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Designing a big news site is about more than beauty
It appears to be Pick On News Web Designers Day today. This comic — poking at news sites’ unwillingness to link, misuse of thumbnails, and addictions to share buttons, among other things — made the rounds of Twitter, to the point of crashing cartoonist Brad Colbow’s site.
forsnd  news_design  nytimes  design  criticism  nytcriticism  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Boring Magazine design contest winner!
Boing Boing asked you to design the cover to a supremely boring periodical. The response was overwhelming, with more than 100 thoroughly mind-numbing entries resting on the magazine rack in Hell.
forsnd  magazines  design  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West
This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers. 
forsnd  visualization  history  newspapers  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Print in Digital Clothing: The Problem with Magazine Apps
The iPad was supposed to be the saviour of magazines, but so far, most magazine apps have been “same same, but digital.” Sparksheet Creative Director Charles Lim argues it’s time for designers to shed their print shackles and think digital first.
forsnd  ipad  magazines  design  news_design  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Everything is a Remix, Part 3
Creativity isn't magic. Part three of this four-part series explores how innovations truly happen.
forsnd  inspiration  creativity  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Data Visualization is Not Useful. It’s Indispensable.
One of the reason why we ask ourselves whether visualization is useful or not is because we don’t have a clear focus on those problems in which visualization is not just useful, but plainly indispensable.
forsnd  visualization  toteach  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
In Newspaper Pressrooms, Vibrancy of an Old Technology
“A photograph of a roomful of servers wouldn’t really be interesting,” Mike Osborne said. Printing presses, on the other hand — now there is something to marvel at.
nytimes  photography  print  forsnd  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
The Problem of Washington Photo Coverage Goes Well Beyond Restagings
The government doesn’t make itself easy to cover. And limited news budgets may make government handout photos look like a bargain. But the public needs and deserves professional observers to make certain there’s truth in the space around the notes.
photography  government  semiotics  photojournalism  forsnd  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Not A Series of Tubes | Don’t Fear the Internet
Are you a print designer, photographer, fine-artist, or general creative person? Do you have a shitty website that you slapped together yourself in Dreamweaver in that ONE web design class that you took in college?
forsnd  webdesign  toteach  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Celebrating Linotype, 125 Years Since Its Debut
Around for a century, Linotype machines were made obsolete in the 1970s by changing technologies -- but they have not been forgotten
forsnd  typography  history  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Ben Greenman’s Museum of Silly Charts
My interest in charts springs primarily from my disinterest in charts. Reality is so messy. Nothing that passes for a fact ever really is one.
forsnd  visualization  data  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Mark Porter: Ethics and infographics
We must educate the editors we work with to understand that design and infographics are journalism too, and the same ethical standards as for text and photography should apply.
visualization  forsnd  data  ethics  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Readability: And what of art direction?
As Readability’s popularity continues to grow on the web, we often catch the occasional grimace from designers, art directors and the like noting that Readability’s “slash and burn” approach is unfortunate for design on the web.
forsnd  design  news_design  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Julie Platner's Coverage of a Slain Neo-Nazi Leader
“I’m trying to give human voice to people that most of society sees as monsters,” said Julie Platner, a 28-year-old photojournalist and video journalist in Brooklyn.
forsnd  photojournalism  nazi  nytimes  nytphoto  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Iraqi Child in Acclaimed War Photo Tries to Move On
At 5 years old, photographs of Samar Hassan, screaming and splattered in blood, illuminated the horror of civilian casualties in Iraq.
forsnd  photojournalism  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Newspaper designers describe front page techniques for capturing bin Laden’s death
We’ve looked at hundreds of newspaper front pages depicting Osama bin Laden’s death this week, and we’ve noticed several trends.
forsnd  news_design  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
The Inner Lives of Wartime Photographers
In a grievous season for the tribe of combat photographers, a discussion of the moral burden of putting them in harm’s way.
bill_keller  forsnd  photojournalism  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Photo Editors Describe the Power of Pete Souza's Photograph
“As a moment of time captured, it’s very powerful,” says Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Richard Turley. “It’s quite a human picture isn’t it: The way Obama kind of tucked himself into the corner, the body language on everyone.”
forsnd  photography  photojournalism  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Business Class: Freemium for News?
What would a Business Class news site look like?
forsnd  news_design  design  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
The Making of a New York Times Magazine Cover
What may seem like a long, arduous process was actually a short, arduous process. The execution of the final cover happened within a period of two very intense days.
forsnd  nytmag  nytimes  typography  illustration  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
A List Apart: More Meaningful Typography
By using culturally relevant, historically pleasing ratios to create modular scales and basing the measurements in our compositions on values from those scales, we can achieve a visual harmony not found in layouts that use arbitrary, conventional, or easily divisible numbers.
forsnd  toteach  grids  typography  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Terrible Cartoon Explains Everything About Bin Laden Raid
From Gawker: "http://www.spd.org/2011/05/texas-monthly-dan-winters-disc.phpThank you to the producers at CBS' The Early Show for distilling the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound into a hilarious, cheap and brief cartoon with all the visual sizzle of a computer game circa 1992."
graphics  forsnd  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Khoi Vinh: My Column on Columns
I think that the desire to approach screen-based layout with columnized text is misguided. Multiple columns are an effective layout technique in print because they improve legibility for long blocks of text. But for digital media, it’s my feeling that they make it harder to read text.
khoi_vinh  forsnd  design  typography  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
BUSINESSWEEK: THE MOVIE SORT OF
Time lapse of the making the Businessweek over a week.
forsnd  design  businessweek  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Will the Next Zuckerberg Be a Designer, not a Hacker?
A Silicon Valley investment fund seeking startups founded by designers hopes to spawn a new breed of tech companies.
forsnd  design  startup  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Making books is fun!
Back before inkjets, printing was a time-comsuming laborious process, that took teams of people working together to produce just one book. Now days, any crabby person can sit at home and crank out stuff on a blog or even make internet video. This movie will make you happy as you watch others toil for 'The Man' under primitive conditions.
forsnd  books  video  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
The 50 Things Every Graphic Design Student Should Know - Jamie Wieck - Design, Illustration & Creative Thinking
British designer Jamie Wieck from the studio Airside compiled this list of useful wisdom for design students about to enter the workforce.
forsnd  design  students  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Magazine Publishers Scramble To Streamline Their App Production
Magazine publishers are not only trying to pack more features and content into their apps—they’re also trying to design for an ever-growing variety of devices and formats.
forsnd  ipad  design  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Lessons in data journalism from the New York Times
At the International Journalism Festival, NYT deputy graphics editor Matthew Ericson led an in-depth two-hour workshop on his team’s approach to visualising some of the data that flows through the paper’s stories every day.
forsnd  nytgfx  matt_ericson  links  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Weightshift Memo: The New Design
The disconnect in schools is strong — many schools and colleges separate the tracks with little to no overlap. Students and young designers are left to learn on their own, postgraduation, what studios really are hammering away on and how the industry is shaping up.
forsnd  design  education  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
3 Things Wile E. Coyote Teaches Us About Creative Intelligence | Co.Design
Frog Design's Robert Fabricant responds to Bruce Nussbaum's post about the death of Design Thinking and the rise of Creative Intelligence.
forsnd  creativity  design  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Online News Association - MJ Bear Fellowships
@ONA announces MJ Bear fellowships (mentoring, conference, etc)
ona  forsnd  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Bloomberg's Richard Turley: Meet The Guy Who Has Totally Reinvented Businessweek's Design
More than any magazine redesign we've seen in the past few years, Businessweek feels bold and fresh, with provocative covers, interesting charts, and great photo selection.
forsnd  bloomberg  bbw  design  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
New York Subway’s Long Dance With a Typeface
It’s always refreshing to come across an unexpurgated account of the messy reality, and the American design historian Paul Shaw has produced a particularly thoughtful and engaging example in his new book, “Helvetica and the New York City Subway System”
typography  helvetica  forsnd  design  nyc  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Google News founder Krishna Bharat
“When journalists think they’re producing content, pure and simple, they’re wrong,” Bharat said — in the same way that a Starbucks barista thinking she simply produces coffee is wrong. “You think you’re there for coffee, but you’re really there for the full experience” — the music, the collegiality, the reading space, the aroma, the brand. You pay for coffee, sure; but “the whole experience is what counts.”
news  google  prediction  journalism  forsnd  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Data journalism broken down: what we do to the data before you see it | visualised | News | guardian.co.uk
From the Guardian, "What happens before our data journalism produces results? See how the process works."
forsnd  data  visualization  guardian  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
As government shutdown looms, 5 interactives explain the budget battle
As the possible government shutdown makes headlines this week, news organizations have been creating interactive graphics to illustrate information about the budget in ways that traditional narratives can’t.
nytimes  poynter  forsnd  visualization  government  budget  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Tibor Kalman vs. Joe Duffy Revisited
Twenty-one years ago to the month, Print hosted a spirited debate in its New York offices between two of design's biggest names, Joe Duffy and Tibor Kalman. The pair's sit down has become legendary in the industry and many people still talk about it to this day.
forsnd  print  design  debate  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Infographic of Infographics
From Ivan Cash: "Data visualization is a popular new way of sharing research. Here is a look at some of the <br />
visual devices, informational elements, and general trends found in the modern day infographic."
forsnd  data  visualization  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Photojournalism in the Age of New Media
Social media have given photojournalists a million extra eyes in conflict zones. But if a picture can say a thousand words, the trick is finding the right one.
forsnd  photojournalism  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Interactive Journalism, The New York Times and Andrew DeVigal
Andrew DeVigal, the multimedia editor at The New York Times, visited us at the Adaptive Path Amsterdam studio on March 22 and gave an interesting talk on interactive journalism.
forsnd  nytimes  nytmm  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Lynsey Addario: 'It's What I Do' — Why She Will Cover War Again
Some comments said: “How dare a woman go to a war zone?” and “How could The New York Times let a woman go to the war zone?”<br />
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To me, that’s grossly offensive. This is my life, and I make my own decisions.
nytimes  nytphoto  photojournalism  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Comic Sans? Comic Serif, comic relief
It had to come to this at some point. It’s an obvious joke, I admit that upfront. But it makes me laugh every now and then, and that’s why I share it.
forsnd  typography  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Explainer maps locate, contextualize and localize news from Libya, Japan
Is your geography good enough to know that Misurata and Az Zintan are in northwest Libya, that Tripoli is northeast of Kabaw, and that Rikuzentakata is a coastal town in northeast Japan?
forsnd  cartography  visualization  nytgfx  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
A Brief History of Title Design
Presentation video for the SXSW "Excellence in Title Design" competition screening.
design  typography  cinema  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Tale of the Tape: The New Newsweek vs. The New New York Times Magazine
Over the weekend, two of the nation's most prominent newsweeklies debuted new looks under new editors. How often does that happen? It's like your mother getting a short, modern haircut on exactly the same weekend your dad decides to finally shave off his mustache. It's jarring!
nytmag  newsweek  redesign  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Chartwell, OpenType for data
Chartwell is a family that explores the use of OpenType to interpret and visualize data. The font format is highly portable and can be used in any application that supports standard ligatures. The data also remains editable allowing for easy updates.
typography  opentype  visualization  data  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Matt Waite: To build a digital future for news, developers must be able to hack at the core of old systems
"I’m disappointed on what hasn’t been done. Where we, from inside news organizations, haven’t gone. Where we haven’t been allowed to go."
favorite  forsnd  matt_waite  newsapp  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Designed with SCIENCE! A Bit About Mule Design's Research Methods
You know how the most challenging part of design isn’t thinking of the right solution, but convincing the decision-makers? Well, now you do
forsnd  design  process  advice  favorite  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
NYT Magazine archive research
Following our last post about the redesign of the NYT Magazine, here’s a small selection of the material dug up (from the NYT archive) as reference material by the design team. The relationship between the research and new design is self-evident.
forsnd  magazine  nytmag  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
It's Apple's 'post-PC' world -- we're all just living in it
There is no Mac vs. PC here -- only "the future" versus "the past." It won’t be a debate about displays, memory, wireless options — it will be a debate about the quality of the experience. Apple is not just eschewing the spec conversation in favor of a different conversation — it’s rendering those former conversations useless.
ipad  apple  forsnd  prediction  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
The New York Times Magazine redesign
Here’s a quick glimpse inside this weekend’s relaunch issue of the New York Times Magazine, courtesy of design director Arem Duplessis.
forsnd  nytmag  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
The Case Against Drop-down Identities
Social software should let you explain. But as the drop-down option says, it's complicated.
forsnd  ui  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Dave Gray and Jason Fried of 37Signals
Dave Gray talks to Jason about design and creativity. There also videos of Jason discussing simplicity and nature.
forsnd  design  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Another Look at iPad Magazines
The main issue is that readers – paying or not – aren’t engaging with overtly magazine-like apps. There’s a simple reason for this: printed magazines work better in every way.
ipad  magazines  newsdesign  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
The Sad Story of Illustration on the Web
In digital media, illustration is missing in action, and its absence is palpable. I can’t think of a single, regularly publishing, large-scale digital publication that uses original illustrations prominently, much less pays illustrators a working wage for their efforts.
khoi_vinh  forsnd  design  news_design  illustration  artdirection  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
How To Develop Ideas That Will Disrupt Your Industry
Luke Williams, a fellow at frog design and adjunct professor at NYU Stern, is a leading consultant on innovation and the author of DISRUPT: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business
forsnd  design_thinking  business  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
The end of the IT department
The problem with IT departments seems to be that they’re set up as a forced internal vendor. From the start, they have a monopoly on the “computer problem” – such monopolies have a tendency to produce the customer service you’d expect from the US Postal Service. The IT department has all the power, they’re not going anywhere (at least not in the short term), and their customers are seen as mindless peons. There’s no feedback loop for improvement.
forsnd  technology  innovation  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
A Collection of Black History Charts
Linda Eckstein writes, "The stunning charts you see here were hand drawn and colored at the turn of the 19th century, by Sociology students at Atlanta University. Their professor at the time, African American activist W.E.B. Du Bois, was organizing the upcoming “American Negro” exhibit for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris."
forsnd  visualization  charts  race  history  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Shady Characters: The Pilcrow
The pilcrow is not just some typographic curiosity, useful only for livening up a coffee-table book on graphic design or pointing the way to a paragraph in a mortgage deed, but a living, breathing character with its roots in the earliest days of punctuation.
forsnd  punctuation  typography  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Joshua Davis Creates the Face of Watson, IBM's Jeopardy Supercomputer
IBM hired designer Joshua Davis to give its faceless room of servers a presence at the "Jeopardy!" podium.
visualization  ibm  forsnd  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
User-Led Innovation Can't Create Breakthroughs; Just Ask Apple and Ikea
“It’s all bullshit and hot air created to sell consulting projects and to give insecure managers a false sense of security. At Apple, we don’t waste our time asking users, we build our brand through creating great products we believe people will love.”
forsnd  design  usability  users  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Damon Winter: Through My Eye, Not Hipstamatic’s
At the heart of all of these photos is a moment or a detail or an expression that tells the story of these soldiers’ day-to-day lives while on a combat mission. Nothing can change that. No content has been added, taken away, obscured or altered. These are remarkably straightforward and simple images.
forsnd  damonwinter  nytphoto  iphone  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Fonts In Use – The Daily
Stephen Coles writes, "Design trumps content in launch of first major tablet newspaper."
forsnd  typography  thedaily  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
For Electronic Types, a Mark of Distinction
On Monday, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is to announce that Verdana and 22 other digital typefaces have been chosen to be admitted to its architecture and design collection.
forsnd  typography  moma  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
H&FJ Typefaces Join the MoMA Permanent Collection
The Museum of Modern Art in New York has announced the acquisition of four H&FJ type families — HTF Didot, Gotham, Mercury and Retina — for the MoMA permanent collection.
forsnd  typography  hf&j  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Does WikiLeaks need a better visual image?
Perhaps, as Daniel van der Velden of the design studio Metahaven argues, WikiLeaks ought to re-evaluate its “visual identity.” “Does it matter what it looks like?” he asked in a talk sponsored by the Graphic Design Museum in the Netherlands. “Maybe it does.”
wikileaks  nytimes  forsnd  identity  design  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Great advice for the New Year: “Make it better”
"Whatever you do, always try to be the best you can be. Spread the word. By Climent Canal and Sebastián Baptista.
forsnd  typography  inspiration  animation  motion  video  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Photoshop Tutorial Rap
Watch as CMYKiller, Philter Phil, DJ Dodge, MC Burn and the rest of the posse rap us through some Photoshop tutorials.
forsnd  photoshop  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Subtraction.com: iPad Magazines Go to ’11
Time to focus instead on coming up with new and genuinely different solutions to this admittedly vexing and unforgiving problem facing great print publications everywhere. So I say stop it, Condé Nast. Stop it, Hearst. Stop it Adobe. Stop it everyone who’s pursuing this all but discredited strategy.
khoi_vinh  forsnd  magazines  ipad  prediction  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Q&A with author of About to Die: How News Images Move the Public
The emergence and cultural meaning photographs of the dead, the dying, and the potentially doomed published in the press and on the airwaves is the subject of Barbie Zelizer's densely packed, enlightening new book, About To Die: How News Images Move the Public.
forsnd  photography  photojournalism  newspapers  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
The Web Is a Customer Service Medium (Ftrain.com)
You couldn't do it on TV, or in a newspaper, or in books. You need a back button, a database, and a community. ... The web is not, despite the desires of so many, a publishing medium. The web is a customer service medium. “Intense moderation” in a customer service medium is what “editing” was for publishing.
brilliant  paul_ford  culture  customer_service  internet  community  forsnd  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
iPads, Print-on-Demand Slowly Transform Magazines in 2010
It's been a year of high expectations but little fulfillment for those who thought 2010 might forever change the way we read magazines.
forsnd  magazines  ipad  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
How Magazines are Really Made
If you're in the business already, much will ring true and if you're a student pay close attention as this revealing information can save you months of trying to figure out the complex internal politics of editorial design and magazine making.
forsnd  design  magazines  from delicious
december 2010 by tysone
Matthew Carter: The most-read man in the world
Mr Carter sits near the pinnacle of an elite profession. No more than several thousand type designers ply the trade worldwide, only a few hundred earn their keep by it, and only several dozens—most of them dead—have their names on the lips of discerning aficionados.
forsnd  matthew_carter  typography  from delicious
december 2010 by tysone
Scocca : Nobody in Journalism Has a Career Plan Anymore
All of which is to say: huh? Old media are being raided by new media, but new media are copying old media, and Mark Zuckerberg is Time magazine's person of the year, or should that be the other way around? Gawker would like to look like a magazine site. Huh?
journalism  career  forsnd  from delicious
december 2010 by tysone
Flipboard's Mike McCue: Web format has 'contaminated' online journalism
"It's generally agreed that the Web isn't a very good place to read. With constantly changing, amorphous formatting and an invariably ad-choked feel, the Web has never been able to replicate the quiet, unencumbered pleasure of reading in print."
forsnd  journalism  news_design  design  from delicious
december 2010 by tysone
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