SNDLOU: A Few Months Later
Well, it’s been a few months since my adventures in Louisville, KY. Thanks to an incredible boss in my newsroom and a great advocate in our larger company, I had the chance to venture to the Society of News Design’s annual conference.
Let me tell you. It was incredible.
And I couldn’t be more thrilled to have had that chance.
But now, back in the “real world” of deadlines and second jobs, it’s sometimes hard to keep that enthusiasm up.
Don’t get me wrong. I left SNDLOU jam-packed with design inspiration, excitement and incredible contacts. That’s not gone. But to get the ball rolling back home, where things are harder to move toward innovation or even steps toward progress, it can be a struggle to keep the pure design high.
So I’ve decided to break down the conference here, where I can share my - along with designers far more talented and wise than myself (my new sources of inspiration, as it were) - thoughts. There’s no use bottling up what I learned. Better to get it to others who could do with a dose of enthusiasm themselves.
Be sure to check in for updates on the SNDLOU saga. And remember: It’s always worth it to believe in a better future for our newspapers and design. And for anyone in any field, doing your best work each and every day should be the norm. We’re here to shine, and shine bright.
Design by Abby Westcott
Talk about letting the art speak here. If you’ve got a photo and headline that works, letting it run big is sometimes the perfect thing to do.
San Antonio Current (US)
How bold. An old idea with a great twist in cover presentation.
Better Late Than Never ….
So in the haze of three jobs and all kinds errands, I’ve neglected a bunch of posts saved in my drafts box for the past few months. So you can expect to see some old - but great - work coming your way via this blog here.
Thanks for appreciating the work far past its presentation date.
Cover Adweek magazine
About Adweek: “our goal is to provide you inside stories on: creativity, client/agency relationships, successful global advertising strategies. Plus news of accounts in review, the best creative work, and new campaigns.”
Creative director: Nick Mrozowski
Editor: Michael Wolff
Read here all about the redesign on the Pentagram website: design by Luke Hayman
What a clever cover illustration.
Design by Jen Meyer
What a clever illustration for their centerpiece. It’s got the white space I love with this pop of color you can’t help but glance at.
Time Out (Hong Kong)
What a cool twist to a 2013 recap. Love this illustration.
I believe I’ll be needing to check this out.
"The Modern Magazine features the best editorial design, looking in particular at how magazines have adapted to respond to digital media." This 240 pages hardback comes in september, possible to order now.
Published by fab MagCulture! (that says it all)
Interesting illustration that gets the point across in a darkly comical way.
Take a look at this week’s cover.