It was another inspirational and incredible week in Pamplona, Spain. Here were some of the take-aways I took with me. Click on the jump for the Storify page.
In Spain for the 20th gathering of the Malofiej awards and summit, there was a record number of submissions: 1,513 from nearly 30 countries. From that the jury selected 111 winners from around a dozen countries with 8 taking the top award: A gold medal. It should be noted that 63 awards went to print […]
The Jury of the 20th International Infographics Awards at Malofiej has given 8 gold medals, 31 silver medals and 73 bronze medals. The New York Times and NYTimes.com were awarded the Peter Sullivan / Best of Show Award, with the graphics ‘Guantanamo Detainees’ and ‘The Guantanamo Docket.’ There were 1,356 entries from 151 media from […]
It’s a packed schedule at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, the site of Malofiej 20. Speakers on the first day focused on data visualization, comprehension of infographic forms, the process of making graphics and more. Here are highlights from some of the sessions. Andrew Vande Moere The tyranny of the pixel Andrew Vande […]
Pamplona, Spain is once again playing host to Malofiej, the world’s top gathering and competition for infographics. This is Malofiej’s 20th year, a significant milestone. For the past few days, a jury of 21 leaders of the craft have judged entries from all over the world and chosen winners which will be announced Friday.
UPDATE: Check out a PDF of the Best in Show pages from Svenska Dagbladet.
For the first time since 2002, the judges of SND’s annual creative competition selected a Best in Show: Svenksa Dagbladet‘s breaking news coverage of the July 2011 Norway attacks.
The 16 pages from the Stockholm, Sweden, paper combine stunning photography, engrossing information graphics, sharp typography, brilliant pacing and page architecture in a piece of journalism that answers every question a reader might have about the attack in which 77 people were killed in Oslo and a nearby island.
When you take 21 designers from around the world and have them pore over thousands and thousands of pages over three long days, those people start to make observations. Syracuse student Chris Azar pulled a few aside and asked them what trends they had spotted.
The 10,131 entries for SND’s creative competition came from 39 countries. At the end of last year’s judging winners hailed from more than 20 countries. Stay tuned for more all weekend long.
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Right after the click or touch, in that millisecond before the animations kick in, the gifs become animated and the wizzes start to bang, people have the reasonable expectation to read something. Actually read something. In the reading world we live in, how many shapes and colors and colorful shapes do we put in the […]
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Louis Silverstein’s innovations at The New York Times brought about a sweeping change to how newspapers were read and organized across the country. His ascension to Assistant Managing Editor also signalled a new place for visual journalists in the newsroom, that of equal partners. The Times’ obit can be read here.
Silverstein was honored with SND’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001. Design Journal issue 81 carried an account of the award presentation in Phoenix that year. His work was also featured in SND’s 25 Moment’s of News Design in 2004. SND founder Phillip Ritzenberg captured Silverstein’s significance to the craft in this excerpt from his presentation of Silverstein’s award in 2001.
A life’s work in sections: In 2004, Silverstein’s work at The Times was selected as one of the most influential moments in news design. SND founder Phillip Ritzenberg wrote on Lou’s contribution at The Times and to the industry. Access a reprint here
Silverstein writes about his friend, Pete Pallazo: In the Summer of 2005, the industry lost another of its founders in Peter Pallazo. Silverstein wrote this tribute. for Design Journal.
A gallery of Silverstein’s pages here.
It was the year of the Tiger, 2010. At the Liaoning Daily, visual director Qingiun Zhang and his team were striving to do something different, something special to mark the year, to tell the story. “Manchurian Tiger’s Greeting for the New Year” won a gold medal in SND’s creative competition, one of only three awarded last year.
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Society for News Design board members gathered for our twice-a-year board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 28 on the 21st floor of the workshop hotel — The Renaissance Grand. The board is made up of volunteers from across the globe representing different geographic regions and topic areas. At the meeting were members from Dubai, Germany, Mexico, Canada and the U.S.