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 447 posts for iNewsDesign

Africa’s Capital of Cool

  During the late 1950s and the early 1960s most countries of Sub-Saharan Africa gained their independence. Architecture became one of the principal means with which the young nations expressed their national identity. Parliament buildings, central banks, stadiums, conference centers, universities and independence memorials were constructed, often featuring heroic and daring designs. Modern and futuristic … Continue reading

Volvo Pays Tribute to Zlatan Ibrahamovic in a Moving Farewell

By Alexandra Jardine As iconic player Zlatan Ibrahamovic bows out from international soccer and the Swedish team, Volvo pays tribute to him in an emotive spot out of Forsman & Bondenfors. The brand, which prior to the Euro 2016 kick-off ran an ad detailing Ibrahamovic’s journey from humble beginnings, now shows him making an emotional … Continue reading

InStyle Has a New Look!

Over the past year, the InStyle team has been updating and remixing all the content our readers have come to expect, with bold layouts, fresh fonts, and clean photography. Our redesign débuts in the March mega-fashion issue along with new sections and columns that deliver incredible deep-dive service and the best edit of luxe style finds. The … Continue reading

A Creative Mag for New England

By Steven Heller Michael Kusek, Take magazine’s founder and publisher, worked in two different sides of media—at and alt-weekly newspaper and as a publicist primarily for artists, creative businesses and cultural organizations. His experience from that work was that the majority of existing New England media tends to cover stories from just the state, region … Continue reading

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

Mirko Ilić and Steven Heller presenting Shakespeare – 1.100 Posters from Around the World

Presenting Shakespeare:  1,100 Posters from Around the World is co-authored by Mirko Ilić and Steven Heller, with preface by Julie Taymor. A skull held aloft, a lovesick donkey, a bloodied dagger—these familiar icons are instantly recognizable shorthand for the plays of William Shakespeare. In the four hundred years since his death, the Bard of Avon’s … 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…

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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