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Cracked Hat: The non-sports fan behind the James portrait — and a few dozen others

In early 2013, I was looking for an illustrator to draw a portrait of Bob Dylan for the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s annual Minnesota Profile. At the time, I had a limited experience with the market, so I reached out to Los Angeles Times AME Michael Whitley and sought his advice. I asked for a list [...]

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Wallen: All-or-nothing attacks discourage intelligent risk-taking

The New York Times’ SportsSaturday cover, which featured a list of NBA transactions, intending to highlight LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, was met with a fury of debate across social media platforms. Especially within the SND community.

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Schneider: A design that reduces a story to one fact puts incredible pressure on that fact

The New York Times’ SportsSaturday cover, which featured a list of NBA transactions, intending to highlight LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, was met with a fury of debate across social media platforms. Especially within the SND community.

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60 Hours in Cleveland: The Plain Dealer’s LeBron Section

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 [...]

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Celebration, consternation, resignation

A peek at Saturday’s Plain Dealer, featuring news of LeBron James’ return to the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Sports Designer of the Year

Best of Sports Design 2013 hits its crescendo with the announcement of 2013′s Sports Designer of the Year. Sports Designer of the Year 2013 from Rich Boudet on Vimeo. Congratulations! As a reminder, all of BOSD2013 can be found here, and stay tuned this week for a complete wrapup of the competition.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Covers

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice covers.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Cover Stories

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the cover stories category.

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The Reliability of Consequence

This is a post about journalism, about headlines, about newspaper design, and about consequences. I want to discuss the sports cover of Thursday’s Oklahoman.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Breaking News and Special Coverage

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the breaking news and special coverage category.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Inside Pages

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the inside pages category.

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BOSD2013 Editors’ Choice: Photo Page, Sports Illustration

Best of Sports Design 2013: Editors’ Choice results in the photo page, sports illustration category.

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Best of Sports Design 2013: Call For Entries

Gather your best sports work of 2013 as SND is partnering with SportsDesigner for the second year to bring you this competition.

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Behind the Boston Globe’s postseason Red Sox coverage

Before lead sports designer Luke Knox heads to the Boston Globe graphics department as a full-time graphic artist, we asked him to share some of their pages from the Red Sox’ World Series run.

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A look at a weekend of Cardinals’ coverage in the Post-Dispatch

The St. Louis Cardinals are two games up in the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with game three tonight in LA, so we asked the team at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to share some of their weekend pages.

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A look at the LA Times’ playoff preview

Leading up to the start of the Dodgers’ series against the Atlanta Braves, the LA Times released an eight-page preview section, anchored around an illustration by Moscow-based Evgeny Parfenov. We asked deputy design director Derek Simmons to give us a look at a few of the pages.