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More Newspaper Design

Following up on the last post about what your newspaper can teach you about design: Smashing Magazine has a ton of photos of Award Winning Newspaper Designs.

Latest in Publication Design

I've posted pages from my latest publication designs. These were inserted in newspapers across Maryland. They're printed on varying qualities of newsprint depending on the publication. The Spring Home publication featured bright colors and spring themes while Spring Preview is more of a retro design.

The goal of any of these publication designs is to make it unified. What you don't see here are the ad pages. When you have the pages of your document mixed with varying ad designs, its pretty important to have it clear what is an editorial layout and what is an ad. One way of accomplishing this is picking a set of typefaces and colors and sticking to it. Too many type styles can create cluttered and confused designs. Picking one or maybe two is best. I'd say one style of type with a lot of options (swash, bold, italic, varying weights) works best unless you have a very good reason to use a second. As for choosing colors, that takes a lot of observation. Look around and see what works and what doesn't.

Spring Preview Cover Design Spring Home Cover Design Health Cover Design

You Like It Unformal

Manolo for the Men is one of my favorite blogs. The text is always so short and to the point. The pictures are priceless and demonstrative. I ramble on too much and am too formal here. Take the post about the sucky new polo brand's logo. Izzy is brash; I love it!

Here's a cool link: Luis Santi Jr.

A typeface

I'm not really very politically decisive, so don't take this link as some kind of statement. A font we can believe in is just an interesting look at a typeface in the context of Obama's campaign for the presidency.

Also, check out Daily Color Scheme for some nice color schemes. You might like reading about where they came from too.


Glyphobet's Why your Flash website sucks article presents a few reasons why a Flash presentation may not be the best idea for your content. Flash has its place, but keep it there. Especially now with the rise of [[AJAX]].

I have now installed the Wikipedia-link plugin which allows me to link to [[Wikipedia]] using [[brackets]]. You can also do this in the comments!
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