Tribute: Remembering Flemming Hvidtfeldt — news design always came first for him. By Lars Pryds
As a way of gauging if he met the ambitious goals he had set for the period, the Society for News Design and the Danish newspaper Politiken invited cartoonists from all over the world to create cartoons that addressed this question: “How did Donald Trump manage his first 100 days as president?”
The design of Politiken is big and bold. The overall colors are red, black and white. These are the main tools at hand when the 12 page designers — four are trainees — approach the broadsheet canvas of Politiken’s main sections. And the tabloid canvas of the special sections. The result will be pages that celebrate simplicity, cleanliness and kicking communication. To quote Charlie Chaplin: “Simplicity is not a simple thing”. But if your staff strives after simplicity it often ends up in sophisticated results. More after the jump
This is the fifth 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.
• Creativity and teamwork at The National Post, with managing editor Gayle Grin.
• Go behind the scenes at The Grid, with creative director Vanessa Wyse.
• 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 Friday: Behind the scenes at Mexico City’s Excelsior
Copenhagen Crash 2008: What a great success this event was! The welcome was held at Pressen, Politiken’s old printing hall, a wonderfully grotty big space with old press ink on the walls. Stig Orskov, editor in chief of Politiken, Crash host, and Anders Tapola, SND/S president, welcomed us in a wrestling ring with these words: […]
The Society for News Design Scandinavia’s annual workshop just concluded in Copenhagen. SND/S President Anders Tapola reports that the workshop, called Crash 2008, was a big success and he has the photos to prove it. There are nearly 300 pictures from the event, including an extraordinary in-the-ring action with a bunch of Danish free-style wrestlers […]