Society of News Design

2009 Buenos Aires

Keep it simple, keep it clean

By Alejandro Bruna, Universidad Católica de Chile/SND The Centro Cultural Borges is now less flooded by foreigners speaking English. Sure, there’s the odd tourist here and there, but nothing compared to the massive flow of “americanos” who were there from September 24-26. And sure, the 2009 workshop is over and done with, but there’s still […]

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Diseño es para que se vean [Spanish]

By María Luján Pereiro, Universidad de Palermo/SND Luke Hayman comparte en su charla, los trabajos a lo largo de su experiencia en el diseño editorial. Se pudo apreciar diseños de revistas reconocidas internacionalmente como es el caso de la revista TIME y I.D., como así también puestas en página, rediseños, ilustraciones, gráficos, etc., de Brill’s […]

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The PhotoEspaña festival

By Andrea Zagata, Michigan State University/SND There are more than 200 festivals celebrating photography in France, and most were born with the same goal in mind — to promote photography and photographers, and legitimize their form of art and interpretation.  PhotoEspaña is of of the more important festivals in the world, says Claude Bussac, festival […]

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Provide information, attract and surprise, and create emotion

By Andrea Zagata, Michigan State University/SND

Citing super heros that made his mother smile, to monsters that almost made her commit him, Luiz Iria showed that creativity is at the root of all art, even the most realistic. Now the director of Editora Abril’s infographics department, Iria says the best information graphics should preform three main functions: They provide information quickly and accurately, attract and surprise through striking images, and create emotion a reader can connect to.

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Dos maneras de aprender a hacer infografías

By Gabriela Lorenz, Universidad Nacional de La Plata/SND

El sábado 26 a las 10 am Alberto Cairo dictó su segunda conferencia en el congreso. Ésta estuvo enmarcada dentro de las conferencias gratuitas para estudiantes que la SND incluyó en el programa oficial.

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La metodología de Goertzen para el diseño de infografías

By María de los Ángeles Briones, Universidad Católica de Chile/SND Al enfrentarse a la creación de una infografía, el equipo que estará detrás de ella debe organizar una gran cantidad de información, encausarla por un foco correcto y tangibilizarla sobre un soporte. Jeff Goertzen —quien dirige el departamento de infografía de The Denver Post, teniendo […]

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Desafíos y sorpresas lejos de casa

By Militza Moya, Universidad Diego Portales/SND Al presentar a Luis Chumpitaz sólo es suficiente decir que cambió la infografía de Dubai. Uno de los grandes méritos de Chumpitaz es realizar sus infografías en árabe e inglés. Este expositor define como necesario aprovechar el crecimiento emergente de Dubai y los recursos económicos de esta gran ciudad […]

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A los 14 años me hecharon del colegio y no volví nunca más [Spanish]

By Gabriela Lorenz, Universidad Nacional de La Plata/SND Jaume Serra es autodidacta. Es español y se considera periodista de profesión. Trabajó como ilustrador y luego como infografista en el Periódico de Catalunya. Más tarde trabajó como infografista para Clarín (Argentina) durante varios años. Luego volvió a España para trabajar como consultor de varios periódicos y […]

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Es necesario tomar las fotos con el alma, con el corazón [Spanish]

By Ángeles Briones, Universidad Católica de Chile/SND La segunda conferencia de Pablo Corral en el congreso de la SND09 estaba en el marco del programa de estudiantes. Sabiendo esto, Corral lo primero que hizo fue preguntar quiénes éramos los que estábamos presentes. El público estaba formado principalmente por estudiantes de diseño, y en minoría por […]

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La credibilidad en la fotografía de prensa [Spanish]

By Andreina Fernandes, Universidad Central de Venezuela/SND Cualquiera se preguntaría, ¿Qué tiene que ver Hannah Montana, la cantante estadounidense, en una charla sobre la fotografía en la SND? Para Ricardo Mazalán, editor de fotografía en The Associated Press en Bogotá, un fotomontaje de la cantante con una niña argentina sirvió como punto de partida para […]

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Design and redesign

By Alejandro Bruna, Universidad Católica de Chile/SND It was already dark outside the Centro Cultural Borges and the lights had already been turned in most shops inside Galería Pacífico, but things were just getting started for those part of the Student Program at the SND 31st Annual Workshop and Exhibition. Right after Luke Hayman’s opening […]

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‘The secret weapon for visual journalists is a pencil’

By Katherine Myrick, Indiana University/SND Kris Viesselman was at her most inspiring when she said that the secret weapon for all visual journalists is a pencil. It is impossible to keep up with every development in technology, but we can all use a pencil, which is the best tool we can use to communicate our […]

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It’s all about the story

By Alejandro Bruna, Universidad Católica de Chile/SND Dressed in a black shirt, navy blue jeans and sandals, Karl Gude stood tall and ready to talk to an eager audience this Friday, September 25th. His conference, “Design and Visual Communication, Do’s & Don’ts” was right after Nigel Holmes’ opening session. Gude’s focus was on the story […]

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What are the rules of clean and simple graphics?

By Kathleen Sullivan, Gannett/SND The question: How to do graphics that are clean and simple – what are the rules? Good graphics don’t distract, confuse or mislead the reader. The goal is to inform as quickly and best as possible. An example: Cairo referenced the famous “ghost map” by John Stow, which plotted cases of […]

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Crisis is an opportunity

By Adam Griffiths, Kent State University/SND Crisis is an opportunity. That was Olivier Bourgeois’s message Friday afternoon at his session, “The Newspaper Industry and Economic Crisis.” Bourgeois, from France, is the general director of southwest Europe for WAN-IFRA, the worldwide research and service organization for the news publishing industry. He began his presentation with a […]

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‘If all the information is out there, we have to find ways to show it to people’

By Sahar Vahidi, Syracuse University/SND John Grimwade: “I’m a big baseball fan, which is weird because I’m British…” Oh, and: “New Yorkers feel the the center of the universe revolves around them.” And: “If all the information is out there, we have find ways to show it to people, to make ourselves relevant.” Grimwade opened […]

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