The New York Times recently released a report that prescribes changes intended to carry the news organization into 2020 and beyond. A key recommendation: turn up the visuals. I am proud to have taken part in a previous effort to uplift the visual report at The Times, when I was hired to be the newspaper’s first […]
Let’s make 2017 a productive year for design. To help, the Society for News Design has a special gift for you: A distinct calendar highlighting the most important events during the year, featuring world-renowned illustrators. The secret for outstanding work? The planning, of course! When designers and art directors have enough time, they can produce […]
Sports designers worldwide plan in advance special pages that must convey the spirit of the event. SND will showcase the best Olympic Games designs. Your contribution is welcome.
Again, the power of strong photography communicated the human tragedy of Europe’s migrant crisis. A Turkish border guard carries the lifeless body of a 3-year-old Syrian-Kurdish child, Aylan Kurdi, found on a Turkish beach. The photos shocked the world, drawing more attention to the tragedy of illegal immigration crisis plaguing Europe. Editors in the European […]
Of course Mario Garcia shows up in Istanbul wearing an Apple Watch. Stainless steel case, Milanese band. What else would he, the person behind 703 redesigns and original recipient of the SND Lifetime Achievement Award, be wearing? A Timex? Garcia spoke yesterday at the annual +1T Design Days conference here. Hosted by Zaman media group, […]
After a long five years of failed negotiations, the time has finally come for the two iconic superstars of their generation and of course, to the delight of designers.
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.
The Call for Entries for the 35th annual Best of News Design Creative Competition is now available in pdf form, along with editable Entry and Tally & Payment forms. Check back for translations into Spanish and other languages coming soon. The entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2014, for U.S. entries, and Jan. 22 for international […]
In the dead of night, three peace activists broke into and shut down a nuclear weapons site to challenge the billions of dollars still spent on mankind’s most dangerous creation: The bomb. A chain reaction followed. The Prophets of Oak Ridge, a 10,000 word narrative by Dan Zak, is the latest long form, immersive storytelling experience by The Washington Post.
The Society for News Design is thrilled to announce the 2012 World’s Best Designed news sites and apps: SB Nation, Lenta.ru and the Guardian and Observer iPad apps.
The baselines for digital news design are changing and becoming more mature. Over the past year responsive design and custom typography became expectations instead of an experimental exceptions. Touch compatibility is essential; Flash is prohibited. There’s a reductionist movement to confidently display hierarchy while tastefully integrating smart customization and social.
The Society for News Design is pleased to announce a series of new appoints and shifts on the board. SND’s board is made up of a little more than 20 volunteers who help shape what SND does around the world. Some of these volunteers are responsible for networking in geographic areas, others for subject matters like our workshops and competitions.
Michael Agar will become SND’s Region 15 director, Miranda Mulligan will become SND’s digital publications director and Tyson Evans will join SND’s executive board as an at-large appointment.