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2016: Google Material Design

No matter do you or don’t you like Google and what would Google do next you have to keep the eye on it, just in case… Google: “We challenged ourselves to create a visual language for our users that synthesizes the classic principles of good design with the innovation and possibility of technology and science. … Continue reading

Steven Heller: Bosnia and Herzegovina Style

By: Steven Heller You may not have noticed, but very little has been written about the graphic, industrial and architectural design of Bosnia and Herzegovina, once a spoke in the Yugoslav nation. Sarajevo-based designer and professor of industrial design Asim Đelilović just published Museum in Exile, a brand new history of this hot-button region. Limited … Continue reading

SPD Amazon Store

The elves at SPD are back and have been busy once again to celebrate the season. They have created a whole new list to help you find that perfect present for your favorite art director, photo editor, illustrator, photographer, or creative person. We’ve made an Amazon store for one stop shopping on all these great … Continue reading

BMW DV100 made in Brooklyn

Few things are as universally recognized as badass as a finely crafted, vintage motorcycle. Now make that bike a BMW and strip it down to its pure essentials, then build it back up with custom components and leather details, and you’ve got something so damn cool it’s borderline illegal. That is this, the DV 100 … Continue reading

Mihajlo Arsovski’s design for Arsen Dedić, “Čovjek kao ja” LP in MoMA

Mihajlo Arsovski, Photography by Zvonimir Golob Album cover for Arsen Dedić, Čovjek kao ja 1969 Location MoMA, New York Dimensions12 1/4 × 12 1/4″ (31.1 × 31.1 cm) Credit Gift of Mirko Ilić Object number: 854.2015 Copyright: 2015 Mirko Ilić Department: Architecture and Design   Read More…

Ten Best Art Deco Buildings in Miami Beach

  In the 1930’s, when most of the Art Deco hotels and apartment buildings in what is now the Miami Beach Architectural District were built, they offered fashionable places to escape the winter and overlook the Depression. Here was a building looking like a steamship, there one like a vacuum cleaner. The guests were enchanted. … Continue reading

Brain friendly design for news websites

Elements of brain-friendly design Reader experience can be significantly improved by: Formatting the text of the story into shorter paragraphs. Highlighting important story facts and terms. Clean, uncluttered page design. Similarly, distracting elements accompanying the story can reduce comprehension: Flashy advertisements. Photos and links to unrelated stories. How do news readers perceive and learn from … Continue reading

Engineers meet artists: Discover the startup ecosystem in Bristol and Bath

While London is undoubtedly the center of gravity in the British startup and venture ecosystem, there’s plenty of no less fascinating things going on outside the M25 motorway. A good example would be the burgeoning ecosystem in Bristol and Bath, which form part of the so-called Silicon Gorge in the south west of England. The … Continue reading

Botswana innovation hub

LOCATION / GABORONE, BOTSWANA PHASE / UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIZE / 310,000 SF The Innovation Hub will be an iconic symbol of Botswana’s support for research and development, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship and acting as a nexus for knowledge creation and innovation. The client’s brief was for an iconic yet timeless building which employed the most … Continue reading

SHoP and West 8 Propose “Innovation District” for Miami

SHoP Architects and West 8 have teamed up with developer Michael Simkins to propose a new 10-acre “Innovation District” in Miami‘s Park West neighborhood. If approved, the four-block area would foster the “growth of creative technology industries” within the city and provide “world-class urban amenities” to the surrounding communities. “True innovation today requires the very thing … 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.

iNewsDesign

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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