Earlier this year The Grid in Toronto published its last issue. Under the creative direction of Vanessa Wyse, the hybrid magazine/newsweekly had set a new standard for design excellence, earning the first back-to-back-to-back World’s Best recognition in SND history. Vanessa was kind enough recently to take me through the evolution of The Grid’s design voice, [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
8 MSU students are raising support to travel more than 1,000 miles to help four non-profit organizations.
Behind “Fanboys.” The Verge’s longform story that serves up designs based on your OS.
The Times of Oman and Al Shabiba are among the top winners in SND’s annual competition with bold designs that take on big stories in big ways.
This morning The New York Times released a redesign of its digital products, which offers a new experience they describe as sleeker, faster and more intuitive. SND is tracking reaction from around the web.
The Dallas Morning News highlights a year’s worth of coverage for the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination with a 12-page special section. Here’s an inside look at the section by designer Marilyn Bishkin and artist Michael Hogue.
SND members can vote for the officers from Oct. 14-Nov. 7. The winners will be announced at the annual workshop.
ESPN has dominated the 24-hour field for so long it’s worth stopping to assess things now that we have a new entrant, FOX Sports 1. The sports network launched last month and features college football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC so far. It also has its own newscast, FOX Sports Live, and a fresh design.
Tiffany Grandstaff is leading Digital First Media’s company-wide print redesign initiative aimed at bringing a common visual identity and improved design to DFM’s portfolio of daily newspapers.
Each week, newspapers put their best foot (and stories) forward in their Sunday editions. This week, The Los Angeles Times shares its most recent project.
On August 18 the Sun Sentinel published a huge investigation revealing Florida’s failure to keep the most dangerous sex offenders locked up. The story warranted a different visual approach, but creating the Sun Sentinel’s first fully responsive, multimedia-packed site wasn’t without its challenges.
As creative director for American City Business Journals, Jon Wile has his hands full. On top of dealing with the logistics of handling 40+ publications, he’s leading the brand redesign alongside Garcia Media. Wile talks with SND about the process.
Journalists are in the business of breaking news. But how do you deal with it when your paper becomes the story? I found out on Monday afternoon when Don Graham announced the sale of The Washington Post.