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 412 posts for iNewsDesign

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

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

Social Journalism

In January 2015, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism launched a new Master of Arts in Social Journalism aimed at helping future leaders in news recast journalism as a service that helps communities meet their goals and solve problems, using a wide range of new tools and skills involving relationship-building, data, social media, and business. … Continue reading

Global Illustrators Join Forces to Teach Us – How to Woo

A group of popular illustrators from around the globe have come together in the name of love…that is, their love for illustration and the art of modern storytelling. Together, these talented artists have created How to Woo, a special digital handbook featuring the “dos and don’ts of the art of courtship.”  Based on creative interpretations of various romantic (and … Continue reading

If you build it, they will come – Squarespace

Whether you want to create a blog, eCommerce store, portfolio, or all of the above, you can express your idea with a website powered bySquarespace elegant yet intuitive platform. Business From goods to services, every business needs a space online to bring in customers. Squarespace gives you full control over your company’s image with beautiful eCommerce … Continue reading

9 landing page designs that click

By Maya Lekach Landing pages are often the most effective means of getting customers to a product. Rather than a traditional website (with multiple tabs and in-depth content), the landing page is usually a stripped-down, single page that’s specifically made for potential customers to “land on” and convert. To achieve this, these pages utilize a CTA, or … Continue reading

HOW: Top 10 Websites for Designers

By: Adam Ladd Here at HOW, we strive to bring you graphic design inspiration in all its forms, whether that means revealing the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects featured in HOW magazine, delivering to you a compelling book or download that inspires top-notch design, or sharing with you the top design websites we come across. This month, HOW art director … 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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