Upstatement’s Harvard Law Review Redesign Wins SND Digital Gold


Judges award a gold medal to the design firm Upstatement’s design of Harvard Law Review in the Redesign category.

Judges remarks:

  • “It’s beautiful. It’s clean. It’s not confusing. Which, for this type of content, I think you’d expect it to be confusing given how complex the annotating and footnoting is. I think they are pushing the state of the art because they are establishing a new level for content consumption…. It just is a great experience across all devices.”
  • “If other sites treated the reading experience the way that they do, reading experiences would be that much better…. It totally respects the medium and what it is.”
  • “It’s probably some of the best use of typography that I’ve seen online. The annotation stuff is really interesting…. This is a site that a lot of other people will be looking at for structure and technical ideas…. Annotations aren’t a new thing, but I think they’re doing it better than anyone else I’ve seen.”

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About Ellen Collier

is a journalism graphics student at Ball State University.

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