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Grids in Design

Most publications are designed on a grid, prearranged guide that defines margins, the number and width of a columns and also – horizontal positions for placing advertisements. Why to use a grid today when modern design tools permit great flexibility? Well, again your main focus is your reader (again). The readers take comfort in standardization … Continue reading

Finger reading

Do not be afraid to use a small size  typeface for some elements, even if you use a size of only 6 pt. Often the people in the newsroom will complain that the typeface size in a sports tables is too small, and that readers call the newspaper and complain about it. But, they are … Continue reading

Content Rhythm

Very often, editors don’t let themselves  to grow and offer new ideas for content, so they will stick to the basic area of presentation that will fell more comfortable to them. This is when art directors should react and help them. If the story is great it should look great. This way you will make … Continue reading

Color in media

The main role of color in today’s newspapers is to attract the eye, guiding reader through the page (site).Color can make page to be full of energy, with color it’s easier to communicate with the reader.The use of color is not just aesthetic, its use is regulated optical perception defined postulates, and research on color … Continue reading

Design Facts

Poynter Institute is testing reader so publishers could understand them better. Link:http://eyetrack.poynter.org/ Please note the following, you’ll benefit from it: The reader enters the page through the largest image on a page – mostly photos. After this, most readers notice headlines. Caption under the picture is in third place where readers eye stops. These three … 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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