Behind the World’s Best Designed: The Grid

From the start at The Grid, our alt-weekly in Toronto, we set out to create a hybrid between a magazine and a newspaper — something that looked and read like a magazine but physically was more akin to a newspaper. Therefore our production cycle is very similar to that of a magazine. The spunky, smart publication has racked up a range of award in its first year, including one of the five World’s Best Designed papers.

This is the third in this week’s features with the visual leaders at SND33’s World’s Best Designed publications, five newspapers and a website, as part of SND’s Year-Long Conversation.

• Read an interview with Peter Breul, art director of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

• Read an interview with BostonGlobe.com’s Miranda Mulligan, 2011 World’s Best Designed website. Read more here.

• Coming Wednesday: An interview with The National Post’s Gayle Grin

SND’s Year-Long Conversation