The Mario Blog
02.02.2018—7am
Design hubs can art direct, too

Many of you are sending me good examples of design carried out in design hubs. So, here it is

This is the weekend edition of TheMarioBlog and will be updated as needed. The next blog post is Monday, Feb. 5

 

In my Thursday blog, I discussed the news that The Virginian-Pilot, one of the best designed newspapers in the US, will outsource its design to a Canadian firm.

Then I went into a discussion of design hubs, and how the work tends to be more template-driven than art directed.

As a result of the blog, I have been asked by Columbia Journalism Review to write a more extensive piece on the subject (to be published sometime today Friday), but, in the process, I have received sample pages designed in design centers/hubs that truly look good, proving the point that you can “art direct” pages in the environment of a design hub.

Here are some of those examples.

Stay tuned for link to my CJR story later in the day today.

 

 

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Mario’s Speaking Engagements

 

 

April 18-19, 2018-Newscamp ,Augsburg,  Germany.

 

 

 

 

May 26, 2018Associacion Riograndense de Imprensa, Univesidad de Santa Cruz (Unisc), Brazil

 

 

June 3-6, 2018The Seminar, San Antonio, Texas.

 

 

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