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In other sports news …

Like this conversation? Want to hear more? Join us in Frankfurt! So while LeBron was deciding to take his talents back to Ohio, there was this thing called the World Cup going on. We don’t know yet what the global viewership was, but Sunday’s final was the most watched soccer game ever in the U.S. [...]

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Cracked Hat: The non-sports fan behind the James portrait — and a few dozen others

In early 2013, I was looking for an illustrator to draw a portrait of Bob Dylan for the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s annual Minnesota Profile. At the time, I had a limited experience with the market, so I reached out to Los Angeles Times AME Michael Whitley and sought his advice. I asked for a list [...]

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60 Hours in Cleveland: The Plain Dealer’s LeBron Section

This post is not about me. I have been design and graphics editor at the Cleveland Plain Dealer since May 19 — by happenstance seven weeks before LeBron James announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 11. I replaced Emmet Smith, who was in the same chair in 2010 when James left the [...]

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The Grid closing its doors

Was it a weekly paper? A magazine? An alt-weekly? We were never quite sure how to categorize The Grid. What it was, though, was pretty spectacular. So we’re saddened to hear that this Thursday will be its last day of publication. Operated by the Star Media Group in Toronto, The Grid sprang onto the scene [...]

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Volunteer to Assist at SND36

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to get involved with SND, or to spend a weekend with 50 of the best visual minds in the business, this is your chance. About 30 SND professional volunteers will be needed again in February to assist in the 36th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition print [...]

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[Cover Story] Behind the bold visuals and political coverage in the Boston Globe’s Capital section

On Friday, the Boston Globe launched a new broadsheet section, Capital, that pairs bold visuals and graphics with in-depth political coverage. I asked Design Director Dan Zedek and designer Kim Maxwell Vu to share with me the design philosophy that’s driving them and some highlights of the new section.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Sports Designer of the Year

Best of Sports Design 2013 hits its crescendo with the announcement of 2013′s Sports Designer of the Year. Sports Designer of the Year 2013 from Rich Boudet on Vimeo. Congratulations! As a reminder, all of BOSD2013 can be found here, and stay tuned this week for a complete wrapup of the competition.

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[infographic case study] Boston Globe’s energetic interactive and print graphics

Chiqui Esteban heads a talented crew at The Boston Globe, creating a stream of great news graphics. Two forces jump to the surface when talking with Esteban. One, the lasting impact of the Globe’s much-heralded 2011 site redesign — a change that brought device-agnostic site design to the top of the news design conversation. This [...]

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Covers

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice covers.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Cover Stories

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the cover stories category.

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The Reliability of Consequence

This is a post about journalism, about headlines, about newspaper design, and about consequences. I want to discuss the sports cover of Thursday’s Oklahoman.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Breaking News and Special Coverage

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the breaking news and special coverage category.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Inside Pages

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the inside pages category.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Photo Page, Sports Illustration

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the photo page, sports illustration category.

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A picture is worth 1,001 words

“Arabian Nights” (Arabic: كتاب ألف ليلة وليلة‎ Kitāb alf laylah wa-laylah), is a large collection of West and South Asian folk stories from the Islamic Golden Era (8th-13th centuries). Every evening, a beautiful bride called Scheherazade begins to tell a tale to her husband, the king, but does not end it in order to hold [...]

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[Infographic case study] The energetic visualizations from Swiss weekly NZZ am Sonntag

Plotting a course in the changing media landscape leading Swiss weekly NZZ am Sonntag made a new commitment to infographics. Infographics designer Marina Breame, took time to talk with SND and share some of their projects.

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