Boston Globe hosts Ink No. 3

The design journal Ink, which was first produced in Denver at SND’s 2010 Workshop, and then in Detroit in January 2011, is getting ready for its third issue. This time, The Boston Globe is hosting the traveling collaboration.

Ink writes about the people and culture of print, and in the process allows designers, illustrators, photographers and other creatives to explore and experiment in an open lab environment. The result is fresh and colorful, with each page revealing a visual surprise.

In this digital age, Ink celebrates an old-school form: ink-on-paper art. “We’re not anti-digital, we’re pro-print!” the editors proclaim.

Co-editors Nick Mrozowski (until recently, creative director of the World’s Best Designed Newspaper) and visual journalist Krissi Xenakis lead each project.


Ink‘s Boston kicks off with a workshop Saturday, July 23 and is in production through Wednesday, July 27. (Check for updates on their Facebook page.) A single ticket is free, but for $15 you can have a subscription that entitles you to the Detroit issue No. 2, plus Nos. 3 and 4, a $30 value.


About Saturday’s workshop:


Design and storytelling go hand-in-hand. For this event, though, they’re turning the tables a bit. Come listen to five creative people tell their own design stories. This is not a slideshow. And it ain’t a lecture. It’s much more personal than that. And after the official lineup is done, we’ll have an open mic for you to tell your own design stories.

The Speakers:

  • Callie Neylan
  • Martin Gee
  • Beth Taylor
  • Nick Mrozowski
  • Krissi Xenakis

Saturday, July 23, 3-5 pm
The Boston Globe Auditorium
135 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125


Ink is supported by the Society and distributed to all active members. Want a copy of Ink3? Be sure your membership is current, then keep an eye on the mail.


Earlier inklings: “Celebrating the merits of print in Ink”

Photos: Ink 2 in Detroit.

Photos: Ink 2 crew tours the old Free Press building in downtown Detroit.

About Lee Steele

is design editor of the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers and 2015 president of the Society for News Design.

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