I wonder if that foldery looking flag is here to stay…
Front page, The (Torrance, CA)Daily Breeze, Monday 3 March 2014.
Yes, the paper’s staff and editor actually let that headline through.
Welcome to 2014.
COPY EDITORS, NO!!!
(via the newseum)
Forum, January 23, 2014
David Kordalski, illustrator/designer
One of the issues that our editorial board has championed over the past several months is the overcrowding in Ohio prisons. And rightly so. From the editorial:
Ohio’s prisons noware so overcrowded — they currently house 50,526 inmates, projected to reach 51,601 by June 30, far above their 38,500 capacity — that it could put inmates and guards in danger.
That’s a warning sign that Ohio has to move quickly to reduce the prison population.
Read the entire editorial here.
A side note: Since The Plain Dealer’s transition to three-day home delivery, we’ve committed to a Forum section for each of the home delivery days. We lead each one with the main editorial. The challenge — and the thrill — is that these pages are done live … often conceived and completed within a six-hour (or in this case, a two-hour) window.
Cover LA Weekly:
“Founded in 1984, Xtra magazine is Canada’s oldest and most widely-read gay & lesbian publication, a scrappy biweekly with a mandate of activist journalism and coverage of LGBT events, people and issues. “
Creative Director: Lucinda Wallace
Illustration: Paul Dotey
Editor: Danny Glenwright
In the Spring of 2011 I didn’t enroll in a news design course at Syracuse University. I, instead, enrolled in a magazine course. It was the en vogue course and I arrogantly thought I didn’t need the design class - I thought I was already a great news designer.
"I just don’t want to waste a class," I remember telling Sherry Taylor, an SU faculty member, and one of my mentors.
She nodded in understanding, but thankfully convinced me to drop that dumb magazine class and get myself into that news design course. “The design class gets to go to SND every year,” she said knowingly.
And thank goodness for Ms.Taylor’s brilliant guidance because without her, who knows where I’d be today?
At SND Syraucse there is always a panel before the competition for students. At SND 32 I was there, kind of in the back, my portfolio in hand for a critique (that turned out to be excruciatingly embarrassing) and just kind of in awe that I was getting this close with real-life professional visual journalists. The all stars of our industry were right there, sharing their secrets of success. More impressionable, however, was a young woman, an industry newbie, Andrea Zagata, from one of the Detroit papers.
She talked about her new career, the path she took and just gave great insight for someone like me who very much wanted to follow in her footsteps, only a couple paces in front of me.
During the competition I soaked in all the glorious pages, the winners, the losers - they were all beautiful. It was like my future - a future in visual journalism - became very real and attainable for me.
Three years later, I’m headed back to SND with that future realized. I have no delusions that my work will receive any kind of recognition - I’m not there yet. Instead, I’m going to focus on meeting some awesome people, check out some of the best pages in the world and just appreciate the opportunity to be part of a great industry.
New Cover! The Winter Olympics coming to Russia
Illustration by David Parkins
(Animations by Rising Tensions)
Political cartoonist Steve Brodner takes an illustrated look into the news of the upcoming year.
Forum, December 20, 2013
Andrea Levy, photographer/illustrator; David Kordalski, designer
Andrea took a Facebook holiday and gained a renewed appreciation of the connections, large and small:
Well, my deactivation has made something abundantly clear to me: Beneath all the sleeping pups and perfect pies, new haircuts, snowy lawn furniture, shared fears, prayers and argument lies our need to reach out, whether electronically or in person. Because ultimately, I think we care deeply for one another.
You can go here to read the entire piece.
And to see and read other pieces in this continuing OpinionArt series, follow Andrea’s blog here.
Oh, and after her self-imposed exile, she started a FB fan page. You can like it here.