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Posts tagged ‘magazines’

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Chelsea & The City: What’s the blogging secret?

Chelsea Kardokus started her career as a freelance designer for TIME magazine in Manhattan one year ago. Her blog series Chelsea & The City follows her transition into life as a young professional. As she shares her celebrations and challenges along the way, Chelsea hopes members of the SND community will join her in thoughtful conversation and help shape the foundation for a successful career in news design.

Lars Pryds shows how “In cold Scandinavia, magazines are hot” at SND STL

Our next speaker comes to us from the far north for a sizzling session: In cold Scandinavia, magazines are hot Newspapers are struggling to survive, cutting costs and staff – and it shows on the pages. Magazines seems to have more room for experiments, and visuals are part of the fight to get and keep [...]

Check out the newest SNDS Magazine

Editor Lars Pryds reminds us that the current issue of SNDS Magazine is out now. You can read the online version here.

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Type designer Matthew Carter receives MacArthur ‘genius’ fellowship

Type designer Matthew Carter has been named a MacArthur fellow for 2010. The $500,000 no-strings-attached grant, often referred to as the “genius award,” is given to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

Designers: Restrain yourself

Growing up, my mom always told me to KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid. And although I should have been slightly offended at my mother calling me stupid, I took her advice to heart. Listening to Julie Elman share her secrets behind a well-designed photo spread, I’m glad I had listened to my mom; turns out, [...]

Graphics without words (but) with Juan Velasco

Juan Velasco, art director of National Geographic Magazine, stressed the importance of classic illustration and the ability to convey information without text in his SND Denver session. And you get to meet Wilma.

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Name that logo, a quiz for design obsessives

Here are 26 distinctive letterforms and four well-known symbols from newspapers and magazines around the world. How many can you name? First correct answer receives a prize from the SND vault.

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iStock, therefore I am

Stock art, once a synonym for lazy design and designers, seems to be everywhere, often used in smart and surprising ways. What explains the recent resurgence?

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The spectrum of Category 12 (Magazines)

This year for the first time, the Category 12 was opened up to magazines not distributed as part of a paper. “A lot of what we’re doing is moving more toward a magazine style,” said judge Frank Mina, AME for Presentation at the San Francisco Chronicle. Here’s a sampling of what the judges are seeing today, featuring the colors of the rainbow..