Design and typography icon Roger Black is joining an already stellar cast of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Since taking on his first job at LA Magazine in 1972, Roger has been chief art director or design consultant for publications of all kinds, all over the world. Among them: Rolling Stone, Outside, New York, The New [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Students mock up a feature page at the 9th annual Newspaper Design Days at Zaman. Adonis Durado of the Times of Oman is enveloped by students. When you enter the offices of Zaman newspaper in Istabul, you’re greeted by large block letters represented the five W’s and one H of journalism, as well as an [...]
Digital designer Lily Mihalik gave us the inside scoop on the design and development.
“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 [...]
Design Director Darhil Crooks shares how the The Atlantic’s May cover came together.
Deadlines are looming for two SND Foundation programs to help students to further their education and experience. Don’t miss the deadlines to apply.
From 42 original cover possibilities, we’re down to seven. But there can be only one. So please help us determine the cover of 35th Annual Best of News Design book celebrating the winners. Have a look at the slide show below (use the View-Fullscreen function in the right corner to view the images larger), and [...]
Judges from across the globe met in Syracuse and Indianapolis recently for the Best of News Design competitions in print and digital. Their work is done. Now we turn to you. We’d like you to be the judge of this edition’s cover. We’re asking the design community to vote on the cover of 35th Annual [...]
It’s on: submit your design for the cover of SND’s 35th edition of The Best of News Design™ book by March 7. We’ll post all the entrants here and give you a chance to vote on your favorite.
Judges and facilitators have convened to Syracuse, N.Y., to enjoy thousands of pages of excellent design and unspeakably awesome weather. Few people know the real reason they’re here: the annual tradition of SND Foundation Karaoke Night. Every year we raise an impressive amount of money from the people who come to Syracuse, but we also [...]
Syracuse grad student Miriam Taylor shot several videos that shows the intricate process behind the scenes at SND’s Best of News Design™ competition. SND35: Best of News Design™ competition behind the scenes from The Society for News Design on Vimeo. SND35: Best of News Design™ competition behind the scenes from The Society for News Design [...]
An Award of Excellence goes to The Economic Observer of Beijing, China, in Features Design, Lifestyle page.
Heather Hopp-Bruce is op-ed design supervisor at the Boston Globe, and is a Features judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know her better, we posed three questions: Have you noticed any design trends? Giant random floating drop caps, but the actual first letter of the piece is still intact; chalkboard [...]