Become Great, Design

A well-designed news publication must have

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  • A minimum three strong stories (high-performance emotions);
  • At least one  beautiful” picture that will tell a story in 10 seconds;
  • List of what I need to know and I can find in the publication;
  • List of what I should know if I have extra five minutes;
  • Something that will make me feel good.

Readable typography

At the end newspapers and magazines (print and digital), also web pages are –  for reading.

The simple architecture of the page.

Good design have a precise grid, with a combination of columns based on a set (usually 5 or 6 columns), out of that number you can generate other combination.
When selecting a number of basic columns you have to watch out for the newspaper format, and size of a  type that you use in your design.


Newspaper: The Plain Dealer cover page.

Story: Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination (August 29, 2008.). 

Left bottom: “Normal”, everyday design of the Clevelander Plain Dealer.
Left: “Out of the box cover.”
Art director after talking to the editor in chef decided to go one step further designing the cover of this newspaper and he did a great job. Beautiful picture tell us a story in 10 seconds, more strongly than any title would have. This is a result of well coordinates work flow and team work (journalist, photographer, editor, editor in chew and art director).


About 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...


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