Readers love illustrations in whatever platform. Art directors know how important illustrations can be. Editors admire illustrations, although it is not perhaps the first visual idea that comes to their mind. I like to find the good illustrations and talk to the illustrators. Today, a chat with Spain’s Javier Muñoz Fernandez.
The New York Times has announced that Dean Chang, who serves as city editor for The Times, has been appointed to the new position of "print editor" for the Metro section. Once upon a time they were all print editors. Do you remember?
It’s a new 8-page (yes, print) business supplement for the Boston Globe. TIME makes opens its archives online for replicas of every issue dating to its founding ion 1923. Who’d know? The Internet is improving our English.
The Marshall Project, that much awaited project that united Bill Keller and Gabriel Dance, has been launched: it is a repository of storytelling ideas for in depth journalism, packaged in vibrant, elegant, functional design.
When Canada’s National Post writer Adrian Humphrey penned a piece about what was described as “a made-in-Canada killing in the birthplace of the Mafia”, illustration and design played a key role. A chat with the Post’s deputy editor Julie Traves and design director Gayle Grin about the making of this story.
Those who follow Politico and the Atlanta Journal Constitution are doing so via new redesigns of those websites. It is interesting to read the narratives about facts that led to those redesigns.
It’s no secret that we are all tremendously interested in engaging our readers and knowing what they think about what we produce. But there is a newspaper that has never done such a thing. It is Cuba’s Granma: but it now wants to know how its readers feel. Call it progress.
It’s new morning briefing from the editors of The Economist: it is only five items that offer high level curation to make the news on your smartphone more valuable and easier to manage.
Frank Ariss, who died last week, had a successful career as a corporate designer and an academic, but those of us in publication design will always remember him best for his 1967 redesign of The Minneapolis Tribune: a love fest with Helvetica that inspired many and showed a generation of editors how a clean, aesthetically pleasing newspaper page could look like.