Zoran Opalic

Professional in design and publishing industry. Conceptualize and orchestrate designs and redesigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images. Proven ability to drive record-high campaign in increasing publication sales and execute successful product launches...
Zoran Opalic has written 417 posts for iNewsDesign

Around the World with the Colors of Cities

From fast-paced metropolitan cities to beach towns outlined by oceans and palm trees, each city possesses its own character and charm. Designer and Illustrator Hyo Taek Kim creates The Colors of Cities, a 10-city series including Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Phuket, London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. Each poster illustrates the colorful … Continue reading

iCoverDesign.com – You perfict book cover

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover – but your readers certainly will. If your book doesn’t look great on the outside, people are going to be much less likely to take a peek inside. Make sure that you have the best cover for your book and there is a perfect place to find … Continue reading

Look to the past for lessons on the news industry showdown with Facebook

by Rick Edmonds News and commentary this week that leading news organizations are close to striking a deal to publish directly to Facebook’s platform reminds me, and others, of an industry faceoff six years ago with Google. As you may recall, Rupert Murdoch had denounced Google for “stealing” content in its news summaries.  William Dean … Continue reading

In Miami Beach, the Faena Forum Is to Open in December

Mr. Faena enlisted the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture to design the 50,000-square-foot center, at 33rd Street and Collins Avenue; the anticipated cost is $150 million. Continue reading

RJI: An ethical checklist for robot journalism

by Tom Kent News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories or news stories into multimedia presentations. Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations: company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, news companies will be … Continue reading

BitTorrent Launches Sync Pro

Sync is a file sync and share tool based on BitTorrent technology. As it does not use servers, it is up to 16x faster than cloud based services. This makes it ideal to do the heavy lifting for photographers, graphic designers, videographers and others in production roles. It is also more cost efficient, fully private … Continue reading

The Colors of Hayao Miyazaki: Palettes Inspired by Miyazaki’s Movies

created by designer and illustrator Hyo Taek Kim   Totoro, Spirited Away, and The Wind Rises are just a few of Hayao Miyazaki’s noteworthy films that captivate the hearts of viewers worldwide. Inspired by Miyazaki, the creator of childhood dreams, designer Hyo Kim creates “The Colors of,” a collection of color palette posters for ten of Miyazaki’s greatest works.

Managing Corporate Design: Best Practices for In-House Graphic Design Departments

Corporations increasingly view graphic design as a core strategic business competency in a highly competitive climate, and they are challenging their in-house designers to supply far more than a service or support function. Their new role is to provide sound solutions to real-world business pressures. Managing Corporate Design addresses—head-on—these new challenges in a highly practical … Continue reading

RJI: Understanding patterns media use among young adults

By Reynolds Journalism Institute During her 2014-2015 Reynolds Fellowship, Mary Grigsby, a professor of rural sociology at the University of Missouri, is qualitatively examining young careerists’ changing media behaviors and how their motivations and preferences will influence current and future news products and services. She presented preliminary findings at the Missouri/Kansas Associated Press Publishers and … Continue reading

Olson Kundig’s Tacoma Art Museum Project

Text by Hannah Martin  l Photography Olson Kundig Architects For the better part of the 19th century, Tacoma, Washington, a port city on Puget Sound just south of Seattle, was the last stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad. Now, AD100 architect Tom Kundig of firm Olson Kundig references the city’s rail-meets-water status in the just-opened 16,000-square-foot … Continue reading

Aston Martin DB10

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer

"My work is not about form follows function, but form follows beauty or, even better, form follows feminine."

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...

BODY COPY

Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.

Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.

Infographics

When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...

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