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A clown without a circus

Cover of SNDS Magazine no. 3, 2016, published September 2016. Design: Lars Pryds. - Image shows the area in front of The Clarion Hotel – venue for the SNDS16 conference . The hotel boasts a large collection of international and modern art displayed in the hotel’s public areas. This photo shows the Swedish artist Eva Hild’s white-painted aluminum sculpture “Rubato”, 6 x 7 meter, placed just outside the hotel. (Photo: PR)

“I’m a clown without a circus
There’s no-one to see my act
I can laugh and sing
and stand on my head
Nobody knows where I’m at”

– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (1)

It’s no longer breaking news, but many Scandinavian media houses are struggling to survive. In early August, Danish JP/Politikens Hus announced the cut-down of 55 editorial jobs within its flagship publications Politiken, Ekstra Bladet and Jyllands-Posten.

In Sweden, Mittmedia – publisher of 28 daily local newspapers – have been seriously discussing plans to cut 75 % of all journalistic jobs within the next Læs more

10 good reasons why print will not die

Speaking at the SNDSF workshop in San Francisco, 9 April 2016. Photo by Nina Pryds
Speaking at the SNDSF workshop in San Francisco, 9 April 2016. Photo by Nina Pryds


Just had the pleasure of doing a pecha kucha at the “SNDSF Evolving our Craft” workshop and exhibition in San Francisco, organized by the Society for News Design. My topic was “10 good reasons why print will not die” – with examples pricked among the latest ten years of winners in the Best of Scandinavian News Design competition.

You can download the pdf with my 20 slides here:


It’s all worthwhile


Editor’s column from SNDS Magazine 1, 2016

There’s a starman
waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
Cause he knows
it’s all worthwhile

– David Bowie: “Starman” (1972)

In the first week of March, I had the pleasure once again of spending days in Legoland, attending the judging of entries in this year’s Scandinavian news design competition. Among my duties was to help with photographing all the print winners for the annual catalogue. Læs more