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Wyse words: On building the Grid, and shutting it down

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, […]

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Behind the World’s Best Designed: The National Post

The National Post is deeply devoted to visual storytelling and delivering the biggest visual wow, day in, day out. Everyone involved in the paper — from reporters to editors to designers — knows and respects that. Throughout the newsroom, imagination and ideas are respected and visual display and creativity is regarded as much as the authority of words. Many of us began together at the startup of the paper in 1998 and the talent well at the Post is deep. We know our audience and we like to delight them with humor, surprise, and great analysis of the news, as well as a good dose of investigative reporting. Read more about our process on the jump.

This is the fourth in this week’s features with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

• Go behind the scenes at The Grid, with creative director Vanessa Wyse.

• Read an interview with Peter Breul, art director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

• Coming Thursday: An interview with Politiken’s Søren Nyland

More of SND’s Year-Long Conversation

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Behind the World’s Best Designed: The Grid

From the start at The Grid, our alt-weekly in Toronto, we set out to create a hybrid between a magazine and a newspaper — something that looked and read like a magazine but physically was more akin to a newspaper. Therefore our production cycle is very similar to that of a magazine. The spunky, smart publication has racked up a range of award in its first year, including one of the five World’s Best Designed papers.

This is the third in this week’s features with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

• Read an interview with Peter Breul, art director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

• Coming Wednesday: An interview with The National Post’s Gayle Grin

SND’s Year-Long Conversation

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The Globe and Mail's Jason Chiu

Globe and Mail’s Jason Chiu appointed regional director for eastern Canada

Jason Chiu has been named regional director of SND’s eastern Canada region. Chiu is a Design Editor at The Globe and Mail, where he has worked since 2009. He was a member of the 2010 core redesign team and was awarded the 2009 National Newspaper Award, in the presentation category. “We’re very excited to welcome […]

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