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Mar 14

SNDS Magazine no. 1, 2014

SNDSmag1-2014_coverLOREZ“It’s a very interactive piece on a flat medium, not a newspaper trying to be something else…
– SND35 Long-form judges*

The editor’s column, March 2014

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Jan 14

Are you the best designed?

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It’s now time to enter this year’s news design competition, organized by SNDS, Society for News Design Scandinavia. Find out more on www.snds.org or in the brochure with rules and entry forms below. The competition is open for digital and printed content published in 2013. Deadline for submitting your work is January 27, 2014.

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16
Dec 13

SNDS Magazine 4|2013

Our editors’ column in SNDS Magazine 4, 2013.

“I would feel unarmed attacking a day of creative thinking if I hadn’t read The New York Times early that morning.” – George Lois, 2012*

SNDSmag4-2013_pageoneAdvertising guru George Lois (born 1931, inventor of Big Idea advertising) may belong to a different time than the new breed of media workers, who grew up with twitter, blogs, and Facebook. But he sure has made his mark in the graphic design world, creating great art direction for Esquire Magazine, MTV, and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few.

In his small book, Damn Good Advice (for people with talent) he gives some of his experience back to the next generation of creatives – in the form of short, in-your-face advice on how to be creative. His book includes the statement above – followed by this comment:

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25
Apr 13

Berlingske iPad – og grafik

Berlingske Aften er Berlingskes klokken 17-udgave – unikt indhold, kun på iPad’en. Dr. Mario R. García, som er verdens formentlig største kapacitet inden for nyhedsdesign, har netop kigget nærmere på iPad-app’en på sin The Mario Blog, og synes blandt andet, at app’en har den rette kombination af nyhedspræg og en mere tilbagelænet billedbåret fortællestil.

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12
Mar 13

VG’s great children’s drawing cover

VG-110313-forside-Barnehagen800Five years ago, at the SNDS Copenhagen Crash seminar, the Norwegian newspaper VG‘s editor-in-chief Torry Pedersen told the audience that at VG they didn’t really care much about design, with a cacophony of different typefaces in the paper as a result.

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14
Feb 13

World’s Best Designed Newspapers announced

worldbestsnd34final“What distinguishes a World’s Best-Designed™ Newspaper? A culture of careful editing of all content that puts the reader first — through stringent attention to detail.”

“Too many designers are not driven by the content in front of them; they’re just moving elements around pages. In the best-designed publications, that connection jumps off the page.”

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