SND33 cover competition: Design the next SND book cover

Judges from across the globe met last month in Syracuse and Muncie. They poured over more than 1,600 print and digital entries. Now as the winners are assembled in SND’s Annual Best of News Design book, here’s one last chance to get your work in there.

On the cover.

Submit your cover design by March 21. We’ll post the entrants here and give you a chance to vote on your favorite. The winning design will grace the cover of SND33. Details on the jump.

_ Searchable database of the winners.
_ Coverage of the competitions.
_ The World’s Best Designed Newspapers

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Back in Muncie! Meet SND33 Digital Design judges

Northwestern University students Rebecca Lai and Hilary Fung asked the Best of Digital judges a few questions in their spare time. Stephanie Stamm illustrated their portraits once again.

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Digital design coordinator Ryan Sparrow discusses an entry with judge Chrys Wu

SND33: Live in Muncie, Best of Digital Design judging begins

Welcome to the Society for News Design’s digital competition, live from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Thirteen judges and a bevy of hardworking students have gathered to recognize excellence in design and usability of digital news design, information graphics and photography. We’ll take a closer look at the judges later this weekend, but here’s [...]

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Awards database is now live!

Go to http://www.snd.org/competition/contest33.lasso for a searchable database of all the winners in the 33rd Annual Best of News Design Creative Competition.

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