The Daily Blog

By Mario R. García on Apr 22, 2014

Boxing posters: a sure knock out for inspiration

Sometimes one just needs a bit of visual inspiration.You don’t have to be a fan of boxing to appreciate the wealth of visual goodies in those old boxing posters of another era, and some that are not so old.

Tags: color use, design, the craft, newspapers, print, Switzerland, Blick

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By Mario R. García on Apr 22, 2014

Magazines and iPad editions: plenty of food for thought in this roundtable

Legendary magazine designer Bob Newman turns his attention to the iPad’s 4th birthday, gathers a group of experts and asks a direct question: Are Magazine Apps Dead?

Tags: design, Robert Newman, storytelling, tablet

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By Mario R. García on Apr 20, 2014

Welcome to the new García Media website

As I am sure you have already noticed, we have a new design for the García Media website. We would like to know what you think.

Tags: color use, Constantin Eberle, design, Garcia Media, Reed Reibstein, responsive design, typography, usability, mobile, web, USA

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By Mario R. García on Apr 19, 2014

García Márquez: Front pages and the death of the magician of magical realism

Gabriel García Márquez 1927–2014. Remembering a literary giant through the front pages of newspapers worldwide.

Tags: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, literature, print, Colombia

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By Mario R. García on Apr 15, 2014

Appumentary: a term you should know, an example you should check out

TAKEAWAY: When Joe Zeff spoke to my Columbia University class a few weeks ago, he mentioned the term appumentary in the midst of his presentation. Students were on alert, and so was I. What an apt way to describe the style of storytelling that involves the app and the documentary. Now he shows us what an appumentary is.

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By Mario R. García on Apr 14, 2014

Type attacks can come to rescue of that front page

​TAKEAWAY: I have always been a fan of using what I call “type attacks” as an option when photos and illustrations are not available. From time to time even a type attack appears on a front page, as happened this past week at Aftenposten of Norway.

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By Mario R. García on Apr 13, 2014

Last Week Tonight: more than a satire?

TAKEAWAY: Talk about frequency of publication! A new HBO show promises to cover breaking news once a week, on Sundays. Are they on to something?

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By Mario R. García on Apr 10, 2014

The iPad turns 4: Five lessons we have learned

TAKEAWAY: It seems only yesterday that the first iPad became available, generating unparalleled media interest and long lines at every Apple store in the US. Now the iPad is four years old. What has transpired? What have we learned?

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By Mario R. García on Apr 09, 2014

Multimedia storytelling: don’t overdo bells and whistles

TAKEAWAY: When producing a multimedia story, practice the role of curation to avoid unnecessary bells and whistles.

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