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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

The Beetle by Walter de Silva

The original is back. The Beetle! Take a seat, start the engine, and be astonished. Beetle of a new era focuses fully on dynamics Volkswagen launched a new Beetle into the market. And this is anything but a commonplace event in the automotive world. That is because the original model of this car series – … 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

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

World’s best design – Welt Am Sonntag

Welt Am Sonntag, Berlin, Germany Weekly, 400.000 copies Welt Am Sonntag – Sunday newspaper is well organized and disciplined. It exemplifies a mature understanding of what a quality broadsheet publication should be. From excellent info graphics to eye catching photographs. Section by section there is something to appeal to every reader.

World’s best design – Akzia

Akzia, Moscow, World best designed newspaper award 2009. Circulation: 200 000 copies. Circulation allocation: Moscow – 70%, other cities – 30%. Akzia is general interest newspaper for young people aged 18 to 30. In print since 2001, the biweekly comes out every other Friday and touches on life, people, politics, society, economics, environment, media, technology, … Continue reading

Word’s best design – Eleftheros Tipos

Elefteros Tipos The first Greek daily news magazine. The circulation is up. The advertising is up. After many years of decline, ET is becoming a leading player again. The Greek market needed a new kind of newspaper. Different. Compelling. Attractive. Well-designed. And well-printed. The newsroom of Eleftheros Tipos is doing a first-class job. ET-K, the … Continue reading

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. I’ve worked with editors who either love the headlines in the photo, or hate it. I know designers who have different theories about it, but trust me, all … Continue reading

Headlines – centered or flush left, part 2

Centered headlines dominated newspapers for decades, in the seventies (last century) some newspapers have started to experiment with the flush left alignment in headlines. One of the first paper that applied this trend and transfer it to captions, leads and some other minor elements is the Chicago Daily News. To make a comment on what … 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...