art direction

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Meet Andrew J. Nilsen

Andrew J. Nilsen has been the art director at  SF Weekly for the past three years in San Francisco, CA. Early this year Andrew found himself jobless after a change in ownership at the SF Weekly. The former white water rafting guide and flying trapeze instructor plans on pursuing independent design and illustration projects. Andrew’s … Continue reading

Designer: Matt Willey

Matt graduated from Central St Martins in 1997. Having gained valuable experience at a handful of small design companies, he joined the internationally acclaimed studio Frost Design, later becoming Creative Director. In 2005 he co-founded Studio8 Design with Zoë Bather. In 2011 Matt co-launched Port Magazine and is the co-Creative Director of the title. SPD

Arthur Hochstein: Daily Magazine Covers at the Political Conventions

Bloomberg Insider was a 32-page, large format daily magazine produced for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in late August and early September. An old school, print-only publication, it was distributed at the convention halls in Tampa and Charlotte, as well as in area hotels and kiosks, and in Washington, D.C. Hochstein’s assignment was to … Continue reading

Meet the Photographer: Platon

Photo by Platon Platon (Platon Antoniou) is a 21st century photographer who has taken portraits of many presidents and well known world figures. Platon was born in London in 1968, raised in the Greek Isles until his family returned to England in the 1970’s. He attended St. Martin’s School of Art and after receiving his … Continue reading

Help: How to create digital magazine with Mag+

Creating your digital magazine with Mag+ starts with InDesign, the most widely used platform in the publishing industry, so designers don’t have to learn any new software. A simple InDesign template takes advantage of built-in functionality like guides and layers to let you place material and transitions where you want. The Mag+ InDesign plug-in lets … Continue reading

Layout – Lay it all out

Let’s make one thing clear. A readers does not make an impression on print or digital magazine, web or newspaper design by looking at the construction of the page, photography or any other element that are part of design. Readers will make a judgment based on overall impression – they are not designers or editors, … Continue reading

A well-designed publication must have

A Back to Basics 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 newspaper/magazine; List of what I should know if I have extra five minutes; Something that will make me … Continue reading

Croatia: madeIN magazine

madeIN is a men’s magazine, published in Croatia. Founded in 2008., it is published under the guidance of founder and publisher Zoran Opalic. madeIN appeared, for the first time, in March 2008  edited by Zoran Opalic. madeIN is a magazine about the interests, the curiosity, the passions, of men. It has no limitations other than … Continue reading

Published since 1998

ESPN The Magazine is a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) sports magazine published by the ESPN sports network in Bristol, Connecticut in the United States. The first issue was published on March 11, 1998. The main sports covered include Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, college basketball, and college … Continue reading

The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine Circulation: Over 1 million Creative Director: Janet Froelich Art Director: Arem Duplessis The New York Times Magazine is a supplement to the Sunday edition of The New York Times newspaper. It is host to feature articles longer than those typically included in the newspaper, and attracts many notable contributors. The … 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"...


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.


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...