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Region 21


Dispatch from China: WWII Victory Day

Tian Chi is design editor at China Daily in Beijing, and the director of SND Chinese (Region 21). He sends us the following: A huge parade marking the 70th anniversary of victory in World War II was held in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square on September 3, 2015. In China, the day was called, “Victory Day of […]

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Dorsey collage

Conversation with Steve Dorsey: On design, mentors, Detroit and staying involved

Fresh home from receiving SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award at SND DC, Steve Dorsey, sat down at the keyboard for a conversation with the SND International WebDesk, a group, of which, records indicate he was a founding member.

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Times of Oman Mandela spread

Infographic case study: Times of Oman incredible Mandela visualizations (… and some others)

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.

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Lessons from Malofiej21: Less gratuitous illustration, more information and ever increasing standards for excellence

In Pamplona, a picturesque city in northern Spain, a week of infographic intensity has been completed. 1,191 entries (from 154 organizations in 28 countries) have been scrutinized, hours of lectures attended, a great deal of food and wine has been consumed, and I made my annual run at the world gin and tonic record. You can see the full list of winners here. And see the golds here.

More on the jump

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Just before London, a look back at Beijing

China wowed the world with their performance at the 2008 Olympic opening ceremonies. Their newspapers matched that performance in their own way. Magnificent combinations of text, visuals and innovative formats were at work during the Beijing olympics as the papers kept pace with the action in the stadium. As part of the year long conversation, SND talked to 2 of the award-winning Chinese designers about their coverage of the Beijing Olympics.

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Adonis Durado

Report from India: Inspiring great design, in print and online

The WAN-IFRA, SND news design conference in New Dehli this week brought together visuals leaders from around the world for the first workshop of its kind.

Featuring Javier Errea, of Errea Communications, Adonis Durado, of the Times of Oman, Tyson Evans, of the New York Times to name only a few. Here is a summary of the workshop.

More about news design in India here as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

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A mobile experience in China

Led by the indefatigable Lily Lu and sponsored by the Youth Times, SND held a workshop on “Gearing Up for the Mobile Age” in Hangzhou, China, this past weekend. Instructors Joey Marburger and Yuri Victor of the Washington Post taught 50-plus attendees in the three-day workshop. Every attendee left with the ability to create a mobile site. Every attendee also joined SND. This means the Society now boasts more than 100 members in the Middle Kingdom. I spoke with a few of the attendees about their experiences. Even when speaking through a translator it’s obvious we all share a universal design language.

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SND 2011 Hangzhou Quick Course: Gearing up for the Mobile Age

The mobile age is now. As the number of devices, platforms and apps explode, it is imperative to gain an understanding of what it all means. And how to prepare for it. The emphasis of this course will be to focus on the variety of mobile experiences in the current world landscape and what is succeeding. By focusing on the immediate past, hidden present, and unknown future of mobile, this course cuts through the swirling information overload surrounding the mobile world. SND-Chinese will focus its next Quick Course on this Oct. 29-31, 2011 at Tianducheng Resort, Hangzhou.

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Beijing meetup delivers six strong presentations

On September 15, SND held a free meetup in Beijing. About 90 people showed up to the event, held at the Press Center Hall at Peking University.

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SND Chinese meetup draws packed house

In the age of Google the U.S. newspaper industry may be riddled with layoffs and cutbacks, but here in China newspaper professionals hope to avoid the industry’s overall woes.

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An ad for the Beijing meetup.

SND Chinese to host two free meetups this month

SND Chinese will host two free meetups this month. One in Beijing (Sept 15) and one in Shanghai (Sept 18). The sessions will be conducted in Chinese. Both meetups are free to all attendees.

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Graphics workshop in Xi’an, China, May 11 to 14

Juan Velasco and Jeff Geortzen will guide a hands-on, three-day graphics bootcamp in Xi’an, China. The sessions will take place May 11 to 14 and will cover a wide range of graphics and visuals.

Hosted by the Chinese Business View, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China

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China graphics workshop helps break new ground

A report from the SND Infographics Design/Asian Boot Camp that was held last weekend (March 26-28, 2009) in Chongqing, China They gathered us together inside a bomb shelter at an abandoned warehouse in Chongqing, China. What was once built as a place of refuge during the Cold-War era, now served as part of an art […]

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Covering the earthquake

This design portfolio showcases pages following China’s Sichuan earthquake in May, 2008. Lily Lu, regional director of SND Chinese, collects 40 pages from 40 newspapers to illustrate the courageous design from the country’s visual journalists during a devastating moment. Looking at these pages, one can easily across the language barrier to feel the sadness which […]

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Olympics workshop held in Shanghai

SND Chinese — Olympics training session, Shanghai from Society for News Design on Vimeo. By Gayle Grin SND President and Managing Editor, National Post SND Chinese, the Chinese-language chapter and newest SND affiliate, after forming mere months ago, wasted no time demonstrating their ambition and commitment to their region and their craft by hosting the […]

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Society welcomes Chinese news designers

The Society for News Design in partnership with the China Society for News Design, has formed SND Chinese, a new affiliate for visual journalists at Chinese-language news organizations. See more details here. Nine members of CSND have joined SND to make up the new affiliate. Headquartered in Shanghai, CSND has 17,000 members in China, Hong […]

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