A Design State of Mind
Design is misused if it is merely an opportunity to self-indulgently show off one’s latest visual experiments. Experimentation in service of the message, though, is always a welcome approach.
Alex W. White, The Elements of Graphic Design

bostonglobedesign:

Review of “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Story of Pop Music” from the Sunday Arts section. Design by Ryan Huddle. Illustrations by Ryan Huddle (cover) and Tim Marrs.

Wow.

Colorado’s Coverage

While newspapers across the country selected from a collection of heart-wrenching photos coming out of Ferguson, Mo., we in Colorado were doing the same while placing coverage from Michael Brown’s funeral.

Here are a few that really played up local and national content.

Top: Boulder Daily Camera: Front Page - Aug. 26, 2014

Designed by yours truly, with a late story that came out of a vigil held on the University of Colorado, Boulder’s campus.

Left: The Denver Post: Front Page - Aug. 26, 2014

A centerpiece that tears at your heartstrings. Thanks to their dog-leg design, they were able to push this art toward the top, above the fold.

Right: The Gazette: Front Page - Aug. 26, 2014

They selected the same photo as me, letting a thin serif to keep the tone somber and appropriate.

Thanks to Newseum, as always, for the pages.

nevver:

The New Yorker

No kidding. These covers are incredible.

asburyparkdesignstudio:

Design by JJ Alcantara

Now here’s a cool twist on a timeline. (And as any page designer knows, timelines are notoriously hard to create in a new way.)

asburyparkdesignstudio:

Design by JJ Alcantara

Now here’s a cool twist on a timeline. (And as any page designer knows, timelines are notoriously hard to create in a new way.)

It seems I’ve made it onto a European blog post dedicated to the disgust we internationally feel for this publishing platform called Methode.

Famous for all the right reasons.

Boulder Daily Camera: Front Page, Aug. 4, 2014
Our coverage from this weekend’s Ironman Boulder triathlon. What a great set of coverage, and wonderful work from our talented photographers who were there to catch every moment as it happened.

Boulder Daily Camera: Front Page, Aug. 4, 2014

Our coverage from this weekend’s Ironman Boulder triathlon. What a great set of coverage, and wonderful work from our talented photographers who were there to catch every moment as it happened.

coverjunkie:

Newest cover The New York Times Magazine
New York Times Magazine also carries an ace blog called “The 6th Floor” , a fun read.
Gail Bichler: Design Director Kathy Ryan: Director of Photography Designers: Raul Aguila , Ben Grandgenett and Jason Sfetko  Design Associate: Audrey Rodriguez

Wow.
That’s what I said when I saw this cover. It’s … wonderful.

coverjunkie:

Newest cover The New York Times Magazine

New York Times Magazine also carries an ace blog called “The 6th Floor” , a fun read.

Gail Bichler: Design Director
Kathy Ryan: Director of Photography
Designers: Raul Aguila , Ben Grandgenett and Jason Sfetko
Design Associate: Audrey Rodriguez

Wow.

That’s what I said when I saw this cover. It’s … wonderful.

There’s something about this I really love.The headline, the dominant art (and it’s placement that makes it look almost popping-off-the-page, in a way) … a graphic to break the information down.
Just a clean double truck.

There’s something about this I really love.The headline, the dominant art (and it’s placement that makes it look almost popping-off-the-page, in a way) … a graphic to break the information down.

Just a clean double truck.